It’s not often you find out your company has something in common with the classic show, Mission: Impossible.
We all know how firewalls work; they prevent packets from passing through self-imposed barriers. But they don't limit how far packets go once they pass the threshold.
The big question many U.S. organization database managers need to ask themselves is: is my server carrying high-value data to unfriendly countries? Firewalls are in place, but data is still leaking.
Is there anything else I can do to stop it?
• Legacy servers, those too cumbersome or expensive to replace, don’t have to be vulnerable to cyber-attack when firewalls fail to protect.
• Not all firewalls are created equal. In fact, as recent Cisco announcements proved, many firewalls are no longer supported with ongoing and evolving service.
• A change to a server’s HOPsphere radius is the best way to limit exposure and prevent the outside from getting in – or from the inside getting out.
They call them “legacy servers,” partially out of respect. The truth is, hackers have no respect for them, and these legacy servers are often highly vulnerable. Security professionals wonder: what are the best server security measures that can be applied to a legacy server?
Is it possible to defend these vulnerable legacy servers long before the hackers come hunting? And how can I secure a server with limited budget and time?
In this column, we dig into the issue of server security measures and we’ll outline how exactly you can protect your own legacy server.
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