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Re: Windows Active Directory Domains
From: Kurt Buff <kurt.buff () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 07:21:33 -0700

Some questions:

Who administers the firewalls separating the HR domain from the other domain?
Do the firewall admins also administer either domain?
Are the firewalls between domains even more restrictive of web
browsing and other online activity for HR than for the other staff?
Who administers the HR domain, and why are they more trusted than
those who administer the larger domain?

As you probably gather, the situation seems (to me) fraught with
redundancy and possibility for error. HR data isn't so much more
private than other data (IMHO) that it needs that kind of special
attention - the intellectual property and/or financial data and/or
business processes require pretty much an equal level of care.

Kurt

On Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 1:48 PM,  <joeb1kenobe () gmail com> wrote:
I have a scenario where I am trying to evaluate the security benefits of an Active Directory domain structure.

We will call the company XYX Inc. They have an AD Forest/Domain for general users. They also have a separate AD 
Forest/Domain for their HR Users that is behind a firewall.

The claim is that the separate forests with a one way trust provides the necessary security to protect the HR 
Information.

My thinking is that having the users/servers in the same forest would provide additional benefit of ease of use for 
the technical team. Using the already existing firewall, separate the servers behind the firewall for the needed 
protection of HR files.

Before I make a recommendation of one way or the other, I wanted to elicit the ideas of others who may have seen 
similar situations.

Thanks

Joe Brown

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