Chapter 2

Managing Firewalls and Virus Protection


Bullet Understanding what firewalls do

Bullet Examining the different types of firewalls

Bullet Considering best practices for using firewalls

Bullet Using Group Policy to enforce firewall protection on all your computers

Bullet Looking at virus protection

Bullet Selecting the right antivirus software

If your network is connected to the Internet, a whole host of security issues bubble to the surface. You probably connected your network to the Internet so that your network’s users could access the Internet. Unfortunately, however, your Internet connection is a two-way street. Not only does it enable your network’s users to step outside the bounds of your network to access the Internet, but it also enables others to step in and access your network.

And step in they will. The world is filled with hackers looking for networks like yours to break into. They may do ...

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