Configuring ISA Server 2000

  • ID: 1758930
  • Book
  • 512 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Microsoft's flagship ISA Server delivers the Internet to your customers!
As the demand for Internet connectivity reaches a fever pitch, system administrators are being challenged to connect more and more systems to the Internet without compromising security or network performance. ISA Server 2000 provides system administrators with a revolutionary management infrastructure that addresses the two greatest needs of Enterprise-wide Internet connectivity: Security and speed.

Written by best-selling author of several MCSE 2000 study guides, this book will provide the system administrators with an in depth understanding of all the critiacl features of Microsoft's flag ship Internet Server. Configuring ISA Server 2000 shows network administrators how to connect a network to the Internet, maintain the connection, and troubleshoot remote users' hardware and software configuration problems.
  • Up-to-date coverage of new products specific to Windows 2000
  • Shows network administrators how to supply e-mail whilst maintaining network security
  • Focuses on providing secure remote access to a network
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Chapter 1 Introduction to Microsoft ISA Server

What Is ISA Server


Why "Security and Acceleration” Server


The History of ISA: Microsoft Proxy Server


ISA Server Options


The Microsoft.Net Family of Enterprise Servers


The Role of ISA Server in the Network Environment


An Overview of ISA Server Architecture


ISA Server Features Overview


Firewall Security Features


Web Caching Features


Internet Connection-Sharing Features


Unified Management Features


Extensible Platform Features


Who This Book Is For and What It Covers


Summary


Solutions Fast Track


Frequently Asked Questions


Chapter 2 ISA Server in the Enterprise


Introduction


Enterprise-Friendly Features


Reliability


Scalability


Multiprocessor Support


Network Load-Balancing Support


Clustering


Hierarchical and Distributed Caching


Total Cost of Ownership


Designing Enterprise Solutions


General Enterprise Design Principles


Planning Multiserver Arrays


Understanding Multiserver Management


Using Tiered Policy


Understanding ISA Server Licensing


Summary


Solutions Fast Track


Frequently Asked Questions


Chapter 3 Security Concepts and Security Policies


Introduction


Security Overview


Defining Basic Security Concepts


Knowledge Is Power


Think Like a Thief


Security Terminology


Addressing Security Objectives


Controlling Physical Access


Preventing Accidental Compromise of Data


Preventing Intentional Internal Security Breaches


Preventing Unauthorized External Intrusions and Attacks


Recognizing Network Security Threats


Understanding Intruder Motivations


Classifying Specific Types of Attacks


Categorizing Security Solutions


Hardware Security Solutions


Software Security Solutions


Designing a Comprehensive Security Plan


Evaluating Security Needs


Understanding Security Ratings


Legal Considerations


Designating Responsibility for Network Security


Designing the Corporate Security Policy


Educating Network Users on Security Issues


Incorporating ISA Server into Your Security Plan


ISA Server Intrusion Detection


Implementing a System-Hardening Plan with ISA


Using SSL Tunneling and Bridging


Summary


Solutions Fast Track


Frequently Asked Questions


Chapter 4 ISA Server Deployment Planning and Design


Introduction


ISA Deployment: Planning and Designing Issues


Assessing Network and Hardware


Requirements


System Requirements


Software Requirements


Processor Requirements


Active Directory Implementation


Mission-Critical Considerations


Hard Disk Fault Tolerance


Planning the Appropriate Installation Mode


Installing in Firewall Mode


Installing in Cache Mode


Installing in Integrated Mode


Planning for a Standalone or an Array Configuration


Planning ISA Client Configuration


Internet Connectivity and DNS Considerations


Summary


Solutions Fast Track


Frequently Asked Questions


Chapter 5 ISA Server Installation


Introduction


Installing ISA Server on a Windows 2000 Server


Putting Together Your Flight Plan


Performing the Installation


Installing ISA Server: A Walkthrough


Upgrading a Standalone Server to an Array Member: A Walkthrough


Changes Made After ISA Server Installation


Migrating from Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0


What Gets Migrated and What Doesn't


Upgrading Proxy 2.0 on the Windows 2000 Platform


Upgrading a Proxy 2.0 Installation on Windows NT 4.0


Summary


Solutions Fast Track


Frequently Asked Questions


Chapter 6 Managing ISA Server


Introduction


Understanding Integrated Administration


The ISA Management Console


ISA Wizards


Performing Common Management Tasks


Configuring Object Permissions


Managing Array Membership


Using Monitoring, Alerting, Logging, and Reporting Functions


Creating, Configuring, and Monitoring Alerts


Monitoring Sessions


Using Logging


Generating Reports


Understanding Remote Administration


Installing the ISA Management Console


Using Terminal Services for Remote Management of ISA


Summary


Solutions Fast Track


Frequently Asked Questions


Chapter 7 ISA Architecture and Client Configuration


Introduction


Understanding ISA Server Architecture


The Web Proxy Service


The Firewall Service


The Network Address Translation Protocol Driver


The Scheduled Content Download Service


ISA Server Services Interactions


Configuration Changes and ISA Server Services Restarts


Installing and Configuring ISA Server Clients


The SecureNAT Client


The Firewall Client


The Web Proxy Client


Autodiscovery and Client Configuration


Summary


Solutions Fast Track


Frequently Asked Questions


Chapter 8 Configuring ISA Server for Outbound Access


Introduction


Configuring the Server for Outbound Access


Configuring Listeners for Outbound Web Requests


Server Performance


Network Configuration Settings


Firewall Chaining: Routing SecureNAT and Firewall Client Requests


Routing Web Proxy Client Requests


Outbound PPTP Requests


The Local Address Table


Configuring the Local Domain Table


Creating Secure Outbound Access Policy


Creating and Configuring Policy Elements


Creating Rules Based on Policy Elements


Bandwidth Rules


Site and Content Rules


Protocol Rules


IP Packet Filters


Configuring Application Filters That Affect Outbound Access


FTP Access Filter


HTTP Redirector Filter


SOCKS Filter


Streaming Media Filter


Understanding and Configuring the Web Proxy Cache


Cache Configuration Elements


Scheduled Content Downloads


Summary


Solutions Fast Track


Frequently Asked Questions


Chapter 9 Configuring ISA Server for Inbound Access


Introduction


Configuring ISA Server Packet Filtering


How Packet Filtering Works


Enabling Packet Filtering


Creating Packet Filters


Managing Packet Filters


Supporting Applications on the ISA Server


Publishing Services on Perimeter Networks Using Packet Filters


Packet Filtering Options


Application Filters That Affect Inbound Access


DNS Intrusion Detection Filter


Configuring the H.323 Filter


POP Intrusion Detection Filter


RPC Filter


SMTP Filter


Configuring the SMTP Message Screener


Designing Perimeter Networks


Limitations of Perimeter Networks


Perimeter Network Configurations


Tri-homed ISA Server Perimeter Networks


Publishing Services on a Perimeter Network


Bastion Host Considerations


Summary


Solutions Fast Track


Frequently Asked Questions


Chapter 10 Publishing Services to the Internet


Introduction


Types of Publishing


Web Publishing


Server Publishing


Publishing Services on a Perimeter Network


Web Server Publishing


Preparing to Publish


Web Publishing Walkthrough-Basic Web Publishing


Publishing a Web Site on the ISA Server


Web Publishing through Protocol Redirection


Creative Publishing Using Destination Sets


Secure Web Site Publishing


Publishing Services


Limitations of Server Publishing Rules


Preparing for Server Publishing


Server Publishing Walkthrough-Basic Server Publishing


Publishing a Terminal Server


Publishing a Web Server Using Server Publishing


The H.323 Gatekeeper Service


Gatekeeper-to-Gatekeeper Calling


ILS Servers


NetMeeting Clients on the Internet


Configuring the Gatekeeper


Managing the Gatekeeper


Virtual Private Networking


Configuring VPN Client Access


Gateway-to-Gateway VPN Configuration


Summary


Solutions Fast Track


Frequently Asked Questions


Chapter 11 Optimizing, Customizing, Integrating, and Backing Up ISA Server


Introduction


Optimizing ISA Server Performance


Establishing a Baseline and Monitoring Performance


Addressing Common Performance Issues


Customizing ISA Server


Using the ISA Server Software Developer's Kit


Using Third-Party Add-ons


Integrating ISA Server with Other Services


Understanding Interoperability with Active Directory


Understanding Interoperability with Routing and Remote Access Services


Understanding Interoperability with Internet Information Server


Understanding Interoperability with IPSecurity


Integrating an ISA Server into a Windows NT 4.0 Domain


Backing Up and Restoring the ISA Configuration


Backup Principles


Backing Up and Restoring Standalone Server Configurations


Backing Up and Restoring Array and Enterprise Configurations


Summary


Solutions Fast Track


Frequently Asked Questions


Chapter 12 Troubleshooting ISA Server


Introduction


Understanding Basic Troubleshooting Principles


Troubleshooting Guidelines


Troubleshooting ISA Server Installation and Configuration Problems


Hardware and Software Compatibility Problems


Initial Configuration Problems


Troubleshooting Authentication and Access Problems


Authentication Problems


Access Problems


Dial-up and VPN Problems


Troubleshooting ISA Client Problems


Client Performance Problems


Client Connection Problems


Troubleshooting Caching and Publishing Problems


Caching Problems


Publishing Problems


Summary


Solutions Fast Track


Frequently Asked Questions


Appendix ISA Server 2000 Fast Track


Index


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