I would like to know the options for making ArcGIS based map services (ArcGIS Server 10) available to users who are out of our firewall, mostly field crews and users with web access in the field. These services are not secured at the moment. I am looking for some feedback from users who have implemented this. Thanks Jay
Mapperz suggestion is the best one: a reverse-proxy and with it running Linux and Apache, the investment is only in a box for the RP server. It doesn't latest and greatest PC either, a very simple box for a few hundred dollars will more than suffice. I do not recommend that you open up the ports on your firewall direct to your ArcGIS Server - unless the ArcGIS Server is inside your DMZ. Allowing internet access into your LAN would make most security administrators break out in a cold sweat!