Securing Windows desktops is the most challenging task for an administrator. Windows Security Configurations, such as XP Firewall settings, Security policies, etc., helps to protect the Windows desktops from various security threats. The required systems can be configured individually or mass configuration can be done to systems in OUs, Domains or Sites.

Security Policies Configuration

Enable or disable windows security policies under Active Desktop, control panel, MMC, etc., modules to maintain network privacy.

Alerts Configuration

Warn users about password expiry and less disk space to enable users to act on them.

Popup messages during system startup to notify users about company policies that are of prime importance.

Firewall Configuration

Enable XP Firewall and configure exceptions in Windows XP machines to secure the machine from unauthorized access.

Certificate Distribution

Using this configuration, you can distribute certificates such as SSL Certificates for browsers, AD CA Root Certificates to authenticate users on your WiFi network, etc.

Secure USB devices

The Secure USB configuration is used for both users and computers to block or unblock the usage of USB devices. This configuration is applicable to users irrespective of the computers they use.

For more details on every Configuration, refer to the respective Windows Configurations topic in the online help.