Server Hardening

We ensure a secure server for your business reputation

Server Hardening

Our focus is to enable you achieve a secure and safe environment to store your data and website contents.  We aim a security level that ensures the end users how careful we are with their data and this builds business trust.  A proper security policy along with timely audits makes your server hacker proof.

As per Information security best practices, server hardening is the top priority area. Reducing access points to the server without disrupting usability is the first and foremost among all the defensive measures. A valid access control list kept for privilege delegation and firewall restricted environment does the job. Applying timely vulnerability patches for operating system as well as application can keep most of the threats at bay. A server is as secure as the weakest software running and hence applying security patches as and when available should be the priority when it comes to hardening. Any unused software which you have overlooked might give you a headache from the security perspective.

At ideamine, we bring together the expertise of our experienced professionals to face the security challenges of enterprises. We take care of  all the security aspects of a server.  Our take on hardening and securing a server :

  • Firewall Installation – Install and Configure Firewall on the server for ensuring legitimate access
  • Linux Malware Detect Scan – Scans against known patterns and quarantines the found files
  • Rootkit scan – Scans the system for any known root kits
  • Port restriction – Block access to unused ports on the server
  • Shell User Validity – Scans system users for shell access
  • File system Check – Scans the file system for word writeable files, executable files and files with special permissions
  • Secure /tmp– for prevention against malicious scripts being run on /tmp mount point
  • SSH Hardening – Auditing and hardening SSH configuration on the server
  • DDOS Prevention – Preparing the server for DDoS prevention and mitigation
  • Software Tweaking – Tweaking applications like Apache and Mysql for secure running
  • Services Check – Scan the server for any unwanted services which might end up as a vulnerable point and disabling them
  • FTP Hardening – The connection being vulnerable this ensures secure FTP configuration
  • Security Patches – Apply latest security patches for the operating system
  • Mod Security – Installed on request, this provides an array of request filtering and other security features to the Apache HTTP Server
  • Sysctl Hardening – Harden kernel parameters for secure system and network functioning
  • PHP Hardening – Harden PHP Configuration so that no vulnerable parameters are not enabled

Preventing a beach is the best way to ensure server security. A timely check at how strong our security policies and procedures is definitely going to benefit any business in the long run.