IIS8 Security features

I recently wrote two blog posts for CloudServers.com around new IIS8 security features. The first was about Dynamic IP Restrictions and how they can be implemented to provide an additional layer of security for your site against brute force DDoS type attacks. The second was about the new FTP Login restrictions that can be implemented to actively block brute force FTP attacks.

Both of these new features in IIS can be easily implemented and configured to provide another layer for security to your websites and applications.

Terri is a Microsoft MVP (ASP .NET/IIS), an MCSA: Windows Server 2012, and a Support Specialist at OrcsWeb, a hosted server company providing managed hosting solutions

An Isolated Approach to FTP

I have seen quite a few questions related to User Isolation and IIS FTP configuration. I wrote a guest editorial for WServerNews earlier this year that addresses the many ways to implement this. It provides a guided walk-through of implementing User Isolation for a single FTP implementation, VHN (virtual host name) FTP implementation on multiple sites for isolation, or a combination of both. I hope you find this information useful.

 

Terri is a Microsoft MVP (ASP .NET/IIS), an MCSA: Windows Server 2012, and a Support Specialist at OrcsWeb, a hosted server company providing managed hosting solutions