Protecting Sensitive Business Computer Information
As a provider of computer consulting services, you will want to communicate to prospects and/or clients that anyone, even with the most rudimentary PC skills, who has physical access to a peer-to-peer server, usually has access to every file and folder on that server.
Although many people mistakenly think that the standard business software provides protection, they are wrong and that perception can be extremely dangerous.
Address Client Skepticism about Protecting their Files
If your computer consulting services prospect or client is in disbelief, this vulnerability is very easy to demonstrate in about 90 seconds. With a boot disk, a press of the Escape key, or a boot up into Safe Mode, an unauthorized user with no operating system knowledge can "compromise" the entire Microsoft Windows server in just a few seconds.
For your computer consulting services, a dedicated server system can enforce a mandatory logon and provide local file level security. In addition, each user account that needs interactive logon access to the server must be explicitly granted that right.
A dedicated server console can also be "locked" when you walk away from the server, either manually or through a time activated screen saver. Check out more on the subject at New York Computer Consulting.