MS-SQL Server Brute-Force Protection. How to Stop brute-force attacks on MS-SQL Server.
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How to Stop Brute-Force Attacks on MS-SQL Server

If you are running Microsoft SQL Server, you are probably aware of brute-force attacks on the SA account. Almost every SQL server connected to the Internet is under constant attack.

Once a hacker has access to an SA (DBA) account, or even a normal user account, they can gain full access to the file system on the server or even to the files on the network to which it is connected.

If your SQL server accepts remote connections, the System Event Log may contain thousands of entries like the ones below:

Failed SA Logon Attempts

Login failed for user 'sa' error 18456.

This means that someone is trying to get access to your server. Brute-force attacks can also abuse your server resources, including CPU, RAM, and bandwidth.

RdpGuard allows you to protect your MS SQL Server from brute-force attacks.

It monitors the Event Log and detects failed login attempts. If the number of failed login attempts from a single IP address reaches a set limit (three by default), the attacker's IP address will be blocked!

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See Also

How to Enable and Configure MS-SQL Brute-Force Protection

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