ModSecurity is a potent web app layer firewall for Apache web servers. It monitors the whole HTTP traffic to a site without affecting its performance and when it discovers an intrusion attempt, it prevents it. The firewall furthermore keeps a more comprehensive log for the site visitors than any server does, so you'll be able to keep an eye on what's happening with your websites a lot better than if you rely only on conventional logs. ModSecurity employs security rules based on which it prevents attacks. For example, it identifies if 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 certain command. In these instances these attempts trigger the corresponding rules and the firewall program hinders the attempts immediately, then records detailed info about them within its logs. ModSecurity is among the best software firewalls out there and it could easily protect your web apps against a large number of threats and vulnerabilities, especially if you don’t update them or their plugins often.
ModSecurity in Web Hosting
ModSecurity is provided with all web hosting servers, so if you opt to host your websites with our business, they will be protected against a wide array of attacks. The firewall is turned on as standard for all domains and subdomains, so there will be nothing you will need to do on your end. You will be able to stop ModSecurity for any site if required, or to activate 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 specific logs via your Hepsia CP including the IP where the attack originated from, what the attacker wanted to do and how ModSecurity dealt with the threat. Since we take the safety of our customers' websites very seriously, we use a collection of commercial rules that we take from one of the best firms that maintain this kind of rules. Our administrators also include custom rules to make certain that your websites will be protected against as many threats as possible.