Find out what ModSecurity is, how it works and what exactly it does in order to protect your web sites and apps.
ModSecurity is a highly effective firewall for Apache web servers that's employed to prevent attacks against web applications. It keeps track of the HTTP traffic to a given site in real time and stops any intrusion attempts the instant it discovers them. The firewall relies on a set of rules to do that - as an example, attempting to log in to a script administration area unsuccessfully a few times triggers one rule, sending a request to execute a particular file which could result in getting access to the Internet site triggers another rule, and so forth. ModSecurity is amongst the best firewalls around and it'll secure even scripts which are not updated regularly because it can prevent attackers from employing known exploits and security holes. Quite comprehensive information about each intrusion attempt is recorded and the logs the firewall maintains are far more comprehensive than the standard logs provided by the Apache server, so you could later analyze them and decide whether you need to take additional measures in order to enhance the security of your script-driven Internet sites.
ModSecurity in Cloud Website Hosting
ModSecurity is supplied with all cloud website hosting
servers, so when you opt to host your sites with our company, they will be resistant to a wide range of attacks. The firewall is turned on by default for all domains and subdomains, so there will be nothing you'll have to do on your end. You will be able to stop ModSecurity for any site if necessary, or to activate a detection mode, so that all activity shall be recorded, but the firewall shall not take any real action. You will be able to view detailed logs from your Hepsia Control Panel including the IP address where the attack originated from, what the attacker planned to do and how ModSecurity addressed the threat. As we take the protection of our clients' sites very seriously, we use a group of commercial rules that we get from one of the top companies which maintain this sort of rules. Our administrators also add custom rules to ensure that your Internet sites will be shielded from as many threats as possible.