Security Features in Windows® Vista
What are the security features in Windows Vista and how they function?
Windows Vista has introduced a wide range of advanced technologies that are aimed at making Windows Vista more secure and safe version of Windows. The objective is to provide its users with a better and enhance security climate while they are using Windows Vista as their system software application.
- Windows Vista security features
- Windows Vista installation requirements
- Security and safety features in Windows Vista
Windows Vista security features
Windows Vista system application is extremely useful in protecting your PC, and also the people who are making use of it by offering you with an improved and enhanced security and safety features. Some of the security features of Windows Vista include parental control, user account control, network access protection, integrated antimalware tools, and digital content protection utilities.
Windows Vista installation requirements
The minimum installation requirements for Windows Vista® are an 800 MHz processor and at least 512 MB of system memory, at least 20 GB hard disk capacity with a minimum of 15 GB of free space. Your system must support VGA graphics, and it should have a CD-ROM drive for installation.
There are various security and safety features involved in Windows Vista®, and some of them are as follows. BitLocker Drive Encryption, which is a security feature integrated in Windows Vista. It provides data protection by encrypting all the data that are stored in your machine. The user level files and folders can be encrypted with this security feature.
Its parental control feature is another unique feature, which is helpful for parents to determine the particular games, programs, and website which their children can visit and when. Even when they are away from home, they can restrict the computer to make use at specific timings, and be confident that Windows Vista can enforce these restrictions. Shadow Copy, another feature of Windows Vista is helpful in creating point-in-time copies of the documents as you are working, and you can easily retrieve the version of the files if you have accidently deleted them. This feature is by default on in your Windows Vista system, and you can set the schedule, and can easily modify its settings. User account control is useful in preventing the potentially harmful applications from modifying your documents without your explicit consent. This feature works well with Internet Explorer 7, Windows Defender, and is extremely helpful in reducing the impact of any kind of external attacks. In Windows Vista, you can simply create a separate account for each user, and have administrative rights to control all of them.