By Enterprise Security Magazine | Friday, July 24, 2020
The diskless server network effectively reduces the security risks of hard-drive-based server infrastructure and offers assurance in delivering the highest quality privacy to users.
FREMONT, CA: Privacy protection company Surfshark has recently announced it to be one of the first providers in the VPN industry to operate a completely diskless server network. Moving away from the hard drive technology enhances the security of the infrastructure. Also, it confirms that no server configuration files are stored locally, allows central management of the whole network, and guarantees that it is always running the up to date software and configuration.
There are only some VPN providers that have the ability to move to a fully diskless VPN server infrastructure. However, user privacy and security have always been the company’s top priority. The information stored on servers that run on hard drives is mostly operational and is only needed to kick start a successful VPN function. Running all servers on volatile (RAM) memory means that any information, including the configuration files, is erased whenever a server is turned off.
Configuration files stored on hard drive servers can be accessed in case they are seized or taken over by a third party. A RAM-only server solution avoids the need for this security threat by making sure that no information can be physically taken from the servers. A centrally controlled network of diskless servers makes it a point that the latest software is dispatched timely on the network. Also, RAM-only servers can easily be erased and refreshed remotely as a part of continuous security procedures. Moving to a RAM-only infrastructure is the latest security upgrade of Surfshark, following the launch of two-factor authentication.
Surfshark is a privacy protection toolset developed to allow its users to control their online presence seamlessly. The core premise of the company is to humanize online privacy protection and develop tools that protect privacy beyond the realm of a virtual private network.