Monitoring for Rootkits 

Notice: Monitoring services will be discontinued from March 31st, 2019.

 

Monitoring for Rootkits 

Ordinarily, many rootkit check tools uses  MD5 hash compare to determine the file integrity and detect the rootkits. Our rootkit monitoring tool uses 7 different functions to determine a rootkit and avoid any false positives.

Why is Rootkit monitoring necessary on a regular basis?

Rootkit prevention starts at the basics of system security. Rootkits are designed to hide the presence of an attacker, they are also used to gain future administrator-level (root) access, launch distributed denial of service (DDoS), or obtain financial or confidential information. They can get installed in your server anytime, through any vulnerabilities in the applications your server runs.  Therefore, it is necessary that the system is continuosly monitored for integrity, and any exploit removed to prevent further damage to the system.

What will happen if a rootkit is found to be installed?

If a rootkit is detected in your server, the server should be subjected to a serious security audit. If the server is found to be severely compromised, a fresh install of the server becomes necessary.

If, with our Rootkit monitoring service, a rootkit is detected in your server at some point of time, then it is easy to eliminate the rootkit, and prevent any damage to the system because rootkit monitoring is done every 2 hours, and there is fewer chance for the server to be widely exploited within this time.

How can Admin-Ahead help if a rootkit is found on the server?

If rootkits are detected towards the beginning of the service, we will highly recommend you to do a complete security audit of the server. You can use our “Server Security Audit Service” for this. If the Audit result has too many positives, we will have to consider re-imaging the server followed by a Fresh Server Hardening, and then the restoration of accounts after cleaning the malware from them.

If a Rootkit is found during the course of your using our service, our team of security specialists will identify the source of intrusion, and give you appropriate recommendations for further actions to be taken.

Our support team is available 24x7 to assist you with any issues you face in your server. Our team of security specialists will be available to you for any consultation.


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