By Michael A. Simonyi
In trendy company surroundings it's now not secure to behavior any company on the web with no first retaining it. Small, medium, and big firms require a big dose of safety to guard themselves and their electronic resources from undesirable intruders. A managerial advisor and useful technical educational, Securing home windows NT/2000: From guidelines to Firewalls offers possible defense options on your association. the writer offers in-depth wisdom on how, why, and the place those working platforms needs to be tuned for you to use them securely to hook up with the web. The publication comprises the stairs required to outline a company defense coverage, the right way to enforce that coverage, and the way to constitution the undertaking plan. Tables, charts, and paintings templates supply a place to begin to start assessing and imposing an answer that might healthy the original wishes of your company. half presents the reader with functional hands-on purposes for the coaching, deploy, and tuning of home windows NT/2000 working platforms. Securing home windows NT/2000 presents step by step directions that consultant you thru acting a safe install and in getting ready the method for safe operation on the web. even supposing a large number of firewall software software program can be utilized along with the sections detailing the securing of the working approach, payment aspect FireWall-1/VPN-1 is used because it most sensible demonstrates the effectiveness of translating the company safeguard coverage right into a sensible reality.About the Author:Michael Simonyi (www.stonewallem.com) is an IT specialist operating for personal area company corporations. He has over 12 years of sensible and theoretical event, from mainframe platforms to workstation client/server networks. His components of workmanship middle on functional platforms administration, networking, databases, and alertness structure, with emphasis on caliber.
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A sample project plan is provided in Exhibit 2. It clearly defines each of the stages for a project, as well as the management support for the project. 1. Discovery stage: As precisely noted, the discovery stage deals with risk assessment and operating environment issues such as application cataloging or inventory and internal server security. The discovery process will define the nature and implementation details of the project. During this stage, the items and depth of the project will vary as new items or areas of concern are discovered.
The IT group is broken down into two separate groups for application development and systems operations. Although the IT management group has been fairly good at maintaining change and scheduling activities in the environment, some issues have been identified as security risks to the company during a recent audit. The company’s current Internet connectivity is running through a dual-homed server, which also supports remote access users for dial-in purposes. In addition, the server supports file sharing and acts as a login server for the environment.
0 Operating System Exhibit 6. Sample Profile Strategy AU1261_c04_fm Page 36 Monday, March 25, 2002 10:53 AM Securing Windows NT/2000: From Policies to Firewalls System Network Computer Policy System Update SNMP Dial-up networking Sharing Passwords MS-Client for Windows network Access Control Logon Restrictions Workgroup Alternate workgroup Hide share passwords with asterisks Disable password caching Require alphanumeric Windows password Minimum Windows password length Disable dial-in Disable file sharing Disable print sharing Communities Permitted managers Traps for public community Internet MIB (RFC1156) Remote update Enable user profiles Network path for Windows setup Network path for Windows “Tour” Run Run once Run services User level access control Logon banner Require validation by network Log on to Windows NT No workgroup contents in Network Neighborhood Hide all items on desktop Disable Shut Down command Don’t save settings on exit Disable Registry editing tools Only run allowed Windows applications Disable MS-DOS prompt Disable single-mode MS-DOS application ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ AU1261_c04_fm Page 37 Monday, March 25, 2002 10:53 AM Implementing a Security Policy 37 AU1261_c04_fm Page 38 Monday, March 25, 2002 10:53 AM 38 Securing Windows NT/2000: From Policies to Firewalls fat-client application technology will require more ports and increase the security risk to the environment.
Securing Windows NT 2000: From Policies to Firewalls by Michael A. Simonyi