The ISA 2006 firewall won the WindowSecurity.com Reader's choice award for "software" firewall. I'll abstain from going off on the issue of "hardware" versus "software" firewalls and just say GREAT! The ISA firewall beat some stiff competition to win this award. The ISA firewall beat down the Astaro Security Gateway, the Check Point VPN-1 UTM, Kerio WinRoute Firewall, BlueCoat WinProxy (which isn't a firewall, so I'm not sure why it was included), and other impressive contestants.
This is a testament to the community's understanding of the exceptional level of security that the ISA 2006 firewall provides, and an acknowledgement that the ISA 2006 firewall has no current or past security vulnerabilities. This is an amazing feat, and props go to the mad skills of the ISA firewall dev, test and support teams. Three cheers for the ISA firewall organization and their ceaseless efforts to make the ISA firewall the most secure firewall on the market today.
Read more about the ISA firewall's win at http://www.windowsecurity.com/news/WindowSecurity-Readers-Choice-Award-Firewall-Software-Microsoft-ISA-Server-Aug08.html
Thomas W Shinder, M.D., MCSE
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