The right way to secure your network

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 13 Oct. 2005 / Last Updated on 13 Oct. 2005]

What's the right way to secure your network?

What's the right way to secure your network? Well, the *wrong* way is like this:

  1. Deploy your servers and desktops with no concern for security.
  2. Start madly learning how to secure them down.
  3. Implement what you've learned.

The *right* way is to do it like this:

  1. Learn how to design a secure network from the ground up.
  2. Implement what you learned by deploying a network that's secure from day one.

It's called secure by design, and it's the only way to properly deploy a network that's secure. But it requires learning on your part, and a lot of planning. Take the time and do it right--from the start. It's much easier to deploy a secure network than to secure one that was deployed with no thought for security.

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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