How Secure Is Your Windows Server?
Posted by Nick Wild on 15 October 2017 09:56 AM
Have you ever thought about how secure your Windows Server actually is? Would you know if your RDP Port Connection is open? If you’re not sure, it certainly wouldn’t take long for somebody else to find out the answer, which could then leave your server being compromised, and given the number of cyber attacks that take place on a daily basis are you prepared to suffer the consequences of having an un-secure server. You wouldn’t leave the door open to your car with the keys left in, so why leave the door open to your server and all of your valuable data?
If you want to make sure your server is secure then take a look at the options below. Implementing any of these will will help reduce the risk of a cyber attack through an open port on your server.
The Quick Fix
The quick and easy short-term fix would be to change your RDP Port to something less obvious. Most abuse against RDP Connections tends to assume either the default port or some of the more obvious combinations. Changing to something more randomised could increase your security and leave your server less open to attacks via RDP. You can change this yourself, or Netcetera can take this on for you subject to one-off Admin Time charge.
The Recommended Fix
RDPGuard is a host-based intrusion prevention system (HIPS) that protects your Windows Server from brute-force attacks on various protocols and services (RDP, FTP, SMTP, MySQL, MS-SQL, IIS Web Login, ASP.NET Web Forms, MS Exchange, RD Web Access, etc). It monitors the logs on your server and detects failed logon attempts. If the number of failed logon attempts from a single IP address reaches a set limit, the attacker’s IP address will be blocked for a specified period of time. This can be a more comprehensive coverage and isn’t too hard to enforce.
The Best Fix
The best and most secure option for your server would be to disable RDP Access from the public network. Protect your RDP behind our VPN and access will be strictly restricted to anyone connected to that network, no hassle and much better security for you and your server(s)! This service is usually £10.00 per month per server, but you can now SAVE 50%. This server protection is the most comprehensive available and if you do have valuable information then this is the protection for you. Click on the below button now secure your server and save money!
If you have never thought about security being an issue, we hope the above information has helped you think again. Netcetera has been providing market leading security solutions for over 21 years, from effective antivirus solutions and website protection right the way up to enterprise class disaster recovery products. If you would like to find out about any of our hosting or security solutions simply get in touch with the team today using any of the below methods.
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