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
  • VPN
  • Firewalls
  • Wireless
  • 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.