What Is ModSecurity And How Does Exactly Work.
ModSecurity is a small tool that does a big job. It’s an application-layer firewall that will effectively prevent most URL forgery hacker attacks and forum spamming attempts targeted at your websites. ModSecurity is enabled by default for all the websites in a hosting account. You don’t have to configure or set up anything in order to have your website protected by ModSecurity With Evostrix Web Hosting.
ModSecurity is running in a blocking mode, so it will automatically block all incoming requests that are flagged as insecure according to the commercial rules at Atomicorp.
You can access the ModSecurity section in the Hepsia Control Panel from the added shortcut on the Control Panel’s home page or from the Advanced drop-down menu:
How does ModSecurity exactly work?
Over 70% of all the attacks are now carried out at the web application level and being a web application firewall (WAF) itself, ModSecurity effectively addresses this problem.
Its purpose is to establish an external security layer, which allows for HTTP traffic monitoring and real-time analysis, and it offers a powerful API for implementing the advanced protection needed.
This way, the firewall ensures an enhanced level of security, where the malicious attacks are detected and prevented before they reach the web applications.
ModSecurity against brute force attacks
ModSecurity has proven to be very efficient in preventing “brute force” attacks, i.e. the attempts to guess the username and the password of a web application, using a predefined set of usernames and passwords and combining them randomly.
Thanks to the ModSecurity firewall, if there are more than 15 failed login attempts from an IP address within 3 minutes, the IP address will be blocked from accessing the website for the next 30 minutes.
So far, the ModSecurity plugin has reduced the number of hacked websites on our servers dramatically.
NOTE: If you have any questions about ModSecurity and about how it will work on your hosting account don’t hesitate to contact our Support Team by opening a ticket from the Web Hosting Control Panel.