Manage Security by using Windows SBS Console

Updated: August 21, 2008

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

Windows SBS 2008 includes the status of security components. In Windows SBS Console, the Security tab allows you to manage the following components:

  • Virus protection for file system   Helps protect your client computers from malicious software such as viruses, worms, and Trojan horses.

  • Spyware and other malware protection   Helps protect your client computers from harmful software.

  • Client computer firewall   Helps prevent malicious users and software from accessing a computer.

  • Spam protection for e-mail   Helps prevent spam e-mail from reaching your network users.

  • Virus protection for e-mail   Helps prevent malicious e-mail from being sent to your network users.

  • Server firewall   Helps protect the server from network intrusions.

A detailed status is displayed in the details pane when a security component is selected. The following table lists the security administrative tasks that are available in Windows SBS Console and their descriptions.

Available security tasks

Task Name Description

View summary of virus protection for file system

Opens the Antivirus Report page, which provides a summary of the antivirus software that is installed on the computers in the network.

View summary of spyware and malware protection

Opens the Antispyware Report page, which provides a summary of the antispyware that is installed on the computers in the network.

View server firewall properties

Opens the Firewall Settings page, which allows you to open additional ports in the server firewall.

Refresh this view

Refreshes the Security tab information.

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