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Laptop connecting to Win2k3 Domain - How to secure?

I have a user that just came to our organization from another company and he is bringing his own laptop. His machine was filled with viruses\spyware, and after a good two days trying to remove it all, I finally told him lets just reinstall XP. We have laptop users who connect to our off network, so I dont have to worry about them hurting any machines in our WIN2k3 domain. This new user is really pushing to have me connect him to our domain once I reinstall Windows, and I am hesitant given the state of his machine when he arrived. My question is what methods are used to allow traveling users to connect to a domain. I have never really had to do it in the past and am not sure how others go about handling this. We have Trend Micro server suite as our organization/s antivirus solution. Ideas?
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Rich Rumble

8/22/2022 - Mon

u have to use third party for that like surfcontrol
if you use ISA 2004/2006 u can use the VPN quarantine feature
also a centralized AV with regular scans will help you out

I guess I may not have been completely clear. I guess I need to know how companies that have laptop users coming and going between the domain and wherever protect themselves. Would Trend Micro Server suite be adequate? Is a centralized corporate antivirus setup like what I have sufficient?

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by the way it is WSUS or SMS 2003 :)
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Rich Rumble

No, what you want to do is keep the visitor off your networks, and allow them to use the internet connection only, and perhaps a printer. It's too much of a hassle for you to install something, and or scan a pc before you allow them on the network. A DMZ and or a simple Vlan can solve the issue for you. What sort of networking equipment do you have, Firewall, router, switch? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demilitarized_zone_%28computing%29

If this person needs more access than that, then force them to bring the software he/she needs, and you can provide them with a trusted PC. If you need some sample policies and templates to this effect (which can help with clarifying HIPAA and SOX compliance) have a look here: http://www.sans.org/resources/policies/#template

Above all else, don't join them to your domain, make them understand your Acceptable Usage policies while they are using your network and or equipment.
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