I’m curious to understand how you all connect to your servers - hopefully, it’s at the very least using SSH and at the better end of the spectrum, using a key and passphrase combination. For those who are curious to understand why we need a key and passphrase, it’s because without it, your SSH session is still subject to brute force. In addition, you should NEVER allow root to login directly - either at the console physically (if you have a physical server within your reach), or via SSH session.
In this case, you should be using a normal account to gain access via SSH, then elevating your session using
su - or
Permitting login as root directly is simply asking for trouble, and will effectively negate your security completely by allowing a complete stranger to bruteforce and then assume control of your server. You should also use a firewall to permit access to SSH via specified and approved IP addresses.
This is security101 and an industry standard.
Now it’s confession time on your part…
The other part of the bargain would be which SSH client you should use. There’s the go-to PUTTY for Windows, or even the command line (which has been greatly simplified in Windows 10/11). However, one I recently started using which is 100% free and extremely powerful is Bitvise
Seriously, if you haven’t already got this application in your toolkit, then it’s time to add it.