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Victor R. Garza Published: 19 Dec 2012

WMDs, wardrobe malfunctions and Microsoft security. What do these three things have in common? They all suffer from poor public perception. Whether it's mythical weapons in Iraq, a bursting bustier at the Super Bowl or the failures of OS security, perception is king and can play a large part in purchasing. Well, at least when it comes to Microsoft products. Whether it's a buffer overflow in Internet Explorer or a new worm crippling Outlook, each successive security incident takes a toll on Microsoft's credibility. Microsoft is trying to make things better, though, both through improved code and a defense-in-depth strategy. To that end, Microsoft will release Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 later this year. This isn't the same ISA Server 2000 you bought a couple of years ago. Microsoft has made many improvements, including an easier-to-use management interface, IPSec VPN (IPSec from site to site, anyway) and a remodeled application-layer firewall. (A beta version is available at You're... Access >>>

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