Internet Information Services security: Five tips in five minutes

Internet Information Services (IIS) and Web servers are susceptible to attacks from many different breeds of hackers. Check out these five tips to learn how to protect yourself from the inherent security risks that users of IIS and Web servers face every day.

Internet Information Services (IIS) is a group of Internet services for Windows servers (including a Web or Hypertext Transfer Protocol server and a File Transfer Protocol server) with additional capabilities for Microsoft Windows NT and Windows 2000 server operating systems. As a Web-facing server, IIS is susceptible to a wide variety of attack methods.

A standard Web server is vulnerable to the same variety of attacks to an even larger degree. Every computer that needs to access the Web must have a Web server and this type of connectivity leaves it open to attack from everybody -- from your average Joe user to the world's most clever hackers.

Check out these five tips to learn how to protect your Windows network from the inherent security risks that users of Internet Information Services and Web servers face every day.

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