Three Ways Certified Hosting Secures Your Private Dedicated Server07/06/2012
In the world of web hosting and online services, privacy is an issue that attracts a lot of discussion. From Facebook’s perplexing rules to the latest Apple policy update, people take the security of their private information very seriously. In practice, the responsibility of keeping consumers’ personal information private resides with the businesses that operate online. When somebody visits your website, asks for more information, or places an order, it is your obligation to keep their data safe.
It is also vital that businesses take the necessary steps to keep their own confidential data protected against malicious attacks and theft. Your transaction details, message board conversations, emails, and product databases are all valuable commodities, not only to your organization but also to thieves and hackers.
Using a private dedicated server is a great way to isolate your files and databases, making it more difficult for criminals to breach your online perimeter. However, for your increased peace of mind, Certified Hosting also takes additional steps to guarantee the safety of the data you host with us.
1. Private dedicated servers undergo initial server hardening
When you order a private dedicated server, your new hardware will be configured within approximately 24 hours. During this time, our expert team performs a series of tasks designed to strengthen the hardware against malicious attacks to your data. Most of these tasks are specific to your chosen operating system – either a Linux distribution or Windows Server 2008.
Private dedicated server hardening keeps data safe by narrowing the points of access to your data. A technician installs the necessary software required to keep your web presence functional, and removes or disables as many non-essential features as possible. This reduces the likelihood of a hacker finding a backdoor into your system through an unused service. In addition, a server can be hardened by systematically checking that every piece of software is updated to the latest version, with all critical security patches applied.
2. Private dedicated servers are located within a secure facility
Although a server can be hardened to minimize remote points of access, it is still incredibly important to isolate the server as much as possible in the physical sense. If a criminal is able to infiltrate a web hosting data center and go hands-on with your private dedicated server, even the best security measures can be bypassed.
Our data centers feature extensive on-site security measures to control who can and cannot enter the facility. These include 24/7/365 security monitoring through personnel or CCTV, double-lock security, on-site uniformed guards, and key card access to all areas. If your private dedicated server is located in a facility with a high-visibility security presence, most would-be thieves can be deterred.
3. Private dedicated servers come with free managed dedicated server features
Finally, keeping a private dedicated server secure is an ongoing process that requires consistent supervision and proactive observation. The security landscape changes rapidly, and staying ahead of the latest developments can be a time-consuming task for the average business owner.
Managed dedicated server hosting offers the flexibility, control, and power of a private dedicated server, while the hosting provider takes care of routine security updates and monitoring. Managed services include 24/7/365 proactive server monitoring to spot the signs of an attack in progress, critical updates to your software and OS, as well as assistance with installing new software without compromising security. These managed features are included standard with every Certified Hosting private dedicated server.
Secure private dedicated servers available now from Certified Hosting
Certified Hosting takes security seriously, and we are committed to keeping your private dedicated server private. Every dedicated server comes complete with the features you need to protect your mission-critical data.
Customers can choose from a range of dedicated server hosting plans, with free server hardening, managed features, and proactive monitoring offered as standard. All of these services are provided from Certified Hosting’s state-of-the-art data centers, with the latest on-site security measures designed to eliminate the threat of trespass, theft, and data breach.
Whichever plan you select, you will also receive 24/7/365 technical support, as well as a 100% network uptime guarantee.