Small Business Security Guidance

These papers can help secure Microsoft Windows-based computers in various small business environments. Information is included about how to automatically check for updates, configuring Windows Firewall, protecting laptop and portable computers, and securing Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0.
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    How to Configure Windows XP SP2 Network Protection Technologies in a Small Business Environment.doc

    How to Configure Windows Firewall in a Small Business Environment using Group Policy.doc

    Protecting Client Computers from Network Attacks.doc

    Securing Internet Information Services 6.0.doc

    Securing Remote Clients and Portable Computers.doc

    Securing Windows XP Professional in a Peer-to-Peer Networking Environment.doc

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      Protecting Clients from Network Attacks
      This document provides guidance to help prevent attacks by worms and viruses on information stored on Microsoft Windows XP-based computers. This prescriptive guide discusses security features that can help you achieve the following:
      • Manage service packs and security hotfixes
      • Avoid viruses and worms
      • Control adware and spyware with Microsoft Windows Defender
      • Manage a personal firewall
      • Verify security with Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)

      Securing Remote Clients and Portable Computers
      Learn how to protect mobile and remote computers running the Microsoft Windows XP Professional operating system. This prescriptive guidance outlines the security features a small business can use to reduce the risks faced by their mobile and remote computer users. It also includes pointers to related documents that provide detailed instructions to help secure small business computers.

      How to Configure Windows Firewall in a Small Business Environment Using Group Policy
      Learn how to configure Windows Firewall on computers running Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (SP2) in a small business environment. The environment might include domain controllers running Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, or Microsoft Windows 2000 Server.

      Securing Windows XP Professional in a Peer-to-Peer Networking Environment
      Learn how to implement security measures to help lock down desktop and portable computers. This prescriptive guide assists the user in a small business environment where peer-to-peer networking is used. These recommendations help ensure that computers running Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 are more secure, while ensuring that users can continue to be efficient and productive on their computers.

      Securing Internet Information Services 6.0
      Gain valuable insight on how to begin the process of securing a Web server that is running Internet Information Services 6.0 on the Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition operating system. Section one describes some of the most common threats that affect Web server security. In the following sections, the document provides prescriptive guidance to help make your Web server more secure against such attacks.

      How to Configure Windows XP SP2 Network Protection Technologies in a Small Business Environment
      Obtain valuable information about the central management of Windows XP SP2 workstations. Learn how to use the Active Directory directory service to apply Group Policy objects on workstations to manage security settings.
  • Supported Operating Systems:

    Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

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