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An often overlooked security issue is the exposure of a Web server’s identity via its HTTP header. By anonymizing your Web server's identity, you can trick hackers to attempt mistargeted exploits, making it easier for intrusion detection systems and firewalls to accomplish their missions and foil the hack. ServerMask obscures the identity of a Windows Web server by removing the most obvious signs that you are running IIS. ServerMask removes or modifies unnecessary response data. The software provides control over what Server header data, if any, is visible in HTTP responses. Session cookie masking permits the customization of any type of session cookie (including the Windows-specific ASP session cookie). ServerMask can emulate the Apache Web server’s HTTP header order and disable Microsoft WebDav with one click to suppress its multiple identifiable headers. It also removes the Windows-specific Public header from HTTP responses, a relic of HTTP 1.0 seldom used today, and converts the Windows SMTP banner to any message. When combined with these security recommendations and other server tools like PageXchanger and CustomError, ServerMask provides the anonymization component of your total security strategy.
httpZip is an IIS server module that reduces costs, improves page load times for your site's visitors, and leverages your current server resources -- transparently compressing Web pages using HTTP encoding algorithms supported in modern browsers. This powerful compression reduces page sizes to as little as 2% of their original size. httpZip takes compression even farther by employing optional white space removal and other forms of safe HTML/CSS compression to improve performance and combat hackers' source sifting. Built-in compression cache avoids needless recompression. Features fully customizable compression rules.
CacheRight for IIS puts the ability to set reliable caching policies for any site content in the hands of site developers. A simple configuration file in the website's home directory lets them set up rules that control expiration times (and other import cache control information) by file location or type. With CacheRight, unchanging images like navigation bars, company logos and product shots can at last be cached correctly, reducing both bandwidth consumption and server load.
Features include : Promotes caching of binary objects such as images ;reduces network chatter due to excessive conditional GET requests and 304 responses; Frees up server resources; Reduces overall bandwidth consumption ;Improves responsiveness (perceived speed) of most websites;Puts developers in charge of the cache control policies that affect their content; Requires no MMC access; Keeps all cache control rules for a site together in a single text file;Intuitive rule statements; Supports site-wide, directory or file-based caching rules; Supports rules based on MIME type of requested object ; Provides validation tool for checking syntax of rule statements; Supports all relevant HTTP 1.0 and 1.1 cache control headers including Expires, Cache-control: max-age, public/private and no-transform; Online diagnostic tool for checking page cachability.
With CustomError for IIS, developers can add error pages, coded by hand or with an editor, by simply uploading them to a designated directory. No administrator intervention is required. Setting up customized error pages in IIS usually requires something many Web developers lack - access to and familiarity with the Web server's administrative interface. Customizing error pages becomes a normal part of site design and development -- providing a more integrated user experience and enhancing security by masking Web server-specific default error messages.
With URLSpellCheck, you can fix small typos such as missing characters, transposed characters, wrong characters, and extra characters very easily and redirect users to the correct URL, avoiding annoying 404 error pages. Complex matches substituting file names such as filename.htm to filename.asp are also possible with URLSpellCheck, allowing developers to switch site technologies quickly without manual redirects. When multiple matches for a URL are possible, a template showing users the various probable pages is provided. You can even map file names without extensions to their correct pages, allowing for very clean and easy-to-remember deep URLs in your marketing materials. URLSpellCheck also tracks common typos so you can figure out where to add permanent redirects or change page names in your site.