ModSecurity is an efficient firewall for Apache web servers that is used to prevent attacks toward web applications. It monitors the HTTP traffic to a particular website in real time and stops any intrusion attempts the moment it identifies them. The firewall relies on a set of rules to do that - as an example, trying to log in to a script administrator area unsuccessfully many times triggers one rule, sending a request to execute a particular file which could result in accessing the website triggers a different rule, and so on. ModSecurity is amongst the best firewalls available on the market and it will protect even scripts that are not updated frequently as it can prevent attackers from employing known exploits and security holes. Very thorough information about each intrusion attempt is recorded and the logs the firewall keeps are a lot more comprehensive than the conventional logs provided by the Apache server, so you may later examine them and determine if you need to take additional measures so as to improve the protection of your script-driven websites.
ModSecurity in Hosting
ModSecurity is supplied with all hosting servers, so when you choose to host your Internet sites with our organization, they shall be shielded from a wide array of attacks. The firewall is enabled by default for all domains and subdomains, so there shall be nothing you shall need to do on your end. You will be able to stop ModSecurity for any website if necessary, or to enable a detection mode, so all activity will be recorded, but the firewall shall not take any real action. You shall be able to view specific logs from your Hepsia Control Panel including the IP address where the attack came from, what the attacker wished to do and how ModSecurity addressed the threat. Since we take the protection of our customers' Internet sites very seriously, we employ a selection of commercial rules which we get from one of the best firms that maintain such rules. Our administrators also include custom rules to make sure that your websites shall be protected against as many threats as possible.