Out of the box, Linux servers do not come optimised for security, which can leave your organisation open to penetration by the millions of worldwide hackers that will attempt to break into it thousands of times every day.
The process of optimising security on your server is called “server hardening”, and it is one of the most important security steps you can take.
Server hardening requires 20-30 (at a minimum) activities that change default settings to ones that will restrict or block access from dangerous sources.
Some of these activities include:
- Configuring the system firewall properly
- Setting effective user rights and permissions
- Changing the port from default to non-standard
- Changing default passwords
- Removing unnecessary software
- Disabling automatic updates
- Disabling unwanted binaries
- So much more
Server hardening is a critical security step for new servers, and should be performed by an IT professional.
How we can help
We will configure your Linux Server security settings to ensure they provide maximum security for your server, your files, and your business.
Linux server hardening is complex, and must be done properly. Unlike some IT companies, we do not do a random few of the activities required. We do the entire suite of current recommendations, because it gives you peace of mind, and helps you meet your obligations under the law for protecting the personal information of your staff and consumers.