Securing Microsoft Exchange


Securing Microsoft Exchange

Exchange Server is arguably the most widely used enterprise messaging system in the market today. What's more, Microsoft is planning for a major revamp pf the product in 2007. This lesson will explain how to protect your Exchange 2003 environment today from spam, malware and Web-based attacks, and what to anticipate from the new features coming in Exchange Server 2007.

   Webcast: Best practices to secure Exchange
   Technical tip: VPN or RPC/HTTPS? Both have their place
   Podcast: Exchange security: A quick primer
   Quiz: Securing Exchange
   About the instructor

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Securing Microsoft Exchange

Webcast: Best practices to secure Exchange
Length: 60 minutes
This webcast serves as an excellent primer for security professionals who are responsible for securing Exchange Server. Benjamin begins with how to control Exchange Message Delivery, reviews why it's best to secure remote clients with RPC over HTTPS instead of VPN and reveals ways to secure Outlook Web Access. Additionally, Benjamin details how Microsoft's ISA Server 2004 makes Exchange safer and examines why security pro's should have a front-end/back-end configuration.

Technical tip:VPN or RPC/HTTPS? Both have their place
Some security practitioners may debate which access method is best for ensuring secure, remote access to Exchange, but both VPNs and RPC over HTTPS can be effective strategies, depending on an organization's needs.

Podcast: Exchange security: A quick primer
Length: 12 minutes
Get a quick sampling of the best practices and guidelines that are essential for every enterprise to know when dealing with security in an enterprise Exchange messaging architecture, plus a preview of the new security features in Exchange 2007.

Quiz: Securing Microsoft Exchange
Take this five-question quiz to see how much you've learned about securing Exchange.

About the instructor:
@27970 Lee Benjamin has over 20 years experience in the messaging industry. As ExchangeGuy Consulting, he specializes in migration and upgrade advice, technical writing and evaluation, product strategy and training and courseware development. He has delivered international training tours for Microsoft, and is a regular trainer for Pinnacle Training. Lee is also Chairman of ExchangeServerBoston and Director for BostonUsersGroups, an umbrella organization of over 50 user groups in New England. He is also an analyst at Ferris Research.

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