Out Now: Security Compliance Manager v2.5 Beta

Microsoft has just released Security Compliance Manager v2.5 beta https://connect.microsoft.com/site715/program2682 along with a heap of new security baseline for you to use to compare against your environment. In case you are not familiar with SCM then it is a great product from Microsoft that consolidates all the best practice for their software with in-depth explanation …

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Out Now: Microsoft Security Compliance Manager v2

Microsoft has made available the final version Microsoft Security Compliance Manager v2 available for download. In case you don’t already know SCM is a great security analysis tool for your Microsoft products that works great with Group Policy but also with SCCM Desired Configuration Management (DCM) and Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP). If you want …

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Out Now: Microsoft Security Compliance Manager v2 CTP

If  you were waiting to get your hand on the CTP of Microsoft Security Compliance Manager v2 after I wet your appetite in my previous blog post.  I am happy to report that it is now avaialbe for download and the instructions to download i can be found at http://blogs.technet.com/b/secguide/archive/2011/03/10/scm-v2-ctp-available-to-download.aspx In case you did miss …

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Introducing Microsoft Security Compliance Manager v2

If you have anything to do with Group Policy and/or security in your organisation you have probably already taken a look at Microsoft Security Compliance Manager tool. This tool simply put is an repository of security templates with a lot of additional information that can be applied to organisation to maintain security of your system in …

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Group Policy for Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0

Microsoft have now released Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 to the web which has a number of new features over the previous version. Windows Firewall integration – During setup, Microsoft Security Essentials will now ask if you would like to turn the Windows Firewall on or off. Enhanced protection for web-based threats – Microsoft Security Essentials …

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