How to Protect your Run-Time Image (Windows Embedded Standard 2009)


You can improve the security of your system by adding additional security components to your run-time image. By increasing the security of your run-time image, you can prevent attacks from hackers, viruses, or other unauthorized access.

You can protect your run-time image by including the Windows Firewall component. The Windows Firewall provides a barrier between your system and potentially harmful content on a network, such as viruses and worms. Windows Firewall can prevent unauthorized network access to your run-time image.

Keeping your system up-to-date is also an important step for protecting your device. Windows Embedded Standard Quick Fix Engineering (QFE) updates are regularly made available from the Windows Embedded Download page.

Before you deploy your run-time image, it is important to understand the security threats that your device is vulnerable to, and to add the appropriate security and servicing components to your configuration.

To track your progress in the following table, select the check box next to each step.

Step Topic

1. Add and configure the Windows Firewall component to improve network security on your device.

Windows Firewall

2. Implement a servicing strategy to keep your run-time image up to date with fixes and patches.


3. Review the best practices for securing your run-time image.

Best Practices for Security

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How-to Topics (Windows Embedded Standard)

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