Configuring ISA 2004 Standard Edition

Welcome to the ISA Server 2004 Configuration Guide! This guide was designed to help you get started using ISA Server 2004 firewalls to protect your network and allow more secure remote access to your network. While the Guide isn’t a comprehensive set of documentation of all network scenarios, it will expose you to many of the most commonly used features of ISA Server 2004.

Firewalls have traditionally been among the most difficult network devices to configure and maintain. You need to have a basic understanding of TCP/IP and networking services to fully understand how a firewall works. The good news is that you don’t need to be a network infrastructure professional to use ISA Server 2004 as your network firewall. ISA Server 2004 is designed from the ground up to secure your network and it does so right out of the box.