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  • Best Practice Guidelines - Windows servers

    Hi Everyone,

    Best Practice Guidelines for Websites and Webmasters for Windows Servers. Obviously there are more steps to secure your data and server but these are minimum general guidelines.

    1. Protect yourself:

    Use a Internet security that includes the following capabilities for maximum protection against malicious threats and activity

    -- Antivirus
    -- Intrusion prevention
    -- Reputation-based tools

    2. Keep up to date:

    Keep virus definitions and security content updated at least daily, deploying the latest virus definitions, you can protect your computer against the latest viruses and malware known to be spreading.Update your operating system, Web browser, browser plug-ins, and applications to the latest updated versions using the automatic updating capabilities of these programs.


    3. Be aware of what you are doing:

    Be aware of malware that try to trick you into thinking your computer is infected. These malware can be automatically installed on computers with the installation of file-sharing programs, free downloads, and freeware and shareware versions of software.

    Read EULAs carefully of all free downloads, freeware and shareware versions of software.


    4.Use an effective password policy:

    Ensure that passwords are a mix of letters and numbers, change them often. Use complex passwords. Words from the dictionary would be a strict no.

    5.Think before you click:

    Never view, open, or execute any email unless you expect it and trust the sender. Even from trusted users, be suspicious.

    Never browse websites on the server itself via console.

    6.Guard your data:

    Limit the amount of information you make publicly available on the Internet, as it may be harvested and used in malicious activities such as targeted attacks and phishing scams.

    Use HTTPS when ever connecting to third party sites.

    Look for the green browser address bar, HTTPS, and recognizable trust marks when you visit websites where you login or share any personal information.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks,
    Ray

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    Re: Best Practice Guidelines - Windows servers

    Hello Ray..Thanks for this useful data.

    These are really very basic things towards our servers security...as said "Prevention is always better than cure"...!!!!!

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