Microsoft Firewall Client for ISA Server
Data protection is vital, especially in corporate environments and for this reason specialized software solution have been devised for many years. The constant evolution of potential threats prompts businesses to keep up and implement more powerful protection methods in order to ensure their vital information is out of reach for unauthorized users.
One of the tools used for these purposes on a quite large scale was Microsoft ISA Server and that technology evolved into newer and more powerful products. Those who are still using it today might be familiar with a certain component that was available as an optional addition, namely Microsoft Firewall Client for ISA Server.
Quick integration with the system for enhanced protection
The installation procedure for this package is quite straightforward and in a couple of minutes it will be ready for advanced setup on the target system. Rebooting the computer may be necessary in order to have all the components up and running properly.
This piece of kit sports a very simple configuration area, with just 3 tabs, each corresponding to a specific area of interest. There is also a tray icon that can be left visible at all times or set to hide when connected to ISA Server.
Two-step client configuration
Once Microsoft Firewall Client for ISA Server is set to the active state, it is possible to adjust several options for the application. Thus, the first thing to take care of is the server detection and this tool supports automatic discovery, which is enabled by default.
In case there are several server instances available and the client is assigned to work with a particular one, one can specify the address manually and then test the ISA server with one click.
Another characteristic of this utility is the ability to configure the web browser settings on its own. In doing so, Microsoft Firewall Client for ISA Server will acquire the data from the server and make the necessary modifications on the spot.
An efficient supplementary layer of security for enhanced protection
All in all, this software complements Microsoft ISA Server by providing a small but effective set of extra features that help in making the environment more secure and in keeping intruders at bay.