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Re: Windows Active Directory Domains
From: Phil Fagan <philfagan () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:46:13 -0600

I'll take the pro side for academic reasons....

I can see a benefit for having uniq forests for this function assuming
you also have uniq roles and responsibilities. Generally through
object permissions, network segmentation, and proxy-auth access to
protected resources you can achieve an extra level of security. So if
you have a team maintain the HR firewall, HR AD assets, and HR
services wholly separate from the team that you have maintaining the
remainder of the Enterprise then yes, you improve your security
posture.

If its all the same team maintaining all the gear....its an overly
complex design and provides no true gains.

On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 8:40 PM, Phil Fagan <philfagan () gmail com> wrote:
I'll take the pro side for academic reasons....

I can see a benefit for having uniq forests for this function assuming you
also have uniq roles and responsibilities. Generally through object
permissions, network segmentation, and proxy-auth access to protected
resources you can achieve an extra level of security. So if you have a team
maintain the HR firewall, HR AD assets, and HR services wholly separate from
the team that you have maintaining the remainder of the Enterprise then yes,
you improve your security posture.

If its all the same team maintaining all the gear....its an overly complex
design and provides no true gains.


On Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 2:48 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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Phil Fagan
Denver, CO
970-480-7618

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