Provide secure connections for computers
Published: June 9, 2010
Updated: June 9, 2010
Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2
You can use the goals below to determine your preferred method for providing secure connections for computers.
Create and enforce health requirement policies that define the required software and system configurations for computers that connect to your network
Block or allow incoming and outgoing connections according to the rules that you create
Isolate both your domain and your servers that store sensitive data in order to limit network access to only authenticated and authorized users
To accomplish this goal, you can deploy Network Access Protection (NAP) using both client and server components, as well as network access servers that are compliant with the Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS) protocol. For more information, see Network Access Protection at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=113053.
To accomplish this goal, you need to configure Windows Firewall with Advanced Security and Internet Protocol security (IPsec). For more information, see Windows Firewall at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=95393.
To accomplish this goal, you need to deploy Active Directory® Domain Services (AD DS) and Group Policy settings. For more information, see Windows Firewall with Advanced Security and IPsec at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=141086.