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  1. #1
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    Need suggestions for hiring a company to secure a new server

    As the title says

    I need recommendations for solid providers of server securing with a satisified clientelle. E.g. please only post if you used them.

    Thanks.

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    Platinumservermanagement.com if you're on a budget

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    I have a question. Are you seeking individuals to manage your servers? set them up? or both?

    What exactly is the definition of 'server securing?'
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    I've been happy with Acunett.com


    They have a nice little package for securing a server.

  5. #5
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    Budget-wise, I am looking for a one-time tweaking of the server so that it's secure by today's documented "must-have"s.

    Currently I am not looking for server management, HC-Sam. Where in FL are you btw?

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    ServerSupportGuys.com if you want reliable service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dluzion
    ServerSupportGuys.com if you want reliable service.
    would be my recommendation as well.
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    Id suggest rack911... They are very good.
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    Do consider www.seeksadmin.com

    Tris and Matt helped me to secure and optimized my server before. I have nothing but positive feedback on them.

    For the price that they are charging, I am actually quite surprised by the good service level that I received.

    Thanks!
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    * For warned

    ServerWizard is quite popular here, however, I had a very bad experience with them. I would strongly advise to stay clear of them withstanding all popular opion you find here.

    Regards
    Nauman

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    Thanks for all your feedback, much appreciated.

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    Acroplex: No problem. Do update us again after hiring your sysadmin to secure your new server. We would love to hear positive feedbacks from you

    All the best!
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    Quote Originally Posted by naumanakbar78
    ServerWizard is quite popular here, however, I had a very bad experience with them. I would strongly advise to stay clear of them withstanding all popular opion you find here.

    Regards
    Nauman

    might want to elaborate just a bit if you want to be taken seriously. Sw has always been pretty good to us in the year+ we have been using them

  14. #14
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    Sure I dont mind sharing details. I am a software developer could handle most of the stuff myself but wanted a pro to take care of it.

    I had them for 2 months for managing my FreeBSD 5.4 server. I asked for 3-4 things during this time:
    - Upgrade my php/apache installation from standard with minimal modules to a one with support for most standard modules specially ssl support.
    - Installation of ssl certificate for apache.
    - Installation of an MTA other than Sendmail. We agreed upon PostFix with Courier Imap, which they suggested.

    During the 2 months I had their services, they only handled the first issue of recompling php/apache for more modules.

    For ssl certificate, they continually told me my certificate provider had a problem and I need this and that from them including their Root Certificate. Incidentally I bought a QuickSSL from namecheap, which is issue by GeoTrust/Global something. They do not need a root certificate. Besides when I got rid of them, it took me less than 15 mins to put the certificate in place. It seems they were configuring apache 1.3.x while I had apache 2.x.

    The last issue, they never handle it. When I didn't get a proper response from them on this issue, I decided it was time to move on.

    Keep in mind, these are all trivial tasks, which anyone could take care of. Forget about securing the server and updating kernel etc. Also, when I checked logs , I found they had only logged in a couple of times in the system during their first 2 weeks of service.

    <<snipped>>

    Regards
    Nauman
    Last edited by anon-e-mouse; 10-06-2006 at 09:46 AM.

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    Try Jon from www.got-management.com or Dennis from www.servaxnet.com. Both are very good at security.
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