The security of web servers. The security of corporate sites
Websites became an integral part of any participant of the market – from private business to the state corporations. The website isn't only "face" of the company, but also it’s the main information resource of the organization providing access to a large number of opened and closed documents. The website and the web server on which it is located, are part of information system of the company and are, as a rule, directly included in a corporate network. It’s no wonder that the site and the web server attract malefactors and a cyber swindlers – are badly protected these elements of information system of the company often give to criminals full access to all elements of a corporate network: to file and e-mail servers, workstations of employees to confidential information and important documents.
There is a set of methods of unauthorized use of websites and penetration into information network of the enterprise. The considerable part of the most dangerous ways of breaking of sites is based on operation of vulnerabilities of operating systems and software of web servers. Due to the frequent changes of hardware-software part of web servers it is simply impossible to trace and provide "patch" on each vulnerability. The system of protection of the web server has to counteract consequences of operation of such vulnerabilities. Attacks with use of malicious software attempt of introduction of elements of a code ("injection") and modification of files or the register attack to the software established on the server and OS shouldn't lead to change of work of the website wished by the malefactor or enterprise servers.
The issue of security of Web servers and Web sites relevant to all areas of modern business:
- Protecting Web servers and corporate sites of production, trade and service companies;
- Protecting web servers of legal, consulting, auditing firms;
- Safety of commercial and non-commercial Internet projects;
- Protecting online stores and auctions;
- Protection of electronic databases, libraries etc.
The newest security system is designed specifically to protect web servers and corporate websites. The software package WebServer is a modular intrusion prevention, control and maintain the integrity of the operating system and server software, as well as control of satisfactory operation of the website.
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