Articles Windows Server

Remove Server Header on IIS for Web Security

Today, web security has become more important than ever. The Server header, which explicitly specifies the operating system and version of a web server, can be a valuable source of information for potential attackers. Therefore, if you are using IIS (Internet Information Services), it is a good security practice to remove the Server header.

Step 1: Open IIS Manager
As a first step, open IIS Manager. You can easily access it by typing “IIS Manager” from the Start menu. ...  READ MORE ❯❯❯

Articles Windows Server

Efficient Resource Management on IIS: Setting RAM Limits for Application Pools

Adding RAM limits to an application pool (App Pool) on an IIS (Internet Information Services) server is an important step to control and stabilize the server’s resources. IIS monitors and manages web applications through application pools. Here are the steps to add RAM limits to an application pool in IIS:

1.Open the IIS Administration Tool: ...  READ MORE ❯❯❯

Articles SQL Windows Server

What are the TLS supports in SQL Server?

SQL Server can support different TLS (Transport Layer Security) versions across various editions. The TLS versions supported by SQL Server may vary depending on the SQL Server version and the Windows operating system in use.

In general, SQL Server 2008 and later versions typically support TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, and TLS 1.2. However, it’s essential to obtain the most up-to-date information from Microsoft’s official sources, as security updates and patch releases are primarily designed to address security vulnerabilities. ...  READ MORE ❯❯❯

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Evolution of SSL/TLS Protocols & Disabling TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 on Windows Servers while Enabling TLS 1.2

History of SSL/TLS

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security) are cryptographic protocols used to secure communication over the internet. They are similar but distinct security protocols and are often collectively referred to as “SSL/TLS.”

1.SSL (Secure Sockets Layer): ...  READ MORE ❯❯❯

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Installation of ELK Stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana) on Windows Server

ELK Stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana Stack) is a data analysis and visualization platform where ElasticsearchLogstash, and Kibana are brought together. These three open-source components are used collectively to gather, process, analyze, and visualize unstructured data. ELK Stack offers a powerful toolkit for organizations aiming to effectively work with large datasets.

Here are the fundamental components of ELK Stack: ...  READ MORE ❯❯❯