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Introducing Windows Server® 2008 by The Microsoft Windows Server Team, Mitch Tulloch

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Security Improvements

In addition to networking enhancements, Windows Server 2008 also includes a number of security improvements beyond those included in the Windows Vista platform. Again, I won’t be able to describe all these in detail, so I’ll just let our experts at Microsoft fill us in.

Let’s start with BitLocker Drive Encryption, a data protection feature available in Windows Vista Enterprise and Windows Vista Ultimate for client computers and also available in Windows Server 2008. BitLocker provides enhanced protection against data theft and exposure for computers that are lost or stolen, and it provides more secure data deletion when BitLocker-protected computers are decommissioned. BitLocker helps mitigate such unauthorized data access ...

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