Windows 7 Security, Keeping The Mobile User Safe

by Rafael Hernandez on April 21, 2009 · 0 comments

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Keeping a user’s computer secure in a stationary location isn’t an easy task, but a mobile user’s security needs are a nightmare compared to anything your home machine can muster. Using untrusted wireless connections and the increased possiblity of a lost or stolen notebook makes things much trickier.

The Windows Blog gives an overview of Windows 7’s Multiple Active Firewall Policies, DirectAccess, BranchCache, BitLocker To Go, and AppLocker features designed to give you some more peace of mind with regards to your data’s safety. Here’s a peek:

BitLocker To Go was designed to facilitate the secure sharing of data
on removable storage devices and was designed to work on any standard
removable storage device. No special, proprietary hardware is required.
So now, whether you are traveling with your laptop, sharing large files
with a trusted partner, or taking work home, you can feel secure that
your data is safe. Both traditional BitLocker and BitLocker To Go
protected devices help ensure that only authorized users can read the
data, even if the media is lost, stolen, or misused.

Microsoft is much more focused on the security front this go around, of course it’s all up to administrators and home users to make use of these features.

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