ModSecurity is a highly effective web app layer firewall for Apache web servers. It monitors the entire HTTP traffic to a site without affecting its overall performance and when it detects an intrusion attempt, it blocks it. The firewall additionally keeps a more comprehensive log for the traffic than any web server does, so you'll manage to keep an eye on what is happening with your websites a lot better than if you rely merely on conventional logs. ModSecurity works with security rules based on which it helps prevent attacks. For instance, it recognizes if someone is attempting 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 particular command. In these instances these attempts trigger the corresponding rules and the firewall software hinders the attempts in real time, and then records detailed details about them in its logs. ModSecurity is one of the very best software firewalls on the market and it can protect your web apps against thousands of threats and vulnerabilities, especially in case you don’t update them or their plugins frequently.

ModSecurity in Cloud Website Hosting

ModSecurity is provided with all cloud website hosting servers, so when you opt to host your sites with our company, they will be resistant to a wide array of attacks. The firewall is enabled as standard for all domains and subdomains, so there shall be nothing you will have to do on your end. You will be able to stop ModSecurity for any Internet site if necessary, or to switch on a detection mode, so that all activity shall be recorded, but the firewall won't take any real action. You'll be able to view detailed logs through your Hepsia Control Panel including the IP address where the attack originated from, what the attacker wanted to do and how ModSecurity dealt with the threat. Since we take the protection of our clients' Internet sites very seriously, we employ a collection of commercial rules which we take from one of the leading companies which maintain such rules. Our administrators also add custom rules to make certain that your Internet sites shall be resistant to as many risks as possible.

ModSecurity in Dedicated Hosting

When you choose to host your websites on a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, your web apps will be protected right from the start as ModSecurity is available with all Hepsia-based plans. You'll be able to control the firewall without difficulty and if required, you shall be able to turn it off or enable its passive mode when it shall only maintain a log of what's taking place without taking any action to prevent potential attacks. The logs that you can find within the very same section of the CP are very detailed and include data about the attacker IP, what website and file were attacked and in what ways, what rule the firewall employed to stop the intrusion, etcetera. This info will enable you to take measures and enhance the protection of your websites even more. To be on the safe side, we use not only commercial rules, but also custom-made ones that our staff include every time they detect attacks which haven't yet been included within the commercial pack.