Key things to note for keeping your servers secure:
- Keep servers, switches and hubs locked.
- Monitor and limit access to server rooms.
- Consider fire and flood risks as well as theft.
- Keep server rooms cool.
- Ensure server rooms have redundant power supplies.
Server security tips
- Seek expert advice from a trusted supplier.
- Restrict the number of administrator passwords.
- Consider using a hardware firewall for your servers.
- For servers running Microsoft operating systems, run Microsoft Baseline Security Analyser for security advice.
- As with desktop PCs, servers need a firewall, regular updates and anti-virus software.
- Don’t use a server as an employee’s workstation.
- Read server reports, such as security logs, and monitor for changes and irregularities.
- Make sure you have a rapid response maintenance contract for any servers you’re responsible for.
- Regularly back-up server data and keep back-up data secure and only available to authorised personnel.
- Factor in redundancy in your server setup.
Where to get help
- If you are experiencing difficulties connecting to the internet:
- contact your internet service provider.
- If you suspect your device has been infected with a virus or malware and a full system scan has not resolved the issue:
- contact your your antivirus software manufacturer
- contact your local computer repairer
- contact your local computer retailer.
- If you are looking for more information on securing your desktop or laptop computer:
- visit your device manufacturer’s website
- visit Whirlpool or other discussion forums.
- For information on recent threats:
- sign up to the free Stay Smart Online Alert Service.
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