IN THIS CHAPTER
Understanding the ins and outs of encryption
Getting to know IPSec
Familiarizing yourself with Active Directory Certificate Services
Understanding logon and authentication
This chapter starts you off with a discussion on the need for powerful distributed security before introducing you to the specifics of Windows Server 2008 distributed security. It also reviews the new Windows Server 2008 security protocols, and protection of services and data.
While the new era of computing and Windows Server 2008 will bring forth many benefits, it will also herald dastardly attempts to rob you, beat you up, and shut you down. There are many forces out there that have only one thing on their evil minds, and that is to find any way to break into your network to plunder and pillage. And it's only going to get worse.
Before you start building your new corporate infrastructure around Windows Server 2008, it will pay for you to become thoroughly versed in the security mechanisms the operating system offers and how to go about locking down your assets. Without a doubt, it is probably the most secure operating system available today. Not only has it inherited the Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003 C2 security compliance, but if there were showbiz awards for security, then Windows Server 2008 would clean up at the Oscars, the Golden Globes, the Grammies, and more.
But before we get into ...