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Windows Server 2003 Security Infrastructures: Core Security Features (HP Technologies) Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-1555582838 ISBN-10: 1555582834 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: HP Technologies
  • Paperback: 756 pages
  • Publisher: Digital Press; 1 edition (March 19, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1555582834
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555582838
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.5 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,692,555 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"In many companies Windows servers no longer just have to be integrated in an existing security infrastructure ; they make the security infrastructure. This shift means people need better understanding of security terminology, security requirements and product integration with the non-Microsoft world. Jan, with his deep and broad knowledge of both worlds (Windows and security), again provides excellent information on these topics." --Roland Schoenauen, CISSP, Banque Générale du Luxembourg

"Jan De Clercq's book is of critical importance for everyone who needs to design and implement security strategies in Windows Server 2003. It contains lots of details and gives answers to the 'why' and 'how' of the OS security. Based on real-world experience, this comprehensive book is full of the practical information so important for administrators in their every day jobs." --Vladimir Kaplan, Morgan Stanley Information Technology

"Windows Server 2003 was designed with security in mind. This book is a great addition to the prescriptive security guidance for Windows Server 2003 prepared by Microsoft. It is a must for every architect that is looking after implementing Windows Server 2003-rooted security infrastructures in its enterprise I.T. environment. " -- Andreas Luther, Program Manager Directory Services, Microsoft

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Get crucial information on Windows security from a leading expert!

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sanjay (ex-MSFT) on February 22, 2006
Format: Paperback
Jan De Clerq does has done a great job at demystifying and cohesively tying together a host of Microsoft enterprise security technologies that together comprise an organization's security infrastructure. Its packed with valuable technical details and its sits well-respected on my book shelf.

Nice job Jan!

Thanks,

Sanjay

Formerly, MSFT AD Securty PM
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Valerij Prusakov on March 23, 2007
Format: Paperback
I will strongly recommend this book for common understanding Windows security, authentication and PKI basics. For going deeper about let say PKI I will suggest Brian Komar book. But for all-in-one it's a best choice.
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This book is very rich and delves deep under the hood into Windows technologies in regards to security. Some warnings for novice readers, there'll walkthroughs of graphical wizards, and this book is not for the light-hearted; it will require some basic understanding of technologies like Kerberos. Though if this is not a problem, this has clear explanations that will illuminate the inner secrets of Windows infrastructure without the need to be a rocket scientist for understanding.

Some parts that I really much appreciated were scenarios about Windows interoperability. In particular, De Clerq detailed methods to integrate LDAP-Kerberos single-sign-on solutions with a Windows domain controller, or with Kerberos cross-realm trust. He should the various freeware solutions, but also delved into Vintella's (now own by Quest) solutions, and later touched on SAMBA's Active Directory integration. Additionally, he details how much in the way of standards Microsoft implements, and what proprietary additions Microsoft adds to Kerberos.

I didn't get a chance to go deep into other chapters, but I briefly looking at them, I know De Cleq will give you a full understanding of the authentication process and also of the authorization process. He has some excellent sections on PKI infrastructure, something I am most interested (and sometimes confused about). I am most eager to really go through this book.

Bottomline... If you are a button clicking administrator, content to be ignorant and collect a paycheck, this book might not be for you... Haha. However, if you want to learn about the deep inner workings of Windows in regards to security infrastructure, this book is a must.
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