How to protect RDP against brute-force attacks?

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April 12, 2020 by Harry

How to protect RDP against brute-force attacks?

Brute Force is one of the most common attacks to gain access to RDP login details. As a result, the hacker uses this method to check all possible phrases to get access. Hackers always try to hack RDPs and there are some logical reasons for this. The most important reason is that most of the RDP users don’t secure their RDP connections. But as you know, prevention is better than treatment. As a result, it is better to block the IP which tries to log in to your RDP repeatedly. So, how should I protect RDP against brute-force?

BruteForce

Stop brute-force attack with RdpGuard

In this article, we will check how to block suspicious IPs through RdpGuard software. Using the Windows firewall and system event log, RdpGuard diagnoses suspicious IPs and block them immediately. In the setting of this software, you will be able to define to protect which ports and services. The name of this software starts with RDP but actually the software ends with 10 other services that you can protect.

Protected services against Bruteforce attacks

  • RDP
  • FTP
  • IMAP
  • POP3
  • MySQL
  • MS-SQL
  • VoIP/SIP
  • WebForms
  • RD Web Access

Steps to protect RDP against brute-force using RdpGuard

  1.  Download RdpGuard
  2. Start and complete the installation process
  3. Run the software and check any service that you wish to protect

Install RdpGuard

Step 1: Download RdpGuard from its website.

You should download it from the RdpGuard website.

Step 2: Install RdpGuard on Windows Server 2019.

  1. After running the downloaded file, choose Next to start the process.
    RdpGuard Setup
  2. Check the “I accept the agreement” and choose Next.
    RdpGuard Setup Agreement
  3. Select the setup destination location or you can put it at the default value and choose Next.
    Installation Location For RdpGuard
  4. In the next section, you will be asked that if you want to create a desktop icon or not and if you want it for just the current user or all of the users.
    RdpGuard Additional Taks
  5. Congratulations! the installation has been finished. Now check the “Start RdpGuard now” and select Finish.
    RdpGuard Setup Finish

Step 3: RdpGuard configurations and setting.

Once the software was opened, you will be able to see that protection for RDP service is activated by default. As a result, you don’t need to make any changes for this one.
And as you can see, some minutes after installing, it has blocked some IPs.
RdpGuard Protection Setting

And if you wish to activate the protection for another service, you can easily choose “Disable” behind any service to enable it. For example, now we will activate protection for FTP service.
RdpGuard Enable ProtectionsAt the new page, you can check “Enable FTP Protection” and configure the mentioned setting to activate the protection. You can activate protection for other services as well as this one.

Conclusion

After you buy RDP, it can be hacked easily if you don’t be careful about some cases and one of these cases was brute-force attacks that we talked about how t stop it.

Be victorious and successful!

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