Software Update: Microsoft ISA Server 2004

Microsoft recently released a new version of their Internet Security and Acceleration Server which has been dubbed Microsoft ISA Server 2004. The user interface has been drastically changed as seen on this page. twelve screenshots can see. It changelog is unfortunately too big to put under here, but the following summary fits:

New Features:

ISA Server 2004 includes many new features and improvements, particularly when installed on a system running Windows Server 2003. These include:

  • A new, simplified user interface
  • Support for multiple networks
  • Improved VPN support
  • VPN quarantine capabilities
  • Ability to create custom firewall user groups
  • More extensive protocol support
  • Customized protocol definitions
  • OWA Publishing Wizard
  • Improved support for FTP upload/download policy
  • Improved Web publishing
  • Port redirection for server publishing rules
  • Improved cache rules for centralized object storage
  • Path mapping for Web publishing rules
  • RADIUS support for Web proxy client authentication
  • Delegation of basic authentication
  • SecureID authentication
  • Firewall-generated forms (forms-based authentication)
  • Improved SMTP Message Screener
  • Improved HTTP filtering
  • Link translation
  • Improved monitoring and reporting

Version number 2004
Operating systems Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003
Website Microsoft
License type Shareware