Security configuration guides – web servers

There are two main web servers used by commercial companies. Microsoft has a web server called the Internet Information Server, and its rival is Apache. Web servers provide web pages for the public to view, and, because they are in the public domain, they are a prime targets for hackers. To help reduce the risk, both Microsoft and Apache provide security guides to help security teams reduce their footprint, making them more secure:

  • Microsoft has created a user guide called basic security practices for web applications. This helps the security administrator protect web applications running on a web server, and this can be seen at the following URL:

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/zdh19h94.aspx ...

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