Find Security Answers Faster

One of Security Pro VIP's biggest assets is its library of how-to security articles. This treasure trove recently became a little more accessible with a new Archive page on the Security Pro VIP Web site. Now you can get the security answers you're looking for more quickly.

The Archive has two parts. Go to page for a listing of the Security Pro VIP lineups dating from this month back to January 2007 (when the print Windows IT Security became the online Security Pro VIP). You can easily get to this page by going to the Security Pro VIP home page and clicking the Archive link at the top of the page. This part of the Archive isn't new.

Here's the new part: Click the Security Pro VIP Archive page link near the top of the page to go to for a listing of the issues and their content from December 2006 (plus a bonus January 2007 issue) back to the inaugural issue of Windows IT Security's predecessor Security Administrator in February 2001.

The two Archive pages, and, both let you browse easily by issue. But adds a couple extra features that I personally use a lot: the ability to browse by Author and Department.

If I want to quickly find that Vista Firewall article that I know Jan De Clercq wrote not too long ago, I can go to, click Author, and click De Clercq, Jan to see a list of Jan's articles and locate the Vista Firewall one in a jiffy (

Likewise, if I want to find a particular Toolbox column or Access Denied question and answer, I just go to, click Department, and click Toolbox or Access Denied. (Note that you'll need to click Toolbox - Security Pro VIP or Access Denied - Security Pro VIP for 2007 columns and Toolbox - Windows IT Security or Access Denied - Windows IT Security for 2006-2001 columns.)

Now it's easy to relocate that Access Denied q&a in which Randy Smith explained how to get a list of accounts that haven’t logged on in the last 30 days (—or whatever Security Pro VIP article you might want to find.

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