facebook linkedin twitter

Computerware Blog

How to Optimize Security, Regarding Your Servers

How to Optimize Security, Regarding Your Servers

Your business relies on its servers in order to function - which makes it incredibly important that these servers are sufficiently protected. There are a few practices that you can put into place that will help you to secure your server room. Let’s work our way from the inside out as we review them.

Keep Your Power Supplies Backed Up

That’s the thing about servers… just like the rest of your IT infrastructure, they need power in order to work. Servers in particular can be damaged if they aren’t given the time to power down properly. Should your business ever lose power, you will want to have uninterruptible power supplies to support them as the proper shutoff procedures are followed. Just ask us about a UPS solution to learn more about it.

Keep the Contents of Your Server Room Locked Up (and Alarmed)

Consider, for a moment, the value of your infrastructure - not just how much the components of it cost, but how much the data that it contains is worth to you, and the potential losses that any downtime could incur. It only makes sense, then, that you would lock your infrastructure in place. For safety and security’s sake, you should include your server’s peripherals in your lockdown - including the cables and switches that connect it all.

While you’re at it, you should also make sure that your infrastructure is safe from threats. Yes, this includes theft, but it can also include other issues that are more specific to the environment of a server room. In addition to setting up an alarm system that will alert you to any unauthorized access, fire needs to be considered as well - going so far as to add extinguishers and suppression systems as well. This isn’t the only environmental alarm that is recommended, either. Since moisture can create some significant issues as well, detection systems for that are also recommended.

Keep Access Controlled Via Permissions

How many people in your organization can access your server infrastructure? If it is more than the minimum required to keep it running as needed, you’re opening your business up to various potential insider threats. Access control solutions that utilize privileges based on permissions allow you to prevent these threats from taking root - including simple accidents and other interior concerns.

Keep Monitoring Your Server Room

Finally, to truly secure your server rooms, you need to make sure that you know who is accessing it, and when they do so. This makes it even more critical that you leverage things like access control and other similar solutions, as you can confirm that your servers are only being accessed by the appropriate people at the appropriate times.

If you need help with any of this, Computerware is here to assist you. For improved optimization and security, reach out to us at (703) 821-8200.

The Conferencing Options That Really Matter
Tip of the Week: How To Delete All Those Recording...


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Sunday, July 12, 2020

Captcha Image

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://www.cwit.com/

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Technology Best Practices Business Computing Privacy Internet Cloud Software Hackers Data Business Management Hardware Microsoft Network Security Workplace Tips Backup Hosted Solutions Managed Service Provider Productivity Business Productivity Email Malware IT Services Saving Money Efficiency Google Computer Small Business User Tips Innovation Collaboration IT Support VoIP Smartphones Data Backup IT Support Quick Tips Network communications Mobile Devices Business Continuity Microsoft Office Gadgets Android Disaster Recovery Cybersecurity Social Media Data Recovery Upgrade Mobile Office Server Communication Virtualization Smartphone Phishing Mobile Device Management Miscellaneous Vendor Management Ransomware Holiday Apps Outsourced IT Windows 10 Operating System Tech Term Windows Managed IT Services Passwords Internet of Things Remote Monitoring Facebook Users Unified Threat Management Mobile Device BDR Automation Analytics Mobile Computing Data Management BYOD Remote Computing Managed IT services Apple Windows 10 WiFi Marketing History Training The Internet of Things Cloud Computing Artificial Intelligence Save Money Firewall Browser Help Desk Big data Spam Encryption App Alert Business Technology Bandwidth Office 365 Health Two-factor Authentication Information Technology IT Consultant Office Bring Your Own Device Antivirus Managed IT Maintenance Printer Hard Drives Budget Content Filtering Gmail Access Control Going Green Government Windows 7 Cybercrime Retail Outlook Windows 8 Wireless Technology Cost Management Search Information Virus Hiring/Firing Tech Support Healthcare Computers Best Practice Saving Time Lithium-ion Battery VPN Recovery Managed Service Employer-Employee Relationship Update Blockchain Computing Data Loss Remote Work Hacking Humor Project Management Money Document Management iPhone Customer Service Networking Phone System IBM Travel Education It Management Data Security Augmented Reality Voice over Internet Protocol Patch Management PowerPoint SaaS Risk Management Password Value Administration Law Enforcement Save Time Covid-19 Hacker Data Breach Solid State Drive Downtime Compliance Data storage Flexibility Avoiding Downtime File Sharing Vendor Proactive IT Hard Drive Computer Repair Running Cable Legal Wireless Mobility Applications Intranet Current Events Twitter Regulations Storage Website Customer Relationship Management Conferencing Disaster Word Private Cloud Hosted Solution End of Support Wi-Fi Fax Server Telephony Cortana Monitoring Robot Net Neutrality Scam Securty Machine Learning Business Intelligence Digital Payment Telephone Systems Router Management Digital Black Market Websites Vulnerabilities Comparison Tablet Cooperation Cryptocurrency Company Culture User Laptop Virtual Desktop Business Growth Social Software as a Service Google Maps Social Networking Social Engineering DDoS Excel Paperless Office Meetings Sports Gaming Console Cost Download Downloads eWaste Lifestyle Text Messaging Webcam Managed Services Provider Chrome Redundancy IT service Microchip Taxes Distributed Denial of Service How To Processors Evernote Employee/Employer Relationship Managed Services Multi-factor Authentication Telephone Computer Accessories USB Public Cloud Licensing Virtual Assistant Managed IT Service Bluetooth Inbound Marketing Presentation Trending Identity Theft Start Menu Tech Terms Mobile Technology Mouse Google Docs Processor Memory Specifications Safety Pain Points Experience Smart Devices Cleaning Documents Programming Politics Statistics Monitors Virtual Reality Uninterrupted Power Supply Entertainment Network Congestion Emails Solutions Office Tips Teamwork Heating/Cooling Automobile Vulnerability Professional Services Distribution Bitcoin Chromebook User Error Co-managed IT YouTube Computing Infrastructure Data Protection Hack Streaming Media Settings Integration How To Unified Communications Holidays Multi-Factor Security Drones Cabling Regulations Compliance Fileless Malware Hybrid Cloud Software License Trends Product Reviews WannaCry Domains Web Server IT Assessment Read Books Time Management Workers Freedom of Information Remote Working Proxy Server Azure Debate Fraud Tactics Corporate Profile Public Speaking Administrator Modem Harddrive Strategy Devices Permissions Language Assessment Supercomputer SharePoint Electronic Medical Records Transportation GPS Shortcut Term UTM Content Recording Optimization Legislation Error Device Management Entrepreneur Worker Tip of the week Financial Data Directions External Harddrive Display IT Plan Enterprise Resource Planning Troubleshooting Google Calendar Electronic Health Records Accountants A.I. Best Practives Music Content Management Environment Reading Touchscreen Samsung News Dark Web Free Resource email scam Addiction switches Writing HIPAA Business Managemenet VoIP Memes SSID Electronic Payment Consultation Employer Employee Relationship Managing IT Services Health IT 3D Ebay Upgrades Competition G Suite Knowledge Processing Thin CLient Surveillance Logistics Virtual Machines Wireless Headphones online Currency Telework Smart Phones Wasting Time Migration Connected Devices Microserver LiFi Business Owner Hacks Physical Security Technology Tips Cyber security Equifax Fleet Tracking Relocation Tablets Fake News Remote Workers Bookmark Network Management Banking IP Address Botnet Audit IT Get More Done Work/Life Balance Human Resources Data Warehousing Virtual Private Network Employer/Employee Relationships Adminstration Pirating Information Deep Learning LinkedIn Application Sync Google Play Telephone Service Leadership Device security MSP CCTV Development Microsoft 365 Nanotechnology Social Network Printer Server Emergency Hard Drive Disposal FinTech Managing Costs Desktop Finance Turn Key Visible Light Communication Notifications Access Medical IT Trend Micro Startup Asset Tracking Trojan Archive Reliable Computing Microsoft Excel Data Storage Browsers Business Cards Service Level Agreement IT consulting Skype Business Metrics Computer Malfunction Computer Care Google Drive Windows Server 2008 Procurement User Tip Proactive Maintenance Unified Threat Management Backup and Disaster Recovery Organize Digital Signature In Internet of Things Security Cameras Threats Username Spyware Mobile Payment Video Conferencing Screen Reader Customer Resource management CIO Navigation Virtual Machine Gamification Advertising Point of Contact Flash Upselling eCommerce Smart Tech Staffing Google Wallet Scalability PCI DSS Data Analysis Employees Piracy Upload Windows XP Electricity Motion Sickness Printing Communitications Society PDF Messenger Tracking Supply Chain Management SQL Server Video Surveillance Fiber-Optic Database Displays GDPR Managing Risk HTML Analytic Rental Service cache Television Internet Service Provider Telephone System Webinar Recycling Micrsooft Best Available Keyboard Tech Hypervisor Saving ZTime Mobile Security Regulation CrashOverride Personal Information Capital Financial 3D Printing Productuvuty Printers Managing Stress