Tips for analyzing our network

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Active Directory
Baseline
Microsoft Security
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Network analysis
Network analyzers
Networking
Windows XP SP3
How can we use Microsoft security and baseline analyzer to determine if our network is secure and up to snuff? We are running Windows Server 2003 /Active Directory and XP SP3 clients.

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MBSA is a good starting point. You can scan for common Windows vulnerabilities, weak passwords, IIS and SQL vulnerabilites and also get current patch status. You would need to look at 3rd party scanning for network issues, possibly having somebody such as Qualys or Sword and Shield perfrom network/public Internet security.

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  • Yasir Irfan
    Well if you want use other tools and options configure SPAN or RSPAN in your Switch and use wireshark to capture the traffic going thru in your network.
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