ModSecurity is a highly effective web app layer firewall for Apache web servers. It monitors the entire HTTP traffic to a website without affecting its performance and in case it identifies an intrusion attempt, it prevents it. The firewall also maintains a more thorough log for the traffic than any web server does, so you will be able to monitor what's going on with your sites better than if you rely simply on conventional logs. ModSecurity employs security rules based on which it stops attacks. For instance, it detects whether anyone is attempting to log in to the administration area of a certain script several times or if a request is sent to execute a file with a certain command. In these situations these attempts trigger the corresponding rules and the firewall program blocks the attempts immediately, after that records in-depth info about them within its logs. ModSecurity is one of the most effective software firewalls available and it could easily protect your web apps against thousands of threats and vulnerabilities, particularly if you don’t update them or their plugins often.
ModSecurity in Website Hosting
ModSecurity is provided with all website hosting machines, so if you choose to host your sites with our firm, they will be resistant to an array of attacks. The firewall is turned on by default for all domains and subdomains, so there will be nothing you will need to do on your end. You shall be able to stop ModSecurity for any website if necessary, or to enable a detection mode, so all activity shall be recorded, but the firewall won't take any real action. You will be able to view detailed logs through your Hepsia CP including the IP where the attack originated from, what the attacker wanted to do and how ModSecurity handled the threat. Since we take the protection of our clients' sites very seriously, we use a set of commercial rules which we get from one of the leading companies that maintain this sort of rules. Our administrators also include custom rules to ensure that your websites shall be resistant to as many threats as possible.