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  • A simple question for a newbie - If I patch a laptop (Win7) into my network without adding any credentials in active directory on my domain controller for internet access only can a virus still get onto my server. I like to run a test machine that loads a lot of garbage applications and I just need web access access. load and try. I also do not want to incur the cost of another TrendMicro seat. Is my server just as protected if i add virus protection (Free) to the workstation. We have of course an ASA between the net and the switch but how much that can protect me. I also don't care if the laptop itself has a virus/malware issue - I will take care of that. Just want my Windows 2008 and 2012 servers protected.

    Thanks

    Thursday, June 18, 2015 7:51 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    It’s not absolutely guaranteed that your domain environment is safe. But we may improve the security with some methods, such as security software/program, no data exchanging or communication. Stand along/separate subnet.

    Best Regards,
    Eve Wang

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    Saturday, June 20, 2015 3:42 AM