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SERVER SECURITY – KEEP YOUR VITAL DATA SAFE AND SECURE

Successful businesses completely rely on the flow of information from all over the globe, any disruptions caused in the movement of mission-critical data renders heavy losses to enterprises. Now, why is that so? Millions of bits and bytes cannot be stored on normal desktop computers, even if they have a large disk space; the magnitude to store this kind of data requires servers. Servers are huge repositories that hold vital data across the globe to be accessed by millions of people. This is why enterprises that have information hosted on servers need server security and server monitoring at all times.

Server Security and Server Monitoring

Server Security and Server Monitoring are two interconnected words. Servers are hosted in server farms or data centers.  Hosting Technology behind walls of these repositories is state of the art; they are designed to provide high-quality connections for performance and reliability. Data centers are measure by a Tier system viz. Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4, these measurements are based on the performance of the data center, the amount of investment that is done on, and inside the infrastructure and the return on investment it generates. All these Tiers are categorized on the size of the infrastructure and data storage, for example, if it is a small business then vendors or stakeholders can use the Tier1 system, if it is a medium-sized business then a Tier2 or Tier3 system can be used, Tier 4 systems are mostly used for large enterprises that require to host vital data with redundant hardware like cooling, storage, power, etc.

Data storage on these servers mostly includes websites, personal information, documents, and much more. There are so many web hosts around the globe providing their services for web hosting, but only some of them can guarantee complete server monitoring and server security. Now there are different kinds of websites that are stored on these disks, like static sites, dynamic sites, huge databases, and eCommerce sites as well. With so many brilliant minds around the world, all of them may not use their intellect for a good cause, but for a malicious cause as well,  that would include hacking servers, spamming them, and other destructive purposes. The other side would be potential system failures caused by hardware or software without negative human intent. Both of them would bring about one result- loss of data, low availability, low uptime, slow down of business processes leading to heavy losses in business output and income.

Monitoring and securing servers requires a lot of skill and it really can be a daunting operation as well. With so much competition in the world of web and AWS server hosting, vendors have to be on top of their game to deliver the best services to their clients on a 24/7/365 basis. Server Security mostly includes the installation of the latest anti-virus and anti-spam software and firewalls for brute force attacks, FTP security, Email alerts and lots more. Server monitoring would encapsulate features like fixing issues, monitoring ports, uptime, availability, websites and providing solutions to clients on around the clock basis. Get in touch with your vendors to know more about data monitoring and security.

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