ModSecurity is an efficient firewall for Apache web servers that's employed to prevent attacks against web applications. It monitors the HTTP traffic to a certain Internet site in real time and blocks any intrusion attempts as soon as it discovers them. The firewall relies on a set of rules to do this - for example, attempting to log in to a script administration area unsuccessfully a few times activates one rule, sending a request to execute a specific file which may result in getting access to the Internet site triggers another rule, etcetera. ModSecurity is among the best firewalls out there and it will secure even scripts that aren't updated frequently as it can prevent attackers from employing known exploits and security holes. Quite thorough data about each and every intrusion attempt is recorded and the logs the firewall keeps are a lot more detailed than the standard logs created by the Apache server, so you can later examine them and decide if you need to take additional measures in order to enhance the protection of your script-driven Internet sites.
ModSecurity in Cloud Hosting
ModSecurity is supplied with all cloud hosting web servers, so if you choose to host your websites with our business, they'll be shielded from a wide range of attacks. The firewall is enabled as standard for all domains and subdomains, so there'll be nothing you shall need to do on your end. You will be able to stop ModSecurity for any site if needed, or to activate a detection mode, so that all activity shall be recorded, but the firewall won't take any real action. You will be able to view detailed logs using your Hepsia Control Panel including the IP address where the attack came from, what the attacker wished to do and how ModSecurity handled the threat. As we take the security of our clients' sites seriously, we use a selection of commercial rules which we get from one of the best firms that maintain this kind of rules. Our administrators also add custom rules to ensure that your Internet sites will be resistant to as many risks as possible.