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Dealing with what’s different in Small Business Server 2008

SBS 2008 has some long-awaited features, including Exchange Server 2007, and it’s far simpler to set up, but it also drops features like firewalling, VPN and some backup options. What do you gain, what do you lose and what do you need to do about it?

Managing and migrating firewalls

Firewalls can provide you with a host of information about what’s going on inside and outside your customer’s network. But that information isn’t necessarily easy to manage and analyse.

PC or Linux Firewall

Dedicated device or roll your own? It’s not difficult to build and configure a Linux server to act as a firewall.

Control versus protection – the role of a firewall

Firewalls have always had a simple purpose; let through specific traffic types, and deny everything else. While this works very well for general network control and security, it can be a positive hindrance for desktop Internet users.

How to migrate a firewall

How to  migrate a firewall the ITX how to guide

Configuring routers correctly

Your client needs a router to connect them to the Internet – but unless it is configured correctly, it could represent a significant security loophole.

Protecting Networks

Security is changing: smart clients and remote working mean that the security perimeter is getting closer to the server. How will you protect your clients’ networks tomorrow?

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There are plenty of technical discussion sites on the Web, but if you're looking for a community where you have a chance to meet other experts and network in person, check out the list of UK technical user groups at http://www.ukusergroups.co.uk/. The new Active Directory User Group (http://adug.co.uk/) is kicking off with a meeting at Microsoft's London office in October, the Windows Server Team (http://winserverteam.org.uk/Default.aspx) is planning meetings in January and Vista Squad
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