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Get in-depth guidance for designing and implementing certificate-based security solutions straight from PKI expert Brian Komar. No need to buy or outsource costly PKI services when you can use the robust PKI and certificate-based security services already built into Windows Server 2008! This in-depth reference teaches you how to design and implement even the most demanding certificate-based security solutions for wireless networking, smart card authentication, VPNs, secure email, Web SSL, EFS, and code-signing applications using Windows Server PKI and certificate services. A principal PKI consultant to Microsoft, Brian shows you how to incorporate best practices, avoid common design and implementation mistakes, help minimize risk, and optimize security administration. This definitive reference features a CD loaded with tools, scripts, and a fully searchable eBook.

Key Book Benefits

Guides system engineers and administrators how to design and implement PKI-based solutions

Explains how to exploit the tight integration of Windows Server 2008 PKI services with Active Directory directory service

Features best practices based on real-world implementations
Includes a CD with tools, scripts, and a fully-searchable eBook

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Average Rating: 4 out of 5 rating Based on 5 Ratings

"Your one-stop PKI shop?" - by ewall on 05-OCT-2011
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This is a serious tome, for serious people. Brian Komar is the premier resource for answers on the Windows CA, and this book is the Bible: there are simply no other books that cover so many details of a Windows-based PKI implementation. Read it with highlighter in hand, because you'll need to make notes!

Komar only updates the book every few years--and sadly now this version is already a bit outdated, since Microsoft made many more changes to their CA with the release of Windows Server 2008 R2. But armed with this book and a few other more current resources (such as blog entries from the Microsoft PKI and Active Directory Services Team) you can be well-prepared to build and manage your PKI.

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