Knowing how to lock down access to your IBM Domino server is of vital importance. In the event of unauthorised access to the server, a breach of confidentiality is more likely and can lead to data theft. Legal battles, GDPR compliance breaches and hefty fines can be extremely detrimental to the company. Use the following steps to ensure the lockdown of your IBM Domino servers.
Building on a previous article about the top 5 security concerns in IBM Domino Server, we will take a look at the corresponding top 5 actions you can take to boost your IBM Domino Server security. While you no doubt hire trustworthy Domino administrators, insider attacks are a real problem. Use of a two-man rule on changes to ACL’s, configurations and other Domino control components is a great way to improve security and confidence..
In IT these days, server security has taken on a whole new level of importance in light of all the data breaches and denial of service attacks. It seems every day there is a new vulnerability uncovered in widely used software, or another company – or even entire industries – that are targeted for attack. Yet too often the email servers are either overlooked or their importance downplayed. This is a mistake, and if it is one you have made, we will take a look at the top 5 actions you can take to boost the security of your IBM Domino Servers.
I communicate with organisations all over the world on a day-to-day basis. A lot of the companies I speak with have very large IBM Domino environments, especially government and financial institutions are dealing with the same issues.
There was a time when software could focus on delivering the business solution it was designed to provide. But with the ever escalating threats of hacking and data breaches, from both external and internal sources, far more attention needs to be placed on security, along with audit trails and event logs which can be used to perform forensic investigations. IBM Domino Servers, even though a robust and secure platform, lack the depth of logging necessary to deal with today’s challenges. While Domino Server does an excellent job providing a collaboration and email platform, it can be prone to some significant security gaps, due in part to the lack of logging.
Anyone who works in the technology industry can attest to the fact that any given day in the life of an administrator is unlikely to be mundane. Administrators often have set agendas for their schedule but they don't often get the luxury of attacking their main objectives without interruption.
When an IBM Domino Administrator opens their computer there are distinct aspects of the tools they use that can make life easier for them to do their job or make it unnecessarily difficult. What an administrator really needs from a configuration tool is the ability to delegate tasks while streamlining processes with a simple rather than complex tool. As with all admin tools, there is a definitive need for it to work smoothly and be configured to work with currently used processes.
Origin of the Yellow Bubble
Over the years, Lotus Notes and Domino has attracted a fierce community of users, fans, and admirers who refer to themselves as the Yellow Bleeders. So it isn't surprising that since the inception of Notes and Domino, a massive, dedicated, and tech-savvy community of fans and users has grown around it.
Knowing how to lock down access to your IBM Domino server is of vital importance. In the event of unauthorised access to the server, a breach of confidentiality is more likely and can lead to data theft. Legal battles and hefty fines can be extremely detrimental to the company. Use the following steps to ensure the lockdown of your IBM Domino servers.