Security steps after launching Windows machine


Here are some basic security steps we recommend after you have launched your Cloudrack windows cloud server:

1) Install a good antivirus, e.g. ESET NOD32, AVG, Kaspersky, AVAST.

2) Configure your firewall for only what you need, e.g. disable not needed Incoming Rules

3) Lockdown certain services to YOUR IP. Within your advanced firewall settings, double click your inbound rule for RDP (port 3389), click scope, and add your IP address into the “Remote IP Address” section

4) Turn off Auto-Update. Update manually, regularly, and be sure that hotfixes/security patches will work with the software you are running

5) Take regular backups before running the latest update, so you can easily roll back if something breaks