Advanced web server security with Imunify360
Imunify360 is a multilayer, new generation web server security solution. It filters attacks and bots on the app layer and provides complex protection against ALL threats. It is capable of doing so due to the fact that it uses advanced machine learning principles operated by an intelligent AI that dynamically identifies potential threats and updates its network in real-time in order to prevent any attacks or damage from occurring.
We at VPSBG use Imunify360 to protect our customers’ websites and applications that utilize any of our shared hosting plans.
When it comes to Imunify360, there are a number of different useful features and beneficial functions that the service can offer:
- Protection against many kinds of threats to your web server, including distributed brute force attacks, bot scanning as well as securing your web applications against malware injections and intrusion attacks.
- The self learning technology will analyze the global network and ban attackers before they even have the chance to launch an attack against you. Using advanced Captcha to avoid false-positives and to simultaneously vet website visitors. This ensures that only good traffic will get through, while bots and attackers will get filtered by the central intrusion system while preserving your website or application’s reputation.
- Scans for malware infected files and quarantines them immediately.
- Automatically patches the kernel by installing the latest available updates and protects older PHP versions from vulnerability exploits.
Imunify360 also has a unique method of identifying security risks: Imunify360's Proactive Defense. It analyzes what scripts are expected to do in terms of behavior rather than the actual code. The defense then blocks potentially malicious executions automatically, doing so with zero latency.
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Why we use Imunify360 for our servers
Seeing as how many diverse and useful features Imunify360 can offer, we have decided to implement it in our servers.
Imunify360 utilizes a six-layer approach - all controlled by the Centralized Incident Management.
Imunify360 offers advanced firewall protection that utilizes herd immunity and artificial intelligence to detect any potentially new threats. Then, by using one common network, it can protect all servers that have the software installed. The firewall is capable of defending against brute force attacks, DDoS attacks and port scans.
Additionally, the firewall is also integrated using mod_security web application firewalls, which dramatically enhances its usefulness. To make things even more advanced, a Captcha system is employed to reduce false-positives, which also ensures that legitimate customers can reach your website.
There is also a White List, Gray List and Black list feature that makes management easier.
Intrusion Detection and Protection System
This system replaces cpHulk and is one of the most advanced policy blockers that hinders most known types of attacks. The Intrusion Detection System (IDS) provides excellent visibility of server security by monitoring the server logs. It scans log files from all different sources and bans IPs that show signs of malicious activities, such as password failures and potential exploits.
As we previously mentioned, Imunify360 automatically scans all file systems for malware injection and quarantines any infected files that it finds. It also has the ability to restore the latest clean version of any corrupted file.
Checks script execution in real time and blocks threats based on the result of the executed script, rather than the initial, source code. This allows it to block any attacks that could not be detected by the scanner.
This feature monitors your site in terms of whether it has been added to Google’s blacklist and flagged as a malware distribution threat. This can potentially save your SERP rankings and overall website reputation, giving you the ability to act in a timely manner to resolve the issue.
All our servers are deployed with KernelCare software that allows kernel patching without having to reboot the entire system. This means that all security issues can be quickly patched, resolved and updated without any excess downtime.
We have been using Imunify360 for a number of years and we are happy to report that malicious, suspicious and hacking activities have been completely reduced to 0 as well as that all of our customers’ data and websites are safely protected with the help of the Imunify service.