Access Denied: The Business of Security

  • LCS Server, SIP and ISA Server 2004

    Mixing these technologies together has a mixed story behind them and can lead you into all kind of quagmires. Let’s briefly discuss where we are at today, what some additional things are to consider, why many challenges are faced and then I will discuss...
  • Anonymous Comments

    In the few hours my new blog has been up I have recieved a few emails indicating (or implying) that I should consider anonymous comments. My opinion on comments is that I am out here sharing my thoughts, opinions and experiences and if someone is interested...
  • Microsoft Aquires URL Filtering technology for ISA Server 2004!

    Advanced URL filtering is an important part of a defense in depth strategy on your Application Layer Firewall to be able to properly secure, management and monitor users access to malware, phishing sites and URLs based on catagorization and intelligence...
  • Web Service Security and Pre-Authentication with ISA 2004

    I have written about ISA 2004 as an application layer firewall and gateway and how it is designed to help secure access to a variety of services – including providing secure external access to collaborative/mobile services like Exchange, SharePoint and...
  • Application Layer Firewalls and ISA Server 2004

    The role of the firewall in the world of security has and is continuing to change dramatically. It is not just about managing connections over specific ports at the perimeter anymore. We have ‘security’ devices protecting DMZ’s, providing remote access...
  • LCS Server, SIP and ISA Server 2004

    Here I summarize my thoughts on providing secure and feature rich external access to LCS utilizing ISA Server 2004. We also have a new Microsoft Partner with an LCS SIP Filter in Beta from www.collectivesoftware.com ! LCS Server, SIP and ISA Server...
  • Don't Dupe ISAServer.org or Tom Shinder!

    On Feb. 3rd Tom Shinder (a noted ISA MVP and manager of the content at ISAServer.org) posted a brief article to his blog regarding Bluecoat. ( http://spaces.msn.com/drisa/blog/cns!BC3213176E0489FD!445.entry?_c=BlogPart ) In summary Bluecoat (an ISA competitor...
  • Application Layer Firewalls and ISA Server 2004

    I have posted my first (of what should be many) article on my new blog site! Read about (and comment on) my thoughts regarding the application layer firewall market and how ISA 2004 has a very unique positioning in that space! http://blogs.technet...
  • Disclaimer Time!

    So, welcome to my new blog. Per my Bio - I am a Microsoft Employee and work (or have worked) with some of our largest customers to help them meet their security needs. What I post here (unless other references are made) is based on my own opinions and...
  • Web Service Security and Pre-Authentication with ISA 2004

    I have posted a new article that discusses the benefits of providing pre-authentication to your web applications and how it can provide a significant layer of security against application layer attacks. http://blogs.technet.com/accessdenied/articles...