How secure is IIS 6?
I am a newbie to IIS but I need to host a forum on my own server for various
reasons. I am wondering how secure is IIS, it will be on win Server 2003 and
behind a simple Netgear Router firewall, that is it.
Will I need to purchase a proper firewall or some extra software, or do you
think that will be enough?
On Sat, 16 Jul 2005 04:12:01 -0700, "James"
>I am a newbie to IIS but I need to host a forum on my own server for variousIIS and Server 2003 are as secure as you make them. Just like a
>reasons. I am wondering how secure is IIS, it will be on win Server 2003 and
>behind a simple Netgear Router firewall, that is it.
padlock is secure, if you don't lock it, there is no security.
>Will I need to purchase a proper firewall or some extra software, or do youServer 2003 has a firewall you can use. The Netgear also has firewall
>think that will be enough?
functions. Configured correctly they work fine. Remember that a
firewall doesn't make your system secure, it simply blocks some
avenues of access. Security depends on you as well. See:
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