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Re: Setting up secure windows xp network
From: "m g" <mongon () hotmail com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 12:21:24 -0700

Start with CIS and download the "Gold Standard" tool, which contains templates of SANS top 20 vulnerabilities, along with L1 and L2 templates for your various OS, HFNetChk, and Microsoft's Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) setup. XP also has a "built-in" ICF--Internet Connection Firewall functionality ("stateful" firewall) that you can enable as a good start. Review Microsoft's Security Checklist as well for both XP and 2000.

http://www.cisecurity.org/

http://www.nsa.gov/snac/index.html

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/default.asp

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/prodtech/windows/win2khg/default.asp

Regards,

mg


----Original Message Follows----
From: "SML" <sml () ukf net>
To: <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Subject: Setting up secure windows xp network
Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 15:57:08 +0100

Hello list.
I'm in the process of securing Windows xp prof network, consisting of 5
computers.
We use "workgroup" configuration.
Also the computers are conected to internet through windows 2000 gateway
computer with 2 network cards, where one card connects to ADSL router. NAT
software is in place on the gateway.
I'd much appreciate if somebody could point me to the internet recourses, or
give advise on how to make the most of windows own security features,
policies etc. Also what software firewall could we use on the gateway, since
after trying norton and mcaffe firewals, we couldn't access the intrenet.

Thanks,
Anna



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