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How to enhance the security of ECS instances running Windows

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2020

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Overview

This article describes how to enhance the security of ECS instances running Windows.

 

Description

This article introduces the following security reinforcement methods.

  • Install security protection software and anti-virus software, such as server security dog.
  • Modify the default service ports such as remote desktop 3389.
  • Restrict remote desktop access through the firewall.
  • Enable threat detection service.
  • Modify the default administrator name to enable the account lockout policy and logon audit policy.
  • Configure IP security policies to disable outbound packets from common high-risk ports.
  • Regularly check for code vulnerabilities in programs, such as open-source dede and WordPress programs, and regularly upgrade the programs on the official website.
  • Use snapshots to back up data after business configuration is complete.

 

Application scope

  • ECS