Microsoft preps Firewall upgrade

My spin: For those of you considering application level security, take heart – Microsoft is upgrading the firewall in Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server to address this need specifically.
Microsoft Corp is preparing a second version of its enterprise firewall Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server, focusing on application-level security and XML web services.
Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft said Friday it is finalizing plans for a second, full version of its firewall nearly two years after ISA Server debuted.
Mike Nash, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s security business unit, said Microsoft planned a beta this year, but was unable to provide an exact date for the beta or final product delivery. (full story)