Terminal Server security

Posted on 2012-09-11
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Last Modified: 2012-09-11
Hi Everyone,

I would like to put my server security to a higher level. My first step would be to learn how hackers act from outside.

Is there a way that hackers can search an IP range open ports from the outside?

If yes, what program do they use for that and how can I defend my server from that?

Thank you for the answer.
Question by:agriboy1980
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Tony J earned 2000 total points
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There are many port scanners available - some legitimate sites for example will let you run one online to determine which ports you have open: just google Port Scanner to see

Now, if you're running a purely terminal services environment then securing it via certificates and SSL is always a good start.

This is a good article: http://www.petri.co.il/securing_rdp_communications.htm

Moving forwards though you would be better migrating to Windows 2008 R2 (or even SP1 if your applications don't support 64 bit) and using the RDWeb gateway which can secure things again via SSL and utilise the latest client which in turn support a higher level of security.

Also, the usual techniques should be used - a good quality, up to date firewall, Antimalware, Antivirus etc.

Perhaps even an SSL gateway to add in an additional layer of defence and performance.

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