Help with security solution please.

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Accolite, Jan 9, 2007.

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  1. Accolite

    Accolite Registered Member

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    Hi. At work we have just installed Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 R2 Standard (withOUT ISA).

    Due to the nature of the product, we cannot have a Transport Layer Firewall on the Server, and we are behind a NAT firewall anyway. However, we are looking at Application Layer and OS/Process Layer firewall solutions to back up NOD32 AV. Could you make any suggestions as to some suitable programs please.

    Apart from the server, our other computers are 5 Win 2k uoSP5 and 1 XP Pro SP2.
     
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    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    Hi Accolite, I have moved your thread here where it should receive better attention.

    Cheers :D
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    Your product must be freeware / payware?
    What are the licensing issues?

    If I understand correctly, you wish control outbound? What control do clients have? Full admin account?

    Mrk
     
  4. Accolite

    Accolite Registered Member

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    The only admin accounts will be for me, the boss and my bro (the techies). Everyone else will be client only with write / execute access only where needed.

    So in theory we probably do not need program control for clients, but where I will download and try some stuff, it would be a good idea to have that sort of protection.

    Licensing is not an issue, because if it does the job will get it.

    Boss is still realing from the last u/g to NIS 2006 for 10 users and its buggy uselessness.
     
  5. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    First, cheap solution: Group Policies. This is a powerful tool for controlling Windows and when used correctly does magic.

    If you can be patient, I will post an article on Friday or Saturday, explaining the usage of these.

    For testing and trying - Virtual Server / Workstation, preferrably on a Linux machine, which you can easily dual boot to your Windows.
    http://www.vmware.com/

    A very nice, unobstrusive tool - DefenseWall, very good for curbing down the escalation of privileges, sort of a sandboxing software.
    http://www.softsphere.com/

    If you got more questions, feel free to ask.

    Mrk
     
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