Mixed reviews on Windows Server 2003 security

Saturday, 3 May 2003, 1:54 AM EST

Security solution providers offered mixed reviews of the security of Microsoft's recently released Windows Server 2003.

Microsoft has touted the security of the new software, which ships with more than 20 services off by default and includes other protective functions. Security has been Microsoft's mantra since it launched its Trustworthy Computing initiative nearly 18 months ago.

Phil Cox, consultant at SystemExperts, a network security-consulting firm based in Sudbury, Mass., said Microsoft is headed in the right direction with Windows Server 2003 when it comes to security, especially compared to Windows NT and Windows 2000.

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