Secure configuration refers to the security measures that are implemented when building and installing computers and network devices in order to reduce unnecessary cyber vulnerabilities.
Web server and application server configurations play a key role in the security of a web application. Failure to manage the proper configuration of your servers can lead to a wide variety of security problems.
Computers and network devices should be configured to minimise the number of inherent vulnerabilities and provide only the services required to fulfill their intended function.
Some of these problems can be easily detected by rogue agents with common security scanning tools. Once detected, vulnerabilities can be exploited very quickly and result in the total compromise of a system or website, including databases and corporate networks.