Give me a quote for hardening 2 Windows 2008 servers. What I want is to look them over and make recommendations for improved security and performance. I am not convinced that they are configured them the way I requested. We occasionally get attacked (for example a Morpheus attack) and the server does not go down, but it becomes very sluggish for a while, then recovers. The services we offer are currently only available in the US, so one thing we might do is only allow access to US IP addresses. Increasing RAM might help also, as might a hardware or software firewall. I am looking for a list of recommendations, starting with lowest cost/best return and going up from there.
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