|Keywords:||IDS; secure environments; Linux; network management systems; server security; web application firewall; server security; Engineering and Technology; Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering; Computer Systems; Teknik och teknologier; Elektroteknik och elektronik; Datorsystem; Datateknik, högskoleingenjör, 180 hp; Computer Engineering Programme, 180 credits; Computer Science; Datavetenskap|
|Full text PDF:||http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-41007|
Creating and maintaining servers for hosting services in a secure and reliable way is an important but complex and time-consuming task. Misconfiguration and lack of server maintenance can potentially make the system vulnerable. Hackers can exploit these vulnerabilities in order to penetrate into the system internals and cause damage. Having a standard architecture/configuration supporting the needed services saves time and resources while it reduces security risks. A server architecture protected by a security policy can secure the integrity and quality of the overall services. This research demonstrates building a secure server architecture protected by a security policy. To achieve this a security policy and a checklist was designed and combined with a host based IDPS, a NMS and a WAF.