Security Best Practices

Complete this task to learn how to configure the server and client computers to help protect the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of data in your local network.

Following security best practices helps you achieve these goals:

  • User names and passwords are not exposed.
  • The resources that users need are always available and secure (free from tampering, viruses, and unauthorized access).
  • The communications on the network are private.
  • Timely notifications alert administrators to risks and threats.

Security strategies

Security Best Practices helps to create a secure environment by mitigating risk through the following ongoing strategies:

  • Protecting access to the Windows Small Business Server network from external threats. Helps to eliminate vulnerabilities in the network, which assists in protecting the network against intruders and malicious code.
  • Protecting access to the Windows Small Business Server network from internal threats. Helps to ensure that intruders cannot easily gain access to sensitive information. Also helps to ensure that key assets are secured and regularly checked for vulnerabilities.
  • Monitoring for security issues. Continuously monitors your system for security-related issues and implements solutions as needed.

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