Exchange 2000 in the Enterprise: Tips and Tricks Part One

by Tim Mullen
Sept. 24, 2017 0 comments Symantec exchange2000

What is the best way to deploy Exchange 2000 in your enterprise? There is, of course, no right answer to that - but hey, I needed an intro. The Mighty Chris Webber covered securing Exchange 2000 in a DMZ configuration in a series of SecurityFocus articles that makes for great reading. In this two-part article we will discuss an alternate configuration in which we will utilize Microsoft's Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server, a third party SMTP Gateway (Trend Micro's Internet Messaging Security Suite) and Exchange 2000. This sort of configuration is flexible enough to be used in smaller installations that do not use a DMZ, or as part of the DMZ configuration itself. Email seems simple on the surface, but securing a messaging topology is a complex task. We must consider attacks against the mail services themselves, malicious content within the mail, security issues with remote and Web access, and even information leakage via mail headers.