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STANDARD SERVER HARDENING

Default server setups may not necessarily be conducive to fight against security vulnerabilities. Server hardening is the process of fine tuning the server for enhanced security, improved reliability and optimum performance. YTM Server Management brings you professional server hardening services that would ensure you a fully secure server environment. So instead of exposing your servers to potential hacking attempts, let us implement advanced security measures to protect the integrity of your server infrastructure.

Server hardening is a one-time support activity that would shield your servers from known vulnerabilities, hacking attempts, hacking attempts and malware / spyware / virus infections round the clock.

Enroll for our Server Hardening service today and bid adieu to all your anxiety with respect to security breaches.

Here’s a glimpse of the security enhancements included with our Server Hardening plan

TMP HARDENING

  • Default SSH port change
  • Enable key-based authentication instead of normal text authentication
  • Setup wheel/sudo user and disable direct root access

SOFTWARE UPGRADES

  • Upgrade to latest version of operating system
  • Kernel updates
  • Software repository hardening
  • Install latest security patches

SSH HARDENING

  • Scan temporary storage directories such as /tmp, /var/tmp and /dev/shm
  • Remove malicious executables stored under temporary folders

FTP HARDENING

  • Upgrade to latest version of FTP client
  • Disable plain text file transfer authentication
  • Firewall Setup
  • Install CSF/APF/Fail2ban integration with IP tables

SYSCTL.CONF HARDENING

Sysctl is an interface that allows us to make changes to kernel-level networking and system configurations.

  • Limit network-transmitted configuration for IPv4
  • Limit network-transmitted configuration for IPv6
  • Turn on ExecShield protection
  • Protect against common ‘syn flood attack’
  • Enable source IP address verification
  • Prevent spoofing attacks against server IP address
  • Enable logging for spoofed packets, source-routed packets, and redirects

Firewall Setup

Setup CHKRootKit and RootKit Hunter to detect unwanted/malicious codes or programs.

Rootkits setup

Setup CHKRootKit and RootKit Hunter to detect unwanted/malicious codes or programs.

Disable unnecessary services

Audit all active services running on the system and disable the unnecessary ones.

MYSQL HARDENING

  • Drop the test database
  • Remove all anonymous accounts
  • Change default port mappings
  • Alter which hosts have access to MySQL
  • Remove MySQL from root level privileges
  • Remove and disable access to MySQL history file
  • Disable remote logins
  • Limit or disable SHOW DATABASES
  • Disable the usage of LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE command
  • Obfuscate the root account
  • Setup proper file permissions

WEB SERVER PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION

  • Implement Apache/NGiNX Best Practices
  • Alternate MPM Installation
  • Remove unused modules
  • Enable compression (Apache: Use mod_deflate | Nginx: Use HttpGzipModule)
  • Mod_Security hardening
  • Tweak Module Values for better performance
  • Implement server side caching techniques

SETTING PASSWORD RESTRICTIONS

  • Verify server level password policy
  • Setup password complexity
  • Enable minimum password length
  • Restrict the use of previous passwords
  • Setup password expiration policy
  • Setup automated password change reminder
  • Setup password locking for multiple failed login attempts

Symlink Protection

Implement security measure to protect web server against SymLink attacks.

Host.Conf

Configure Host.conf to prevent IP spoofing and DNS poisoning.

Install Logwatch

Install logwatch to monitor server logs and identify the suspicious processes running on the server.

VERIFY PERMISSIONS

  • Audit all configuration files to validate permissions
  • Setup proper permission levels for files and directories
  • Fix permission related issues and vulnerabilities, if any

CRON PROTECTION

  • Restrict cron/at to authorized users by creating the allow file
  • Ensure that cron is accessed only by the cron daemon (which runs with superuser privileges) and the crontab command (which has setuid to root)

PHP HARDENING

  • Upgrading to the latest version of PHP
  • Shell Fork Bomb/Memory Hog Protection
  • Protection against Telnet/SSH users causing resource bottlenecks

CONTROL PANEL HARDENING

  • Installation of latest control panel version (cPanel/Plesk/Direct Admin)
  • Other control panel security tweaks

CONFIGURE EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS

  • Setup automated email notification with information on the health of the system including resource consumption, CPU utilization, memory utilization and failed login attempts.
  • Each server is custom-tailored to your needs. As such the ideal security hardening measures differ from one server to another. With YTM Server Management Server Hardening plan, you can be assured that your servers are getting the security shield that they truly deserve.
  • Have questions? Want to clarify a doubt? Contact Us today to get a clear explanation from our team of security experts.

WHY CHOOSE YTM SERVER MANAGEMENT FOR SERVER HARDENING?

Each server is custom-tailored to your needs. As such the ideal security hardening measures differ from one server to another. With YTM Server Management Server Hardening plan, you can be assured that your servers are getting the security shield that they truly deserve.

Certified Professionals

Employ an experienced team of certified server administrators who specialize in server security.

Security + Reliability + Performance

An all-in-one solution for enhanced security, better reliability and optimized performance.

Cost Effective

Great value for money – server is too little a price to pay for complete peace of mind.

Free Trial Offer

Enroll for 7-days free trial to try us out before you decide to invest.

24×7 Availability

Support professionals and server engineers are available round the clock.

Fast Turnaround

Blazing fast support with 20 minutes Response SLA and 4 hours Resolution SLA.

Friendly Support

Blazing fast support with 20 minutes Response SLA and 4 hours Resolution SLA.

Certified Professionals

Employ an experienced team of certified server administrators who specialize in server security.

Certified Professionals

Employ an experienced team of certified server administrators who specialize in server security.

Certified Professionals

Employ an experienced team of certified server administrators who specialize in server security.

Certified Professionals

Employ an experienced team of certified server administrators who specialize in server security.

YTM Server Management offers a one-time Control Panel Installation and Setup service for an affordable fixed price.

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