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    Using Microsoft Windows IPSec to Help Secure an Internal Corporate Network Server

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    English
    Describes how to configure Microsoft® Windows® 2000 IPSec and Windows XP IPSec to help secure an internal network server against network-based attacks from untrusted computers. IPSec enhancements in Windows 2000 service packs and in the Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 family are also described.
    • Version:

      1.01

      File Name:

      Foundstone_IPSec_W2K_XP.doc

      Date Published:

      12/16/2008

      File Size:

      1.3 MB

        This paper describes how to configure Microsoft® Windows® 2000 IPSec and Windows XP IPSec to help secure an internal corporate network server against network-based attacks from untrusted computers. You can significantly enhance the ability of a server to defend against such attacks by requiring IPSec-authenticated, signed, and encrypted communication between computers. This paper describes the security threats to, and the benefits of using IPSec on, an internal corporate network server and uses a scenario to describe the process of IPSec policy design for an internal corporate network. Although the focus of this paper is Windows 2000 and Windows XP IPSec, it also provides information about IPSec functionality enhancements in Windows 2000 service packs and in the Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 family.
        Microsoft Corporation and Foundstone Strategic Strategy coauthored this paper. The Windows product development team and the Microsoft IT security group customized the IPSec policy design described in this paper for use on an operational basis, during the development of Windows 2000, and they continue to use these policies today. Foundstone evaluated the security that the IPSec policies provide against a sophisticated, untrusted attacker, in laboratory environments.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

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