ModSecurity is an efficient firewall for Apache web servers that is used to prevent attacks towards web applications. It tracks the HTTP traffic to a specific Internet site in real time and prevents any intrusion attempts as soon as it identifies them. The firewall uses a set of rules to accomplish that - as an illustration, trying 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 accessing the Internet site triggers a different rule, etcetera. ModSecurity is amongst the best firewalls available on the market and it will protect even scripts that aren't updated frequently because it can prevent attackers from employing known exploits and security holes. Incredibly comprehensive info about every intrusion attempt is recorded and the logs the firewall maintains are far more detailed than the regular logs generated by the Apache server, so you could later take a look at them and determine if you need to take more measures so as to enhance the protection of your script-driven websites.

ModSecurity in Web Hosting

We offer ModSecurity with all web hosting plans, so your Internet apps will be protected against harmful attacks. The firewall is switched on by default for all domains and subdomains, but in case you'd like, you'll be able to stop it via the respective part of your Hepsia CP. You can also switch on a detection mode, so ModSecurity will keep a log as intended, but won't take any action. The logs which you shall discover inside Hepsia are extremely detailed and offer information about the nature of any attack, when it transpired and from what IP, the firewall rule which was triggered, etcetera. We employ a group of commercial rules that are regularly updated, but sometimes our admins add custom rules as well so as to efficiently protect the Internet sites hosted on our machines.

ModSecurity in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you decide to host your sites on a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, your web applications will be secured right from the start because ModSecurity is provided with all Hepsia-based packages. You'll be able to manage the firewall without difficulty and if needed, you shall be able to turn it off or switch on its passive mode when it will only maintain a log of what's going on without taking any action to prevent potential attacks. The logs that you'll find inside the same section of the Control Panel are very detailed and include details about the attacker IP address, what website and file were attacked and in what ways, what rule the firewall employed to stop the intrusion, etcetera. This data will permit you to take measures and increase the protection of your websites even more. To be on the safe side, we use not just commercial rules, but also custom-made ones which our administrators include when they recognize attacks that have not yet been included within the commercial pack.