Secure your servers

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:

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