ModSecurity is a potent web app layer firewall for Apache web servers. It monitors the whole HTTP traffic to an Internet site without affecting its performance and if it identifies an intrusion attempt, it blocks it. The firewall additionally keeps a more comprehensive log for the site visitors than any web server does, so you'll manage to keep an eye on what's happening with your websites better than if you rely merely on conventional logs. ModSecurity works with security rules based on which it prevents attacks. For instance, it detects whether anyone is trying to log in to the admin area of a given script several times or if a request is sent to execute a file with a particular command. In such cases these attempts set off the corresponding rules and the firewall blocks the attempts in real time, and then records detailed information about them in its logs. ModSecurity is amongst the very best software firewalls on the market and it can easily protect your web applications against a huge number of threats and vulnerabilities, especially if you don’t update them or their plugins regularly.
ModSecurity in Cloud Hosting
ModSecurity is offered with each cloud hosting solution which we offer and it is switched on by default for every domain or subdomain that you add through your Hepsia CP. If it interferes with any of your apps or you would like to disable it for whatever reason, you shall be able to do that through the ModSecurity section of Hepsia with simply a mouse click. You could also enable a passive mode, so the firewall will recognize potential attacks and maintain a log, but will not take any action. You could view extensive logs in the very same section, including the IP where the attack originated from, what exactly the attacker aimed to do and at what time, what ModSecurity did, etcetera. For maximum safety of our customers we use a collection of commercial firewall rules blended with custom ones that are included by our system administrators.