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4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good stuff!, 31 Oct. 2002
This review is from: Windows XP/2000 Security Inside Out (Bpg--Inside Out) (Paperback)
If you're looking to get quick no-nonsense answers to security questions for Windows 2000 Professional & XP, then this book generally does the trick.
It's designed primarily for single PCs or SOHO peer-to-peer networks, rather than domain scenarios, although obviously there's a lot of cross-over in terms of security do's & don'ts.
There's some noddy stuff sure, but then again there's quick answers for things like EFS, digital certificates,secure e-mail, anti-spam, etc. There are also chapters on wireless security (contradiction in terms at time of writing!) & remote access; sharing ports & protocols, & managing security through group policy & security templates.
This book is well written & aimed at users with an intermediate/advanced grasp on the subject; for a technical book it's nice to read! It contains a CD with various bits of software which are pertinent if not brilliant.
I also recommend,"Windows 2000 Security Handbook",by Philip Cox & Tom Sheldon; this book does replicate a lot of the same stuff, yet goes further into W2K security with stuff on IPSec,firewalls, proxy servers & VPNs.
If you get these two books, then you could save yourself a lot of time getting the information you need, & serves as a good base to more advanced stuff.
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