"...Creating a secure computing environment is a multi-layered process. Previous articles have discussed securing the network and securing the server; in this article, we turn our attention to the element closest to the end user: the client computer.
An Internet-connected client is exposed to a wide variety of threats, but Microsoft security technologies can protect against the threats posed by attacks, intrusions, malware and more. The keys to keeping clients safe are proper configuration settings, secure application development, and deployment of the appropriate security mechanisms based on how and where the client computer is used..."
Check out this great article on security as applied to the client infrastructure over at:
Thomas W Shinder, M.D., MCSE
Sr. Consultant / Technical Writer