Windows XP is Microsoft's most successful and most complex desktop operating system yet, which means there are many ways for security problems to manifest themselves. Whether it's a new virus, a hacker looking to break into a workstation, or a user that does something he shouldn't, it's next to impossible to keep up with all of the various security problems that can crop up.
Are you using IPSec for your remote users who are using VPN? Do you even know what IPSec is? What about making sure that Group Policies configured for your Windows XP workstations don't conflict? Have you locked down the right TCP/IP ports on your workstations? There's that registry setting you can make to disable floppy and CD-ROMs—do you know what it is?
That's where our new TechProGuides come in. The Windows XP Security TechProGuides distill all of the information you need to know about Windows XP security into small primers. We've broken down Windows XP security issues into the following eight sections:
- Group Policy
- File and printer sharing
- Encrypting files
- Desktop security
- Viruses, worms, and spyware
The Windows XP Security TechProGuides are available as a free download for TechProGuild subscribers. If you're not already a subscriber, don't panic. You can purchase each TechProGuide separately from our On-Line Store.
To make sure you purchase only the TechProGuides you need, you can download our free Windows XP Security TechProGuide Gap Analysis Tool. By answering the 20 questions in the tool, you'll quickly discover which guide is appropriate for your needs, saving you both time and money.
Let us know what you think about the format and content of our TechProGuides. Feel free to give suggestions about what you'd add to the guide or change.