How do you protect your server?

Scopehosts

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how do you protect your VPS or dedicated server from any kind of attacks?

does your hosting provider suggest you any alternative for this?
 

MannDude

Just a dude
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Are you a service provider?

One would hope that a service provider would be aware of the required practices of locking a server down. For a better answer you can check out some of these threads regarding this:


Those will certainly get you on the right track.
 
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Aurimas

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Verified Provider
1. [SIZE=12pt]The first thing that you should do is to disable all unnecessary scripts that are being used. For example, such as passthru or proc_terminate.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=12pt]2.[/SIZE][SIZE=12pt]Also there is a necessity to secure your VPS by installing some kind of programs. [/SIZE][SIZE=11pt]RootKit Hunter[/SIZE][SIZE=12pt] or [/SIZE][SIZE=11pt]CHKRootKit[/SIZE][SIZE=12pt] would work just fine in this case. [/SIZE]

[SIZE=12pt]3. [/SIZE][SIZE=12pt]Another suggestion would be securing configuration file (.conf) systems like host, sysctl and nsswitch. [/SIZE]

4. [SIZE=12pt]Furthermore, consider stopping the system resource intensive tools. One of them could be ClamAV or MRTH on the system. [/SIZE]
 

GS-Dylan

Member
A good place to start so people can answer this a little better is what OS you are running, linux or windows? Also what type of services do you plan on providing with this server.
 

ICPH

Member
Im using ConfigServerFirewall and SSH is at non-standard port. The failed login attempts are handled by firewall.
 

TierNet

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Verified Provider
We are using Hardware Firewall for our Servers, along with software firewall like csf and use captcha wherever required.
 

weloveservers

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Verified Provider
how do you protect your VPS or dedicated server from any kind of attacks?

does your hosting provider suggest you any alternative for this?
We utilise CSF firewall to combat DOS attacks, also a non-standard port for SSH since it stops bruteforce attempts.
 
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RLT

Active Member
Leave it in the shipping carton in the locked storeroom. The only way to keep a server fairly safe. All the others are just a nuisance to a true cracker who really wants in.
 

VPS4LESS

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Verified Provider
We run WatchGuard firewalls in front of our MikroTik cloud Core routers with firewall protection.
 
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