Setup a domain for security and control

This is Two Minute Tech Tips, I’m your host Lester Steward. In this series we are discussing Business cybersecurity and what you need to know to protect your business.

A local domain environment is hosted on a server machine or in the cloud and allows for easier control over the computers and users under that local domain. This server machine allows for authentication and network access, it can also be setup as a mail server, file server and web server, but we are most focused on the user access side today.

Control and transparency of devices and users on the network are the greatest benefits to having a local domain. In this active directory, groups can be setup to control access to the network or files on the server. From here access can be revoked easily or a password can be reset. Another great advantage to a local domain is that a user can move to any machine with their login and the access stays with them, so the IT people don’t need to touch the PC as long as it’s already on the domain.

Group Policy objects, or GPOs are another amazing feature of a local domain. With GPOs, rules can be created to keep your network and files secure. For example, with a GPO the company can make sure password changes are done regularly and enforce stronger passwords. We\’ll discuss GPOs in more detail in a future episode.

A local domain isn’t for every company and is most effective when there are several computers on the network and multiple users.

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On the next episodes I’ll be discussing Zero trust networks. Thanks for joining me, Lester Steward for your Two Minute Tech Tips, helping you keep safe in your cybersecurity world.

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