In addition to the other great comments, you may have been under some false sense of security if you think SBS with 2 nics is "highly secure", unless ISA was included.
SBS 2003 with 2 nics and no ISA is just like having a consumer grade NAT router. However the Netgear FVS318 is listed as a business class firewall which would replace ISA.
A Single NIC behind this device is just as secure, because you're really relying on the device for the security, not the network configuration, per se
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"Jack" <dontaskwhoiam2001@newsgroup> wrote in message news:1fa79d1a-dc13-4670-a935-7f42704822fd@newsgroup
Good morning everyone!
All my sites are 2- NIC on SBS behind Netgear FVS318. But I may have
to reconfigure the SBS from 2-NIC to 1-NIC for one site soon.
- So the SBS will lose its firewall function and the network will be
protected only by Netgear. This makes me a bit concerned. I am
wondering if you have a site that has 1-NIC setup behind Netgear and
if it runs okay in terms of security?
- To change to 1-NIC from 2-NIC, i guess i just simply need to disable
a NIC and re-run CEICW, is that right?
I would great appreciate if someone could share some thoughts
Thanks in advance