IIS Review
April 12, 2017

IIS Review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft IIS

IIS serves a multiplicity of uses for us. It provides internal resources and applications for staff and products for our customer base. The application provides us easy access to multiple internally-developed and vendor-supplied applications for our various internal departments and ready access by our customers to our various products and services.
  • Ease of management. IIS is relatively easy to install, configure, monitor and troubleshoot.
  • Security. IIS is a large application, with known vulnerabilities and a relatively large attack surface.
  • Monitoring and logging. While much of the IIS infrastructure is easily interpreted, more meaningful error messages would be very useful. Arcane event/error messages that are only meaningful to the publisher are not especially useful to a business managing the product.
  • IIS is enabling us to rapidly deploy and maintain new products for our staff and customers. It is difficult to assign an ROI on such efforts, but we have seen improvements in our Net Promoter Scores - both internally and externally - as a result of these efforts.

Two factors drove our implementation of IIS.

1) Staff familiarity. IIS' ubiquity in the marketplace and its' already-familiar developer tools made IIS implementation straightforward.

2) Vendor support. Most of our external software publishers use IIS for their applications. Implementing their solutions using a known platform was simplified.

IIS is excellent for integrating web resources for existing Microsoft products, especially Exchange. It is formidable at deploying applications, especially for internal use.

Microsoft IIS Feature Ratings

IDE support
Security management
Administration and management
Application server performance
Open-source standards compliance