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Essential Check Point™ FireWall-1® NG: An Installation, Configuration, and Troubleshooting Guide by Dameon D. Welch-Abernathy

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Securing Windows NT

Windows NT, by default, runs many services that are potential security risks. The following subsections contain some tips for setting up your Windows NT box to make it more secure. Note that the system should be physically disconnected from your network until you have made all of these changes. This minimizes the possibility that your firewall system will be compromised before you even get started.

You might wonder why I am bothering to include this despite the fact that Microsoft will no longer support Windows NT after the end of 2003. The fact is that Windows NT is well understood by many organizations and will likely still be in use long after Microsoft stops supporting it. Almost all security issues that may be present ...

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