Find out what ModSecurity is, how it works and precisely what it does in order to protect your web sites and apps.
ModSecurity is a highly effective web app layer firewall for Apache web servers. It monitors the whole HTTP traffic to a website without affecting its overall performance and in case it identifies an intrusion attempt, it prevents it. The firewall additionally maintains a more detailed log for the traffic than any web server does, so you'll manage to keep an eye on what is going on with your Internet sites better than if you rely simply on conventional logs. ModSecurity works with security rules based on which it stops attacks. For instance, it recognizes whether anyone is trying to log in to the admin area of a particular script several times or if a request is sent to execute a file with a specific command. In these instances these attempts set off the corresponding rules and the firewall software blocks the attempts right away, then records detailed information about them inside its logs. ModSecurity is among the most effective software firewalls on the market and it can protect your web applications against many threats and vulnerabilities, especially if you don’t update them or their plugins frequently.
ModSecurity in Cloud Hosting
ModSecurity is available on all cloud hosting servers, so if you opt to host your sites with our company, they'll be shielded from a wide array of attacks. The firewall is turned on by default for all domains and subdomains, so there'll be nothing you shall have to do on your end. You shall be able to stop ModSecurity for any site if needed, or to switch on a detection mode, so all activity shall be recorded, but the firewall will not take any real action. You'll be able to view specific logs using your Hepsia Control Panel including the IP where the attack came from, what the attacker wanted to do and how ModSecurity dealt with the threat. Since we take the protection of our clients' sites very seriously, we employ a collection of commercial rules which we take from one of the leading firms that maintain such rules. Our admins also include custom rules to make certain that your sites will be protected against as many threats as possible.