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Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 27 February 2008 14:21

 The company says that a better firewall, IPv6 support, better onboard encryption, and network access protection make Windows Server 2008's security a primary selling point

By Matt Hines
February 27, 2008
InfoWorld

Microsoft is pushing the improved security of its Windows Server 2008 software package as one of the primary reasons why business customers should upgrade to the long-awaited product refresh as quickly as possible.In addition to being fully designed under Microsoft's SDLC (security development lifecycle) initiative -- a program already credited with allowing Microsoft to ship its products with far fewer vulnerabilities than previous iterations -- Server 2008 has new features that should help customers address a range of important security issues, according to company officials.



Microsoft representatives claim that beefed-up firewall technology, support for the emerging IPv6 Internet protocol, improved onboard encryption and further integration with its Active Directory registry system, among other additions, represent a significant step forward for the release formerly-known as Longhorn in terms of its overall security standing.

The company has also finally delivered its NAP (network access protection) technology -- Microsoft's flavor of the access control tools identified more widely under the banner of NAC (network access control) -- that many security industry watchers have cited as a potential accelerant for device and user network authentication efforts.   [InfoWorld...]  [Comments...]
 

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