Principles of Microsoft Windows Network Security

A secure Microsoft Windows network allows access on demand to resources for authorized users while denying access for unauthorized users. While the goal is similar to securing a single computer, putting that goal into practice involves more types of controls. Setting up a network exposes all resources in the network to security threats. Securing a Microsoft Windows network requires attention to three main types of vulnerabilities:

  • Physical and logical access—Locate important computers and devices in physically secure areas and limit access to them. Separate networks logically into smaller segments to control resource access. Logically separating networks is beneficial when you need to keep ...

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