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RE: Securing a Local Network
From: "John Lewis" <jlewis () arachnerd org>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 15:20:12 -0400

There are linux based, out of the box solutions which provide all of the
below services, and more.

www.contribs.org hosts the old e-smith based distribution which creates an
instant gateway server with filesharing, print serving, email, easy
share/group management and more.  Third party rpm's can provide spam
management and anti-virus watching...

There are others.  I think the most important issue, however is support (can
you or they support and manage the solutions?) and user awareness.  Users
need to be made aware of the risks out there, and what they can do to
prevent issues.

Ask them what they would do if someone erased (or more importantly, changed)
their data?  What is it worth to them?  Enough to spend a little on
protecting it?  Or having you train them?

John Lewis, CISSP



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