We have a MFXP Farm of approximately 4500 concurrent users all on Windows2003 SP1 servers. We have always brought Vendors in to a secure area via VPN to very specific servers. We now have a need to bring in close to 500 concurrent users from a Vendor/Partner and I'm curious how others are doing this.
As with everything, the easiest way is the least secure, so just giving them accounts in our AD and letting them hit our internal Farm via WI is probably not the best way to go. I'm thinking we may actually want to bring up an external facing PS4 Farm for the Vendors/Partners. When we do that we need new ZDCs, license servers, etc. I guess we'd need an external Microsoft license server and a bunch of TSCals. Maybe even a different WI server to ensure seperation from the regular employee access portal.
Just curious how others allow external parties access to your applications.
Thanks in advance.
Michael Pardee www.blindsquirrel.org