Microsoft Active Directory provides Group Policy as a centralized change and configuration management infrastructure. Group Policy structures and manages settings for groups of users and of computers, including policy, networking, security, PKI, and software installation settings. Inconsistent, decentralized or unmanaged machine configuration greatly reduces the efficacy of other controls and increases the probability of a threat actor penetrating your organization.
When properly implemented, Group Policy is a critical part of your defense in depth. It gives you a powerful mechanism to enforce many additional for networking, authentication, and authorized access. However, it is also a key technology to ensure that your investment in other controls is not defeated by a simple configuration mistake. Let us help you protect your organization and your existing security investment.