Security Measures for your Dedicated Server
These days, you simply can't be too careful when it comes to the security of your data. Unfortunately, attacks happen every day, and websites of all scopes and sizes are being targeted. If you have a dedicated server, you're already better off in terms of security than you would be with many other types of hosting. Still, there are some steps you should be taking to add security to your dedicated server wherever possible.
Keep Things Up-to-Date
Start by making an effort to check for security updates and patches on a regular basis. This should be done manually at least a few times a week. Don't rely on your software to let you know when an update is available; being proactive will ensure that updates are installed as soon as possible once they become available and will reduce your chances of falling victim to an attack.
Only Use Trusted Networks
When signing into your hosting account with your credentials, make sure that you're using a trusted network. This means you should avoid logging into your hosting account when signed into a public wireless network or other unsecured network. Furthermore, make sure that any other users who have accounts are informed of this protocol.
Opt for DDoS Protection
DDoS attacks are becoming increasingly common, so there has never been a better time to have DDoS protection added to your dedicated hosting account. This will protect you against attacks that can otherwise bring your server down through the use of illegitimate traffic flooding. A DDoS protection plan will provide an added layer of protection that essentially "filters" through your traffic to ensure that only legitimate visitors are allowed in. DDoS protection options are available to protect against attacks of varying sizes, ranging from about 10 gbps to 100 gbps or more!
Back Up Data Regularly
Even when you take all the security precautions you can, it's possible for attacks and other security vulnerabilities to occur. With this in mind, it's always a good idea to have a backup plan in place. Specifically, you should be taking the time to back up all your most important data at least once a week, and perhaps more. This way, if something were to happen to your site, you could at least restore it to its previous state with the backup data you have saved.
Consider a Managed Server
If the idea of handling all these security responsibilities seems a little overwhelming, one of the best things you can do for yourself is actually to consider a managed server instead. With a managed server, you'll have your own administrator who will handle all the important aspects of protecting your security. From installing updates to backing up data regularly, these admins can save you a lot of time and hassle.
It may seem old-fashioned, but sometimes you do need a box with stuff inside it - preferably very powerful and awesome stuff. VpsCity has built its reputation on rock-solid dedicated hosting, and our experienced team can build and deploy a server, with the very best cutting edge components, like no-one else. Our network engineers monitor and maintain your server’s hardware, ensuring the component failure is kept to an absolute minimum and is prevented or pre-empted wherever possible.
Benefits of our Managed Security Solution
Fully Managed Solution
We include enterprise class software, monitored by us 24/7, and managed by a team of technical experts that will provide you with regular reports to ensure you can see that the devices in your business are protected at all times.
Reduce Operating Costs
A security incident can stop you from being 100% productive at work. This costs the company a lot of money in lost productivity and in opportunity costs. A virus can hit many machines and take weeks to eradicate. Managing this risk will save you money.
Fully outsourced solutions
With our cloud solutions, you have the flexibility to scale up or down to suit your business’ fluctuations. Our rapidly deployable colocation space, virtual servers and firewall services provide your business with unprecedented reach into global markets. We have robust, content-rich, world class data centres in New Zealand and Australia, and clients can choose a location that fits best.
Complete Peace of Mind
Buying an anti-virus solution, installing it, and then relying on everyone to keep it updated is a worry. Now you can rest assured that all your servers, and other hardware are always protected and that there is a group of dedicated experts taking care of it for you 24/7.
Support from skilled IS security engineers
If you want to avoid a data breach or hack, you need the necessary security solutions and the right partner to help you fend off attacks. With VpsCity, you’ll have continued support from our team of experts. We’ll manage upgrades, fix bugs and ensure you’re always protected and up and running so you’re free to do what you do best – manage your business.
No need for hardware, installation or training
Many organisations are hesitant to upgrade their security solutions because of the costs associated with investing in new hardware and skills. When working with a service provider, like VpsCity, implementing a new solution is fast and cost-effective because you don’t have to make huge investments in hardware; we’ll take care of everything for you.
Increased awareness of security risks
As we mentioned above, the threat landscape is growing and cybercriminals are finding new ways to attack. Because the best offence is a good defence, it’s essential that you stay up to date with changes in the security industry. It’s our job to keep abreast of changes in the cybersecurity and threat landscape so you’re not caught off guard.
Let’s face it – incidents do happen. What’s important is how you react to them. When you partner with VpsCity, downtime won’t be a concern. If cybercriminals use DDoS attack attempts to slow down or even shutdown your server, site or network, protection and mitigation from VpsCity protects your organisation from the consequences of even the most advanced, robust attacks. It detects when you’ve been compromised, and notifies you so you can act immediately.
These are just a few of the most important steps you can take to boost security on your dedicated server. If you're not already following these guidelines, now is the time to implement them as a part of your everyday server and website maintenance tasks. Speak to one of our experts and let us secure your peace of mind.
No longer will you be unsure of how well you are protected. We will provide you with reports monthly that let you know that you are safe.
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A Flexible Security Solution
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