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Windows® 7 Resource Kit by Tony Northrup Mitch Tulloch and Jerry Honeycutt

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New and Improved Security Features of Windows 7

This section describes the most visible and tangible Windows 7 security improvements, which are listed in Table 2-3. Architectural and internal improvements—as well as improvements that require additional applications or infrastructure—are described later in this chapter.

Table 2-3. Windows 7 Security Improvements

IMPROVEMENT

DESCRIPTION

BitLocker and BitLocker To Go

Encrypts entire volumes, including system volumes, non-system volumes, and removable drives.

AppLocker

Provides flexible control over which applications users can run.

Multiple active firewall profiles

Provides different firewall profiles for the physical network adapter and virtual network adapters used by VPNs.

User Account Control

Gives standard ...

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