Review of Protect Your Windows Network : From Perimeter to Data

Protect Your Windows Network : From Perimeter to Data, by Jesper M. Johansson, Steve RileyWhen I attended TechEd Europe in July 2002 one of the most in­ter­est­ing sessions was presented by Steve Riley. This was an overflow session presented during lunch, and I thought it would be in­ter­est­ing to check out something I hadn't planned to look at. The session covered use of IPSec, and the pre­sen­ta­tion style was very engaging. Rather than discuss technology in search of a solution, Steve solicited a number of scenarios from the audience and presented the hidden power of IPSec.

Many years pass, and I spot a blog entry from Jesper Johansson, where he book that is co-authored with Steve. I ordered it almost im­me­di­ate­ly from and I wasn't let down. This book is a gem for any developer who is trying to understand in­fra­struc­ture security and the ca­pa­bil­i­ties of the Windows platform. It's a fairly easy read and only delves into the necessary detail, avoiding coverage of mundane technical details that are presented on TechNet. To get the most out of this book you'll want your own test rig set up on vir­tu­alised hardware (think VMWare or Virtual Server) with a domain controller, cer­tifi­cate services, ISA Server and the like.

It's really hard to fault this book, maybe it should be available in hardback?

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