Discover what ModSecurity is, how it functions and just what it does to protect your Internet sites and applications.
ModSecurity is an efficient firewall for Apache web servers that is used to stop attacks toward web applications. It monitors the HTTP traffic to a given site in real time and blocks any intrusion attempts the moment it detects them. The firewall relies on a set of rules to accomplish that - for instance, attempting to log in to a script administration area without success many times activates one rule, sending a request to execute a certain file that may result in getting access to the website triggers another rule, and so forth. ModSecurity is one of the best firewalls available and it will preserve even scripts which aren't updated often because it can prevent attackers from employing known exploits and security holes. Incredibly detailed info about each intrusion attempt is recorded and the logs the firewall keeps are a lot more detailed than the standard logs provided by the Apache server, so you can later analyze them and decide whether you need to take extra measures so as to increase the protection of your script-driven Internet sites.
ModSecurity in Cloud Web Hosting
ModSecurity is provided with all cloud web hosting machines, so if you choose to host your websites with our organization, they shall be resistant to a wide range of attacks. The firewall is enabled as standard for all domains and subdomains, so there will be nothing you shall need to do on your end. You'll be able to stop ModSecurity for any site if required, or to switch on a detection mode, so that all activity shall be recorded, but the firewall shall not take any real action. You'll be able to view comprehensive logs via your Hepsia CP including the IP where the attack came from, what the attacker wished to do and how ModSecurity addressed the threat. As we take the safety of our customers' sites seriously, we use a set of commercial rules which we take from one of the leading companies which maintain this type of rules. Our admins also add custom rules to ensure that your websites shall be resistant to as many threats as possible.