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By Technoman ·
What is the best security for a internet web server that will be sitting outside your network? My company is bringing there web page hosting and development in house.

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by rbelisle In reply to Inhouse Internet Server

The actual hardware/software you choose should really be a factor of what your business needs are, based on the ability to support (and secure) the application long term. The security of the site can be handled in a number of ways. My recommendation isto put the web server on a seperate network off a dedicated firewall. This will allow you to use the security and logging features of the firewall to enforce the overall security posture of the site. Next harden the OS of the web server, and tighten the security of the server application. The intent is to minimize an external user's ability to do anything on that box, except what you specifically allow. The actual methods involved in doing this will depend on the server application, theOS it is running on, and the type of firewall you are using.

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by insatiable In reply to Inhouse Internet Server

You didn't mention the software that you use, or will be using... But for our inhouse internet webserver, or intranet, I limit access to IP ranges.
Depending on your network, you could also have user or group authentication that would run off froman LDAP Server, or a local database housed on the webserver.
I use Netscape Enterprise Server, called iPlanet now, on Sun.

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