Securing the server is as important as securing the website or web application and the network around it. Servers host sensitive data and are the most targeted interfaces of an organization. Server security is important for uninterrupted functioning of the website. An insecure server is vulnerable to attacks and may easily be compromised.
- Hackers can gain unauthorized access to the server by exploiting software bugs.
- DoS attacks on the server can make websites unavailable by increasing the traffic with junk requests.
- Sensitive information on the server can be easily accessed by without permission.
- Unencrypted information between server and client can be intercepted and compromised.
QBurst implements server security using firewalls, authentication tools and VPNs. Our security mechanism detects any intrusion attempt and prevents unauthorized access to server content.
Server Security Planning
Most of the server security problems arise from lack of proper planning. QBurst considers server security planning as an essential step before installation, configuration, and deployment of servers. In the planning phase, when requirements are analyzed, security experts decide on security measures, that need to be taken on hardware, operating system, server software. Firewall rules and encryption technologies are also decided in this phase. This phase is critical for organizations to maintain secure configurations by avoiding vulnerabilities.
Server Hardware Security
Servers have to run continuously for the hosted website to be always available on the internet. Hardware configurations for server are carefully chosen so that it is able to handle the traffic and bandwidth that the website is expected to consume. QBurst provides redundant storage, power supply backup, dedicated servers and air-conditioned rooms, if required.
Server Operating System Security
Services and information on a website are accessible to anyone who has access to the server. Operating systems provide options to manage these access privileges. Permissions to access files, devices and other resources in the server are managed in the operating system. Only authorized users will have access to sensitive data. QBurst performs the following to keep the server operating system secure.
- Operating system is kept up-to-date with regular upgrades and patches.
- Resources are managed appropriately by removing unnecessary applications and services.
- User authentications are ensured to be in place.
- Additional security controls for the operating system are installed, if needed.
Server Software Security
Before exposing the server to external networks, the server software has to be made secure in order to prevent intrusion. During the setup process, every known security holes in the software are identified and patches are installed. Information traversing the connection between the server and client is protected by encryption. QBurst uses appropriate encryption technologies to keep the data safe during all communication processes.
Once the server is deployed, it has to be continuously monitored for threats from hackers. QBurst performs all necessary activities to ensure that a live server continues to function as expected. Server security tests are performed at regular intervals. This includes vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, etc. Log files are generated and analyzed. Necessary measures are taken in case of any suspicious entries. Server backups are performed periodically by the administrator. Backups come handy in case of any data compromises.
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