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Secure and enhance network performance with Microsoft ISA Server 2000. Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000 is more than a simple firewall product. By combining enterprise firewall and high-performance Web cache functions, ISA Server provides a common management infrastructure that reduces network complexity and costs. ISA Server protects networks from unauthorized access, inspects traffic, and alerts network administrators to attacks. The readers of this book will receive comprehensive appendices on useful ISA Server information. Readers will find information in this book that they won't find in any other book on the market. This book includes information on security patches and hot fixes, TCP/IP port assignments, knowledge base articles, ISA Server tools, and a whole lot more.


Secure and enhance network performance with ISA Server 2000 Administration.

About the Author

Zubair Alexander (MCSE, MCT, MCP+I, CNA, A+, CTT, CIW) works as a trainer and consultant in Seattle, Washington. He has over ten years of experience as a trainer, consultant, -network administrator, author, contributing editor, college instructor, and public speaker. He teaches Microsoft ISA Server 2000 and other Microsoft BackOffice products and has written extensively on Microsoft products for several years. When he is not busy training or writing, he finds time for consulting engagements. He excels in troubleshooting hardware and software problems and his real-world experience is one of his greatest strengths.

Zubair is known worldwide for his articles on Windows NT/2000, written as a contributing editor and online columnist for Windows 2000 Magazine. He reviews technical books and -articles for various publishers and has co-authored a book on Windows 2000 networking services.

As a Microsoft EST-endorsed trainer, he trains Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) and Microsoft Product Support Services (PSS) engineers. In addition to writing Professor Windows columns for Microsoft TechNet, he has been involved in writing Windows 2000 exam questions for Microsoft. He has been recognized by Microsoft as a Charter Member 2000, honoring his early achievement as an MCSE for Windows 2000. Zubair was one of only 13 Microsoft Certified Trainers in United States that were endorsed by Microsoft to teach Train-the-Trainer courses for the Windows XP initiative. Zubair was awarded a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle. He also holds a B.S. in Mathematics. He taught at North Seattle Community College after he earned his Computer Information Systems (CIS) degree. Zubair specializes in design, implementation, and engineering of enterprise network services. He speaks publicly at technical seminars and conferences on a wide range of topics, from network security and DNS to Active Directory design and Terminal Services. Computers are not his only passion. Zubair considers himself to be one of the biggest sports fans in the world. He likes to participate in sports and watches just about every sport under the sun. Before he decided to jump into the technology field in the early 90s, Zubair won five trophies at the Northwest Roller-Skating championship, including the overall championship. He was also a winner of the Washington State Open Table Tennis championship. If you ask him for his favorite sport, he will name at least a dozen. His other interests include mind-challenging activities, IQ tests, puzzles, card games, chess, and performing magic tricks. What does Zubair think about his work in the high-tech industry? He likes to tell his friends he doesn't have a job; he gets paid for his hobbies.

Table of Contents


(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with a Summary.)


1. Introducing ISA Server: Moving Beyond Proxy Server 2.0.

ISA Server's Extensibility. Internet Acceleration Updates from Proxy 2.0. Extending Windows 2000 Services. ISA Server Architecture. Server Installation Modes. Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol. Web Caching Services. Firewall Services. Hosting Services.

2. ISA Server Installation and Configuration.

ISA Server Hardware Requirements. Pre-Installation Considerations. Installing ISA Server Step-By-Step. Uninstalling or Reinstalling ISA Server Step-By-Step. Running an Unattended Server Installation. Default ISA Server Settings. Migrating from Proxy Server 2.0. How Proxy Server 2.0 Tasks are Performed in ISA Server. ISA Server Clients. Configuring the H.323 Gatekeeper Service.

3. ISA Security Concepts I.

Emphasizing Network Security. Running the Security Wizard. ISA Server Rules. VPN Support. Setting Up a Local ISA VPN Server. Comparison of Existing Security Solutions. DMZ Overview.

4. ISA Security Concepts—Part II.

Packet Filtering. Application Filtering.

5. ISA Acceleration Concepts.

Forward Caching. Reverse Caching. Scheduled Caching. Active Caching. Negative Caching. Distributed Caching. Hierarchical Caching. Introduction to CARP Cache Drives. .cdat Files.

6. Configuring Policy Elements.

Policy Elements Overview. Bandwidth Priorities. Client Address Sets. Content Groups. Destination Sets. Dial-up Entries. Protocol Definitions. Schedules. Using Array and Enterprise Policy Elements Together.

7. Implementing Publishing.

Hardware Requirements for Publishing. Web Publishing Concepts. Server Publishing Concepts. Running Additional Services on an ISA Server Computer. Publishing a Mail Server.

8. Monitoring, Alerts, and Reporting.

Monitoring Performance. Tips for Monitoring Performance. Using Alerts. Logging and Reporting.

9. Troubleshooting.

Troubleshooting Services. Using the Event Viewer to Help Troubleshoot ISA Events. Troubleshooting Caching. Troubleshooting Sessions. Troubleshooting Connections. Troubleshooting Access. Troubleshooting Authentication. Troubleshooting Publishing. Troubleshooting Dial-Up.

Appendix A. Bug Fixes and Patches for ISA Server 2000.

Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 Updates for ISA Server 2000. Web Requests Can Cause Access Violations in ISA Server Web Proxy Service. ISA Server 2000 Fix for Packet Filter Log. ISA Server 2000 Fix for UDP Log. Security Mailing Lists and Other Resources.

Appendix B. Microsoft Knowledge Base Articles.

Appendix C. TCP/IP Port Assignments.

Appendix D. Default MIME Types in Internet Information Services.



Product Details

Alexander, Zubair
Dailey, Patrick
Sams Publishing
Indianapolis, Ind.
Programming - General
Computer networks
Computer security
Client-server computing
Microsoft ISA server
Client-Server Computing - General
Security - General
Server Computing
Computer networks -- Security measures.
Networking-Computer Security
Edition Description:
Sams White Books
Series Volume:
Publication Date:
December 2001
Grade Level:
9.1 x 7.3 x 0.7 in 553 gr

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Computers and Internet » Networking » Computer Security
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » Programming and Languages

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