Do you know to increase the security for Windows Internet Information Services? Yes! It is possible by doing three methods such as restricting IP address, issuing certificates for clients and configuration of authentication. This is specifically for people who work in the IT field because of the work process they undergo in configuring Windows servers. Your first step is to secure the webserver and then it brings a wide safety to your website. No need for any extra configuration from the outer source! Your IIS has an inbuilt feature to make it stronger than your expectation.

One important role you have for your server is to build strong security in the IIS server. On daily basis, our threats have been raising all over the internet.

You need to secure yourself from hackers and spammers right! Why do you want to secure a web server? Do you have a valid reason? Yes! You have a reason, friends! By securing the webserver your data too is protected against hackers. Not only your data is secured simultaneously it works on virus spread and DOS attacks too!

Step 1: Check whether the operating system “Windows” has a recent version and updates. Most of the users prefer using Microsoft Windows for the best results. It is because of its significant features and more power.

Step 2: There will be more features in IIS. If you are not using any features at present kindly disable them without hesitation.

Step 3: Firewall – It is another strong wall against hackers and spammers. You will be receiving packets from sources right! Of course! It should be a valid one! If the firewall finds anything malicious then it starts the defense automatically.

Step 4: In this step, IIS 7 helps the domain and IP address to keep under control. Enter the IP address to which you need to give permission.

Request filtering: Using request filtering, it is easy to grant permission for users to view the access list.

URL authorization: If you are dealing with any specific URL, then you must apply rules to the URL. This process is called URL authorization. To give authentication purposes for users in different cases, URL authorization will help you a lot. This process is easy for users to identify themselves in given settings.

Logging: Logging is used to view the users who have web server access. Using this setting, you can view the full list of users who are accessing the webserver.

Apart from giving services like firewall and Windows defender, Microsoft gives two new features such as SCW (Security Configuration Wizard) and SCM (Security Compliance Manager).

MIME: Many non-authorized users try to access and download the data. You cannot leave it as it is right! IIS keeps on trying to host your hidden files. MIME helps to hide those files!

Application pool: Configuration of application pool takes place when the identity of the same web application runs simultaneously. IIS takes responsibility to maintain the application pool when two web server notices its significant.

ISAPI: To get loosen files, using ISAPI it is possible to retrieve them. It helps you to work on 404.2 HTTP status generation and logs.

SSL: Using SSL, you have a secure connection for using it publicly.

We have listed you more ways to secure IIS. Choose the one which suits you!
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