Modern corporate houses and companies have different departments of tech professionals and qualified individuals who are invariably involved in the process of devising mechanisms for protection of information. There can be tampering, publication, distribution and collapse of confidential material by unauthorized and untrustworthy users. Corporate computer security isn’t an easy task and can be a very complex matter. Confidentiality and secrecy is required at every step. But there are some features of corporate security which can be changed through the Internet Explorer browser. Most of the time, corporate users use a LAN on XP. So it would be necessary for it to coordinate with the XP network administrator on corporate network issues.

Instructions to change Corporate Security in Internet Explorer for XP


Following these steps would help to change corporate security in Internet Explorer

Step 1: First of all, right click on the Internet Explorer browser. Choose ‘Internet properties’, and then click on ‘Content’ followed by ‘Certificates’.

Step 2: Click on the drop down menu next to ‘Intended purpose’. This is done in order to create certificates and import them for distribution among the employees in the organization. Then the security changes are coordinated with the LAN system administrator. After that click on ‘Client Authentication’ and then select ‘Other people’. Click on the tab that says ‘Import’.

Step 3: To import your new certificate, use the Certificate Import Wizard and click on ‘Next’. In one of the three formats listed, create your certificate and coordinate with the system administrator to make changes consistent with the corporate security. Once the file is created, select ‘Browse’. Find the file, click ‘Open’ and then select ‘Next’. Until you have imported the new certificate, continue through the Certificate Import Wizard.

Step 4: Go to the ‘Internet Properties’ window again, click on ‘Content’ followed by ‘Certificates’. Select ‘Trusted Root Certification Authorities’ and then you would see a list of certification authorities. Select the first one and click on ‘View’. If it says ‘This certificate has expired or not yet valid’, close the window. Then select the entry again in ‘Certificates’ and select ‘remove’.

Step 5: Go to the ‘Internet Properties’ window again and select the ‘Security’ tab, followed by ‘Local Intranet’. Click on ‘Sites’ and then select ‘Advanced’ on the Local Intranet window. Then a window appears asking you to agree with the LAN system administrator. Then check ‘Require server verification for all sites in this zone and add a website’. Then click ‘OK’.

Step 6: Again go to the ‘Internet properties’ window and into the ‘Security’ tab. Select ‘Local Intranet’ followed by ‘Custom Level’. If it is required to disable all Active X Control settings, all five on the list need to be disabled. Proceed to make further changes in ‘Security settings’ as per the agreement with the LAN administrator.

Protection of information involves securing property and valuable information against theft, natural disaster and corruption, while at the same time allowing the same information to be productive and accessible to its intended users. Following the above instructions ensures this without involving any hassles.