Microsoft Windows Vista: Security feature reviews

Microsoft Windows Vista has a number of new security features, but how familiar are you with them and will they benefit you? Check out these reviews on features like BitLocker and the Security Center, written by impartial industry experts, helping you to have a better sense as to whether you can benefit from this new operating system's options.

Is upgrading to Microsoft's Windows Vista the right move for your shop? If you're not using it yet, you most likely will be using it in the near future. SearchWindowsSecurity.com's experts are here to review its security features in order to help you figure out if implementing Vista is appropriate now, or later.

Using BitLocker without TPM in Vista
BitLocker allows for hard drive encryption, but you don't need a TPM in order to use it. Find out how.
Read more on using Using BitLocker without TPM in Vista in this tip.
Listen to the podcast on BitLocker without TPM with security expert Serdar Yegulalp.

Microsoft Windows Vista Security Center review
The Security Center allows for one-stop monitoring, and includes Windows Update, Windows Defender, Windows Firewall and Internet Options.
Read more on the Vista Security Center in this tip.
Listen to the podcast on the Vista Security Center with security expert Brien Posey.

Microsoft Windows Vista: Windows Defender review
Will Windows Defender in Vista be the answer to your anti-malware prayers? Read up on another one of Vista's newer features in this tip by Microsoft MVP Brien Posey.
Read about Windows Defender in this tip.
Listen to this podcast, "Inside Windows Vista: Windows Defender" with security expert Brien Posey.

Windows Vista: Encrypting File System redesigned
While Encrypting File System, a part of Windows XP, isn't a new idea, it has been greatly improved for Vista users. Microsoft MVP Brien Posey gives a rundown of its new features, as well as a comparative to another encryption feature -- BitLocker.
Read about Encrypting File System in Windows Vista in this tip.
Listen to the podcast about Windows Vista: Encrypting File System redesigned with security expert Brien Posey.

Microsoft Windows Vista: A review of UAC
User Account Control (UAC) is one of Windows Vista's new security features. Security expert Serdar Yegulalp shares his experiences -- the good ones and the bad -- working with UAC.
Read more on User Account Control in Windows Vista in this tip.
Listen to the podcast on User Account Control in Windows Vista with security expert Serdar Yegulalp.

This was first published in May 2007

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