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Secure Windows

Published: February 29, 2012

Updated: March 19, 2014

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1

Get proven guidance to help you better secure and protect your Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 infrastructure by using technologies such as AppLocker, BitLocker, and Windows Firewall. This section offers technology overviews, step-by-step guides, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Many technologies, features, and configuration options can be used to enhance the security of computers and networks. Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 supports and enhances critical security needs, including:

  • Authentication and identity

  • Authorization and isolation

  • Data protection

  • Secure networking

The following resources highlight key technologies and features that can be used as building blocks to address these needs (some may be stand-alone solutions, and others are version-interdependent). For more information, see Secure Windows Server 2012.

 

Technology or feature

Authentication and identity

Authorization and isolation

Data protection

Secure networking

Access Control

X

X

X

X

Active Directory Certificate Services

X

X

X

X

Active Directory Domain Services (including Dynamic Access Control and Active Directory Rights Management Services)

X

X

X

X

Biometrics

X

X

X

BitLocker (including Encrypted Hard Drive)

X

X

X

Encrypting File System

X

Group Policy (including Security Policy Settings)

X

X

X

X

Remote Access (including DirectAccess, Routing, and VPN)

X

X

X

Security Auditing

X

X

X

X

Software Restrictions Policies

X

Smart Cards and virtual smart cards

X

Windows Authentication and Logon

X

X

Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

X

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