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Chapter 4. Network Security Standards an... > Microsoft Security - Pg. 121

Chapter 4: Network Security Standards and Guidelines 121 Microsoft Windows XP/Server 2003 Microsoft also offers a security configuration guide on Server 2003 and Windows XP. This chapter does not cover these because these will be phased out of your environment soon; however, you should be aware that they are there, and if needed you can download them and implement ASAP. It would be a good start to make sure your current security posture on those two operating systems is worthy. Apple The recommendations in Apple's Mac OS X Security Configuration for Version 10.5 Leopard and 10.6 Snow Leopard track closely with the security level historically repre- sented in NSA guidelines. It is the NSA's belief that the guide produced by the manufac- turer establishes the best practices for securing the product and recommends that tradi- tional customers of its security recommendations use the Apple guide when securing either version of the Mac OS X systems. Its website (www.nsa.gov/ia/guidance/security_configuration_guides/ operating_systems.shtml#AppleMac) does provide some spectacular links to some resources for hardening your Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6. We suggest you go and check them out.