Software Update: Microsoft ISA Server 2006 beta

Microsoft has released the first beta version of Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006 released. This beta can be downloaded as Standard and Enterprise edition, but you must be registered for both downloads. ISA Server is an advanced application layer firewall, VPN and web caching solution that helps system administrators maintain their network and servers. The following release notes have been left by Microsoft:

Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006 is a cornerstone of Microsoft’s security product strategy and further proof of our commitment to providing secure, anytime, anywhere access to corporate applications and data. This latest version of the firewall, VPN, and Web cache solution highlights several key advancements, including a comprehensive tool set for publishing Exchange and SharePoint Servers, extensions to Windows Server 2003 R2 for streamlined security and connectivity in corporate branch offices, and a new array of OEM appliance solutions that will greatly simplify deployment across your organization.

Version number 2006 beta
Operating systems Windows Server 2003
Website Microsoft
License type Prerequisites (GNU/BSD/etc.)