Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What Windows 7 means to security administrators

As you know, ever since Windows XP SP2, Microsoft has been very serious about operating security. And while Windows Vista may have been a flop in the performance and compatibility areas, it wasn’t ever criticized for its lack of security. In fact, one of Vista’s main detractions was its over emphasis on the security of locking down the system via the heavy hand of User Account Control (UAC).

Well, with Windows 7, Microsoft has toned down UAC a bit (while not letting up on security) and added a whole slew of security features that will benefit both the end user and the security administrator. Let’s take a closer look.