Monday, August 25, 2008

Microsoft's SQL Injection Protection

Homer Simpson may have enjoyed his hot beef injections (for Homer these were hot dogs), but he would be far less fond of SQL injections, attacks upon SQL Server that can cripple Web sites.

Many with SQL Server also have IIS, which is why Microsoft is beefing up IIS with SQL Injection protections. The new filter against these attacks is free and available now.

From all indications Small Business Server 2003 was a fine product -- easy to set up, easy to use and boasting many essential business features. As I recall, the only drawback was if your company outgrew the SBS product, it was hard to move up gracefully.

The new version of the server, SBS 2008, is now in the hands of hardware makers who expect to have it bundled up by November. I guess they want to take their time and get it perfect.

Do you use SBS? What do you like and what don’t you? Answers welcome at