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Upcoming Webcast Series on IT Security: Master the art of breach-proof security management.

  Master the art of breach-proof security management.       As our usage of computing devices grows, so does our vulnerability to malicious codes, viruses, cyber espionage, and malware.       Our upcoming webcasts discuss all that you need to know on how to make your computing experience safe and sound.    … Read more

Security Compliance Manager RTW !!

The future of security baseline management has arrived. The new Security Compliance Manager will enable you to plan, deploy, operate, and manage your organization’s security baselines for Windows® client and server operating systems, and Microsoft applications. Earlier this year the Microsoft Solution Accelerators team announced the beta release of this free new tool. They gathered… Read more

Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Biometrics Enhancements

For enhanced convenience, Windows® 7 enables administrators and users to use fingerprint biometric devices to log on to computers, grant elevation privileges through User Account Control (UAC), and perform basic management of the fingerprint devices. Administrators can manage fingerprint biometric devices in Group Policy settings by enabling, limiting, or blocking their use. What’s new in… Read more

An Introduction to Security in Windows 7

Windows Vista introduced a variety of new security technologies that had a significant impact on the Windows ecosystem. User Account Control made it clear that Microsoft wanted to make easy for users to run Windows without being in the Administrators group. BitLocker introduced full volume encryption for the Windows client. Protected Mode Internet Explorer helped… Read more

Security Compliance Manager Beta program now open!

Hardening operating systems and applications, implementing security settings, and enforcing compliance standards can be resource intensive—but it doesn’t have to be. Take advantage of a free new tool from the Microsoft security experts on the Solution Accelerators team. Get Started with Solution Accelerators http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/cc835245.aspx The Security Compliance Manager will enable you to plan, deploy, operate,… Read more

Microsoft India Webcast: Windows Server 2008 R2 AD RMS and FCI Better Together

It was a pleasure delivering the webcast today on Windows Server 2008 R2 AD RMS and FCI. The following demos that users liked include configuring AD RMS Server, using AD RMS Bulk Protection Tool. Along with these, the new feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 i.e. File Classification Infrastructure and AD RMS + FCI Better… Read more

Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) 2010 Security Policy Template

Forefront UAG provides secure remote access by publishing corporate applications and resources for access by managed and unmanaged client endpoints, or by deployment of Forefront UAG DirectAccess. This download provides a security policy .xml template that can be used in conjunction with the Windows 2008 R2 Server Security Configuration Wizard (SCW) to harden Forefront UAG… Read more

Security Compliance Management Toolkit Series

Monitor the Security Compliance of Your IT Environment for Computers Running Windows The Security Compliance Management Toolkit Series builds on previous Solution Accelerators to provide you with expanded best practices and additional automation tools to help configure and deploy security settings for the following operating systems and applications: Windows® 7, BitLocker™ Drive Encryption, Windows® Internet… Read more

Introducing Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology…. Read more

BranchCache Security Guide

This document provides guidance to help organizations understand and manage the security of the Microsoft® BranchCache™ feature  introduced in Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 and Microsoft Windows® 7. BranchCache is a wide area network (WAN) bandwidth optimization technology. To optimize WAN bandwidth, BranchCache copies content from your main office content servers and caches the content… Read more