Making Windows web-servers tamperproof

WatchGuard has introduced software to harden NT and Windows 2000 web servers against tampering and vandalism from both inside and outside the network.

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By  Jon Tullett Published  February 20, 2001

WatchGuard Technologies extended its Firebox firewall and VPN appliances with the introduction of WatchGuard ServerLock, hardens NT and Windows 2000 servers against unauthorised changes to the filesystem and registry.

"A good security strategy should be multi-layered and must react to the increasing sophistication of attacks", said Jack Danahy, vice-president and general manager, WatchGuard Server Security. "With ServerLock, we are closing the operational vulnerabilities that arise from permitting legitimate traffic through the firewall, from disgruntled employees and from accidental changes by internal staff.”

Designed initially for Microsoft Windows NT and the Windows 2000 Server family, WatchGuard ServerLock integrates with the operating system to define two modes for the server: Operational and Administrative. In Operational mode, all server configuration elements are secured from unauthorized changes including registry files, web pages and scripts, and other customer-defined resources. This protects the server from downtime caused by incorrect configuration changes or malicious attacks from both within and outside the enterprise. During Administrative mode, ServerLock uses a sophisticated encryption suite that enables an enterprise to centrally and securely control all modifications to the largest server farm or to an individual server.

Using ServerLock Manager, administration can be aggregated or delegated to the appropriate organizational level providing centralized control or distributed management at the division, site, web-farm or individual server level.

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