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Microsoft Releases Security Software For Exchange And Internet Information Serve

by Nikola Strahija on January 8th, 2003 Responding to increasingly sophisticated attacks on server security, Microsoft beefed up defenses in its Exchange and IIS servers on Tuesday by unveiling Feature Pack 1 for Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000 (ISA). This first collection of add-ons for the 2-year-old ISA Server bolsters Exchange Server and Microsoft IIS security by adding application-level firewall defenses and support for RSA Security's SecurID two-factor authentication.

Among other additions and enhancements, Feature Pack 1 offers several new security wizards to simplify IT's chores, more stable SMTP screening of e-mail, and the integrated URLScan utility to protect Web and Outlook Web Access (OWA) servers from outside attacks.

Feature Pack 1 includes tools to strengthen Exchange server security, specifically improvements to the Exchange RPC filter to enforce 128-bit RPC encryption for remote Outlook-to-Exchange users. This allows a corporation without a virtual private network to securely connect its remote Outlook users. Other features in FP1 play to IT security concerns, especially the kind of sophisticated, application-level attacks that are becoming more common. To fend off these assaults, FP1 includes URLScan, said Microsoft's Gutt. Although URLScan's long been available for IIS Server users, deploying it at the network edge on ISA Server saves time and trouble.

Click here to go directly to the Microsoft Feature Pack 1 (FP1) web page(

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