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Software solution for centralized server management [closed]

We operate around 20 servers, mostly running Debian. We are now planning a project migrating all servers to CentOS and reducing the amount of servers to save rack space. Being a virtual company (i.e. ...
3
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1answer
60 views

What is the best way to determine server resources each remote user is using

I manage some Win2008R2 servers on the network for my department. Each server usually has 10 - 20 users at a time connected to it. They are nothing more than locked down file servers on the domain. ...
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3answers
868 views

Securing a persistent reverse SSH connection for management

I am deploying demo Ubuntu 10.04 LTS servers in environments I do not control and would like to have an easy and secure way to administer these machines without having to have the destination firewall ...
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2answers
243 views

Safely install MDM Certificate in MDM Server

I am new to server technology.I know how to obtain an Apple iOS MDM Certificate and to use Apple iOS MDM features, we must: 1. Join Appleā€™s iOS Developer Enterprise Program. 2. Enroll 3. Register ...
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1answer
516 views

What are pros and cons of keeping a local administrator account in Windows 7 workstations in a domain?

We have a network with Windows 7 Enterprise machines, all members of a domain. We've been keeping a local (unlocked) 'Admin' account on each workstation in parallel to the built-in (locked) ...
2
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1answer
51 views

central certificate management for server access

I am in charge to realize something similar to this: We are an upcoming startup, expanding pretty fast. Our development team increases nearly every month by 3-5 developer. Our infrastructure now ...
0
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1answer
128 views

Creating trusts between environments

I have always been a big advocate of complete separation of environments where you manage credentials for all environments separately. Recently I have been asked to think about the ramifications of ...
3
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2answers
562 views

Good infrastructure design questions for software developers?

Building on Jeff's blog post titled Vampires (Programmers) versus Werewolves (Sysadmins) From my perspective, the whole point of the company is to talk about what we're doing. Getting things done ...
3
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2answers
172 views

Secure corporate document storage

One of the more interesting arguments currently rumbling around the office is the lack of backup for the HR person's laptop. This contains a copy of the contract and other HR type info on every member ...
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2answers
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Allowing users to configure printer ports without full admin rights on Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard

At our organization, we have multiple levels of support personnel. The lowest (level 1) of these personnel deal with a single job site with about 40 printers. Each site has a Windows Server 2003 R2 ...
5
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4answers
190 views

Is it good or not to include all frequently used and important addresses in /etc/hosts?

Is it generally considered a good or bad practice to include all frequently used and company's important hosts in /etc/hosts? Now I can see the following pros and cons: Pros: improved speed, ...
3
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2answers
279 views

Security Information Management Software

I am looking for some type of central management/correlation of my security/monitoring products. I use various open source and paid for products such as Nessus, Snort, OSSEC, Nagios, Cacti, etc. and ...
9
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4answers
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How to manage a web servers SSL private key protection (password vs. no password)?

We have a discussion in my company's security group about what's the worse of the following options to manage SSL private key. The web server needs access to the private key for the encryption ...