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Microsoft Windows Vista Management and Administration by Scott Chimner, James Walker, Andrew Abbate

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Chapter 4. Securing a Windows Vista System

Understanding Windows Security

Under development and testing for five years, Windows Vista is the most secure operating system ever produced by Microsoft. In the era of the Trustworthy Computing Initiative, Windows Vista looks to lock down desktop security, improve the user experience, and prevent malware, spyware, and viruses from invading the new operating system. Unlike previous versions of Windows, Windows Vista introduces several security enhancements that create a solid defense against operating system exploits, computer security breaches, user permission violations, and other malicious activities.

Not available in previous versions of Windows, Windows Vista introduces several new security features ...

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