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Managing Outlook Anywhere Security

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007

Topic Last Modified: 2006-09-13

This topic describes the Outlook Anywhere security options for your Exchange deployment.

Outlook Anywhere lets users access Exchange from the Internet. Because traffic on the Internet is more vulnerable than traffic within an intranet, we recommend that you consider a security strategy that involves as many security options as possible.

Using an advanced firewall server such as Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006 improves security for your Outlook Anywhere deployment. ISA 2006 provides a setup wizard that lets you configure ISA 2006 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 by using Outlook Anywhere.

When you use Outlook Anywhere to access Exchange information from the Internet, you must install a valid Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate issued by a certification authority (CA) that is trusted by the client computer's operating system. For more information, see How to Configure SSL for Outlook Anywhere.

If you have a hardware solution that is offloading the SSL encryption for traffic that is destined for your Client Access server, you must configure SSL offloading for Outlook Anywhere. For more information, see How to Configure SSL Offloading for Outlook Anywhere.

When you use the Enable Outlook Anywhere Wizard to configure your Client Access server to provide Outlook Anywhere access, you must select an authentication method to use. For more information, see How to Configure Authentication for Outlook Anywhere.

To ensure that you are reading the most up-to-date information and to find additional Exchange Server 2007 documentation, visit the Exchange Server TechCenter.
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