Best practices to increase the level of security ADE/LINA

Lina, The best defense against theft, cybercrime, data loss or corruption. It allows you to save your fixed stations and laptops. However, Lina, like any other tool, can be attacked. It is therefore essential to configure it properly to have an optimal level of security. How to increase the security level of Lina? To answer this question, and during the Cybersecurity Month, we invite you to discover four guidelines to adopt raising the security level of Lina: 

  1. Change the default passwords  

 It is paramount to change the default passwords of the accounts and this right after the first connection. Default passwords are trivial and very well known by attackers.   

 This advice is as valid on Lina as on any other software. 

  1.  Keep passwords in a safe place 

Your passwords are sensitive and critical data. Your Lina passwords should not be written on a post-it note next to the computer, in plain text in a file or a wiki.   

 Solutions exist such as local or web-based digital safes to protect your passwords. 

  1. Separate Administration and Data ports  

 By default, Lina uses only one port “8181” to communicate between the “Administration” port (web site) and the “Data” port (port for agent). The administration port is sensitive and should be separated from the data port, applying this recommendation you can protect and isolate it more effectively.  

 It is advised to separate the “Administration” port and the “Data” port. Especially if your agents pass through a public network to access Lina Server.  

  1. Protect the Administration console  

 The administration console of Lina Server is a central point of Lina. You must protect it from potential threats or attacks.  

 We advise you to block the remote access to the console of Administration. The console should be accessible only inside the local network, behind a firewall or a DMZ. 

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