Another version of Windows, another way of thinking about security. Secure Networking with Windows 2000 and Trust Services
explains how Windows 2000 interconnects users and resources, locally and across distances. With emphasis on extranets and virtual private networks (VPNs), this book is in large part an explanation of how to implement a public key infrastructure (PKI) with the services built into Windows 2000. In addition to providing a technically sound overview of Kerberos authentication and certificate management, the authors--two brothers who both specialize in PKI professionally--explain cryptography and IPsec, and show how to incorporate everything into various kinds of Windows 2000 networks.
The Feghhis' approach is somewhat academic, with loads of endnotes and lots of diagrams depicting message contents and trust relationships. That's not to say that this approach isn't practical, because after all, any implementation of security services has to be based on an understanding of what they do and why. Besides, the book provides exact instructions for setting up IPsec and VPN services in typical Windows 2000 environments, plus an interesting section on publishing services in Active Directory. Have a look at this one if you've never studied Kerberos, tunneling protocols, or certificate infrastructures, and you want your introduction to include lots of references to Windows specifics. --David Wall
- Windows 2000 security from administrator and architect perspectives
- Kerberos authentication
- Public key infrastructure (PKI)
- Virtual private networks (VPNs)
- The Security Support Provider Interface (SSPI)
Windows 2000 offers IT organizations a completely new security model and many new security technologies. In this book, two leading information security experts present hands-on projects and techniques for leveraging Windows 2000 security in any network environment -- intranet, extranet, Internet, VPN, or e-Commerce. The book offers detailed, practical coverage of securing sensitive resources using Kerberos, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology, IPSec, Active Directory, and other Windows 2000 security technologies. Leading security professionals Jalal and Jalil Fegghi present each key Windows 2000 security protocol, review the tradeoffs associated with each approach, and guide network administrators to make the most appropriate choices for their environments. The book also includes detailed techniques for building secure Virtual Private Networks and e-Commerce sites and applications. For all Windows 2000 network/system administrators, IT executives and professionals, and power users concerned with security. The CD-ROM contains useful programs and code.