ModSecurity is an effective firewall for Apache web servers that is used to prevent attacks against web apps. It monitors the HTTP traffic to a certain website in real time and stops any intrusion attempts the moment it identifies them. The firewall uses a set of rules to accomplish that - for instance, attempting to log in to a script admin area without success several times activates one rule, sending a request to execute a particular file that may result in getting access to the Internet site triggers another rule, etcetera. ModSecurity is among the best firewalls out there and it will preserve even scripts that aren't updated regularly because it can prevent attackers from employing known exploits and security holes. Quite thorough information about each intrusion attempt is recorded and the logs the firewall keeps are considerably more specific than the standard logs created by the Apache server, so you can later analyze them and determine whether you need to take extra measures in order to increase the safety of your script-driven websites.
ModSecurity in Cloud Hosting
ModSecurity is provided with all cloud hosting web servers, so if you choose to host your Internet sites with our company, they'll be shielded from a wide range of attacks. The firewall is turned on by default for all domains and subdomains, so there will be nothing you shall need to do on your end. You shall be able to stop ModSecurity for any website if needed, or to switch on a detection mode, so all activity will be recorded, but the firewall will not take any real action. You'll be able to view detailed logs using your Hepsia CP including the IP where the attack originated from, what the attacker planned to do and how ModSecurity handled the threat. As we take the protection of our customers' websites very seriously, we use a selection of commercial rules that we take from one of the leading companies which maintain this type of rules. Our administrators also include custom rules to make certain that your Internet sites will be resistant to as many risks as possible.