After installing the SBS server in a test machine I got the chance to test the ISA server for the first time. I’ve to admit the GUI interface is pretty cool. I think newbies will love how simplify the the tasks to be created and started. After all Microsoft has thrown away some utilities that really help newbies.
I found ISA Server best analyzer tool & MBSA (Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer) are really helpful. Thumbs up for the MS guys developing these tools. It’s really easy to find how powerful or how weak is your server and what patches you’re missing. So if there are any SBS administrators (newbie and pro) I think this is a must tool in their toolbox.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d22ec2b9-4cd3-4bb6-91ec-0829e5f84063&DisplayLang=en – MS ISA Best Pratices Analyzer