Server Security

Written by Genevieve Hawkins
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As people become more acquainted with the idea of e-business, the security of many of these websites and offline data sets is improving. Many of the errors that occurred in earlier times were due to encryption problems, or a basic unfamiliarity with computer programming. As the systems have become more complex, however, they are also becoming more user friendly, even to those who normally are not able to navigate the system.

Server Security Tips

Whether you use SQL, Oracle, Windows, or Linux as your server (or some other mode such as Apache), there are several simple tips that can help you keep things easy to use for you but off limits to others. Business servers can be designated as in one of three different places: home computers for the business owners, office computers, and those in another location altogether. Depending on the level of security risk, certain sites should be encrypted, preventing entry to all but those who know a password.

Files that are in attachment form should have a file name that is consistent with the program that they are coming out of, as this will prevent errors. Install a firewall and also anti-virus protection as a matter of course. In regards to more specific recommendations, consult the system server you are using, or the handbook.

Through some trial and error, the Internet is finally coming of age and flaunting itself for e-business. Many programs that are available, such as Windows SQL, have dummy default buttons that make the system easy to navigate. Others simply have become more sophisticated in design, allowing users to create their own mainframes.


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