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Ebook: Securing Exchange Server and UC Infrastructure Using SSL

Exchange Server specifically, and Unified Communications in general, have become increasingly critical components of organizations’ infrastructure. They’re also carrying increasingly-sensitive information to a growing variety of devices. No longer can we rely on the protection of our intranet to keep these communications safe and private: Our communications now reach well beyond the local network. SSL offers a way to secure the vast majority of our communications, but in modern, multi-server organizations, they can come with a high amount of cost and overhead.

In The Shortcut Guide to Securing Your Exchange Server and Unified Communications Infrastructure Using SSL, author Don Jones will show you how to use Subject Alternative Name (SAN) certificates to provide the security you need, with less cost and overhead. You’ll also learn about other best practices for securing Exchange and Unified Communications platforms, including Microsoft Lync Server, mobile device management, and more.

This complete book includes the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1: A SAN Certificate Crash Course
  • Chapter 2: Messaging, Unified Communications, Security, and SAN Certificates
  • Chapter 3: Best Practices for Securing Your Exchange Server
  • Chapter 4: Best Practices for Securing Your Unified Communications Infrastructure

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How to Install SSL Certificates on Microsoft Servers – Free eBook

Windows administrators are continually tasked with securing servers and applications, including installing SSL certificates for authentication and encryption. This raises a number of questions for system administrators: which kind of SSL certificate should be used? How are SSL certificates installed? What is the Certificate Store? How does SSL work in Internet Information Server (IIS), Exchange Server, SQL Server and SharePoint?

How to Install SSL Certificates on Microsoft Servers  How to Install SSL Certificates on Microsoft Servers by security expert Dan Sullivan provides detailed step by step instructions on how to select, install and maintain SSL certificates in Microsoft environments. Whether you are just starting out and need to know how to acquire a certificate, or you are looking for tips on troubleshooting and maintaining existing certificate configurations, this guide has pragmatic and detailed information to help you.

This complete book includes the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1: Getting Started with SSL Certificates in Windows Server
  • Chapter 2: Understanding the Microsoft Certificate Store
  • Chapter 3: Using SSL Certificates in Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS)
  • Chapter 4: Installing SSL Certificates in Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft SQL Server

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Download Guide to Monitoring Data Center, Virtual Environments & Cloud

It’s only recently that businesses have started focusing on modern application performance management techniques, and along comes cloud computing and other “hybrid IT” elements (such as Software as a Service) to make application performance even more complicated.

In The Definitive Guide to Monitoring the Data Center, Virtual Environments, and the Cloud by business technology writer and analyst Don Jones, you’ll see how application performance management techniques need to evolve to accommodate hybrid IT. You’ll learn about emerging techniques and technologies, and develop a “shopping list” of capabilities that your IT environment will need in order to survive in the Hybrid Age. This guide will make Dell Virtualization a much easier proposition to implement into your business.

This complete book includes the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1: Evolving IT: Data Centers, Software as a Service, Hosted Solutions,Virtualization, and Clouds
  • Chapter 2: Traditional IT Monitoring, and Why it No Longer Works
  • Chapter 3: The Customer is King: Monitoring the End User Experience
  • Chapter 4: Success is in the Details: Monitoring at the Component Level
  • Chapter 5: The Capabilities You Need to Monitor IT From the Datacenter into the Cloud
  • Chapter 6: IT Health: Management Reporting as a Service

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Download Free 219-Page book on Cloud Computing from Realtime Nexus

Cloud computing has clearly emerged as a viable means for delivering IT services. Less obvious, though, is how to identify the potential role of cloud computing in your organization and adapt this new model of service delivery.

Free 219-Page book on Cloud Computing from Realtime NexusIn The Definitive Guide to Cloud Computing, author Dan Sullivan provides IT managers, system architects, and IT service consumers with the information they need to understand the advantages of cloud computing, the options for deploying cloud infrastructure, and the means to transition to cloud-based service delivery. This Definitive Guide provides a road map to implementation that starts with defining key characteristics of cloud computing and moves through identifying, planning, and implementing cloud service delivery. Other critical topics, such as governance, security, and growth are addressed as well.

This complete book includes the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1: Changing the Way We Deliver Services with Cloud Computing
  • Chapter 2: Demystifying Cloud Computing
  • Chapter 3: Enabling Business Innovation by using Cloud Computing
  • Chapter 4: How Cloud Computing Will Help Your Business
  • Chapter 5: Strategies for Moving to the Cloud
  • Chapter 6: Identifying the Right Cloud Architecture for Your Business
  • Chapter 7: Roadmap to Cloud Computing: The Planning Phase
  • Chapter 8: Roadmap to Cloud Computing: The Implementation Phase
  • Chapter 9: Maintaining a Cloud Environment: Governance, Growth and Security
  • Chapter 10: Key Steps in Establishing Enterprise Cloud Computing Services

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Download Free 69-Page Book on SharePoint Storage Optimization

Every SharePoint administrator knows the challenge of dealing with SharePoint: The business wants to put everything in SharePoint so that as much data as possible is centrally located and managed; doing so, however, bloats the SharePoint SQL database and creates an administrative nightmare. How can you find your happy medium? How can you get as much data as possible into SharePoint – searchable, version-controlled, and secured – while keeping your database as trim as possible?

Book on SharePoint Storage OptimizationThe answer is storage optimization, and it’s the subject of Intelligently Reducing SharePoint Costs Through Storage Optimization by noted industry expert Don Jones. You’ll learn how to optimize SharePoint for the inclusion of large content items, external content items (like databases, shared files, and media files), and even “dormant” content that you no longer actively need – but can’t afford to get rid of.

This complete book includes the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1: The Problem with SharePoint Storage
  • Chapter 2: Optimizing SharePoint Storage for Large Content Items
  • Chapter 3: Optimizing SharePoint Storage for External or Legacy Content
  • Chapter 4: Optimizing SharePoint Storage for Dormant and Archived Content

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Free ebook – Customization Tool and Group Policy for MS Office 2010

This book contains information about how to use Group Policy to deploy and configure an installation of Microsoft Office 2010. The audience for this book includes IT generalists, IT operations, help desk and deployment staff, IT messaging administrators, consultants, and other IT professionals.

You can Download this ebook here, The contents of this book include:

  • Local and Active Directory-based Group Policy
  • Group Policy processing
  • Changing how Group Policy processes GPOs
  • Administrative Templates
  • True policies vs. user preferences
  • Group Policy management tools
  • Office Customization Tool and Group Policy

If you are planning for deploying Office 2010 – These 2 articles on Fixing Code Compatibility Issues with Office 2010 Compatibility Inspector and Office Environment Assessment Tool (OEAT) will be useful.

Folks, who aren’t aware – Group Policy is an infrastructure that is used to deliver and apply one or more desired configurations or policy settings to a set of targeted users and computers in an Active Directory directory service environment. The Group Policy infrastructure consists of a Group Policy engine and several individual extensions. These extensions are used to configure Group Policy settings, either by modifying the registry through the Administrative Templates extension, or setting Group Policy settings for security settings, software installation, folder redirection, Internet Explorer Maintenance, wireless network settings, and other areas. Each installation of Group Policy consists of two extensions:

  • A server-side extension of the Group Policy Object Editor Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in, used to define and set the policy settings applied to client computers.
  • A client-side extension that the Group Policy engine calls to apply policy settings.

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Ebook – Strengthening Application Security with Identity Fraud Prevention Systems

In the new Essentials Series entitled Strengthening Application Security with Identity Fraud Prevention Systems, IT expert and author Ken Hess shows you how to protect your clients from identity theft using new methods of verification and authentication. You will learn how to overcome regulatory compliance concerns surrounding knowledge-based authentication and verification and determine whether your current (or proposed) identity fraud prevention system will scale future risks. This complete series includes the following articles:

  • Article 1: Incorporating Identity Verification and Knowledge-Based Authentication into Your Applications
  • Article 2: Overcoming the Regulatory, Security, and Compliance Concerns of Knowledge-based Authentication
  • Article 3: The Evolution of Identity Verification and Authentication from Static to Data-Driven Questions

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Free ebook on New Techniques for Creating Better Backups

The world of backups is an essential piece of an IT infrastructure. With new technologies coming online and new issues around data security, the question becomes whether your backups are keeping up. Virtualization presents new challenges to the old agent based network backup, data breaches force you to take a second look at security, and the sheer volume of data puts backup solutions at their breaking points.

The Essentials Series: New Techniques for Creating Better Backups takes a fresh look at backup technologies that address these challenges of virtualized servers, options and management of backup encryption, and the benefits of data deduplication for efficient use of backup resources.

  • Article 1: How Virtualization Changes the Standard Approach to Backups
  • Article 2: Avoid Making Headlines by Securing Your Backups
  • Article 3: Reducing Backups with Data Deduplication

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Ebook – The Business Benefits of Rapid Application FailOver

You know the drill. A critical application fails in your network, and your business grinds to a complete halt. The loss of critical applications from corruption, misconfiguration, power or network loss, or worst-case disasters are major impacts on your business and your job. You need to implement tools that prevent service interruption through rapid and automated failover.

The Essentials Series: The Business Benefits of Rapid Application Failover explains the technology behind and business benefits of just those capabilities. In three articles, you’ll learn why and how to implement application failover along with successful failback to keep your critical applications running.

  • Article 1: Defining the Peril of Application Downtime
  • Article 2: The Power of Rapid Application Failover
  • Article 3: The Critical Role of Failback in Application Disaster Recovery

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Shortcut Guide to Assuring Website Performance through External Web Monitoring

For most businesses running today, Web sites have become the new storefronts and office buildings.  Businesses have become increasingly dependent on Web sites and Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) to conduct commerce with customers, keep tabs on internal resources, and communicate with partners, suppliers, and employees.  But as this dependency increases, so does the complexity of the Web site system and the expectations on the system’s level of service delivery. So how can businesses ensure that their applications are always functioning as expected?

The Shortcut Guide to Assuring Website Performance through External Web Monitoring addresses this question with a comprehensive overview of the technical and business issues driving the need for external monitoring.  This book offers a detailed look at the essential components of external monitoring, a discussion of how to leverage external monitoring to protect your brand, and finally, a roadmap for implementing and maintaining an external monitoring process.

  • Chapter 1: Understanding the Technical and Business Needs for External Web Monitoring
  • Chapter 2: Examining Essential Components of External Web Monitoring
  • Chapter 3: Acquiring Customers, Controlling Costs, and Protecting Your Brand with External Monitoring
  • Chapter 4: Implementing External Monitoring: A Roadmap from Building the Internal Business Case to Long Term Maintenance

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