ISA Server Receives Windows 2000 Certification
- By Scott Bekker
firewall and caching server has been given the Windows 2000 seal of approval.
Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000, also known as
ISA Server, is the latest of Redmond’s .NET enterprise server line to get
Windows 2000 certified. Both versions, the full-featured Enterprise Edition and
basic Standard Edition, were certified by Veritest. Veritest is the only company approved by
Microsoft to test applications for compatibility with Windows 2000.
ISA Server joins the exclusive certified-for-Windows
2000-club, a group that currently has fewer than 60 members. To be certified by
Veritest, an application must successfully complete a daunting battery of
tests, proving its reliability on the Windows 2000 platform. Test include load
and stress, hardware and software compatibility, usability, and bug-checking.
ISA Server is an enterprise-class firewall and web-caching
server, and its quick Windows 2000 certification is a positive step for the
product, which has generally gotten favorable reviews and press. As first
reported by ENT, it was released to manufacturing Dec. 18, and should be
available in January. - Keith Ward
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.