Security of your systems is more important today than ever. This four-chapter Tech Advisor includes detailed information on various security challenges, from changing your security weakness into strengths; securing your desktops with Group Policy; comparisons of some of the top endpoint solutions on the market; best practices in security policy management, and more.

In this book, we’ve pulled together four articles from Windows IT Pro Magazine to give you an overview of security in various Windows environments.

In Chapter 1, you’ll learn some great strategies for changing security nightmares into proactive solutions.

In Chapter 2, we’ll do some comparisons of some of the top endpoint security solutions in the marketplace today from companies such as ESET, McAfee, Sophos, and Symantec.

Chapter 3 provides an overview of securing Windows Desktops using Group Policy using such things as account policies, local policies, system services policies, and others.

In Chapter 4, you will learn about examining your security-policy management. This topic will cover concepts such as pillar protection, targeted systems, regulatory compliance, and important emerging technologies.