Vince Barnes

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Current Articles:

Extending the Protected Network Wirelessly

Adding secure Wi-Fi access to a corporate network need not be complex or costly. Vince Barnes examines an all-in-one device that streamlines wireless security and won’t break the budget. (12/8/03)

Decision Time: Windows Server 2003 Upgrade or Not?

Still on the fence about Windows Server 2003? Vince Barnes outlines the choice IT departments face as NT and Windows 2000 begin to show their age and the Linux siren song wafts through the halls. (10/9/03)

A Password Policy Primer

A weak password policy can undermine your IT department’s efforts to secure the systems that host your critical data. Vince Barnes examines ways you can keep intruders from slipping past your network’s defenses and offers tips on creating easy-to-remember, yet tough-to-crack passwords. (9/12/03)

The Pros and Cons of Automatic Updates

Ask any administrator and they’ll tell you that maintaining a secure network is a continual juggling act. If you’re considering letting your Windows server automatically download and install security updates, there are a few things you should know in order to avoid accidentally dropping any balls. (8/11/03)

Windows Server 2003: “Inside the Box”

As Microsoft touts Windows Server 2003’s reliability and security-minded architecture, Vince Barnes examines what administrators can come to expect in the software giant’s latest server OS.

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