Re: Firewall Advice - 2003 Server
From: Fieldguy (noemail_at_here.ca)
Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2004 21:37:57 GMT
Computer Associates? No thanks. I trust Microsoft out-of-the-box more than
"Dirk-Thomas Brown" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> You could try this. Its a 12 month free AV subscription and includes a
> firewall with icon and popups for you to see plus control!
> "Fieldguy" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > "Miha Pihler" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > news:uI8ITSdmEHA.firstname.lastname@example.org...
> >> Hi,
> >> > There is no little icons in the system tray, like Norton Anti-Virus,
> >> Zone
> >> > Alarm, or AVG, or anything.
> >> > There is no Anti-Virus or Firewall software programs listed in All
> >> Programs.
> >> > The server has a router / DSL connection just like my workstation,
> > my
> >> > station has Norton Anti-Virus. The server is set to automatically
> >> download
> >> > updates and this works, so the server sees and accesses the internet.
> > No
> >> > apparent protection makes me nervous.
> >> No, Microsoft does not provide any special GUI features with its
> >> firewall. Once you enable ICF under Network configuration you don't
> > any
> >> special monitors.
> >> What you can do is enable firewall logging and later you can monitor
> >> firewall log for e.g. dropped connections. That is about it.
> >> If you feel the need for icons in your status bar, you will have to go
> > with
> >> Norton or some other 3rd party product.
> > What I want is comfort in my systems security. Am I supposed to blindly
> > accept that my Microsoft Server is secure? Why don't you recommend
> > surfing
> > to Vicar or Shields Up!?
> >> Note, that I can write a very nice icon that will blink and flash all
> >> time in your status bar, but will not provide any security (it is not
> > flashy
> >> icons that provide security!)...
> > What gave you the impression I wanted flashy icons?
> >> Mike