Imunify360 is an automated security solution developed by Cloudlinux. It is a security product for Linux web servers that provides security for both hosting providers and their clients. It uses a six-layer approach to provide a total security solution against any types of malicious attacks or abnormal behavior that includes distributed brute force attacks. We are utilizing Imunify360 in our shared servers to provide security against known and unknown attacks. In this article, let us discuss on Imunify360 and its features.
How Imunify360 Works?
Imunify360 works by constantly collecting a massive amount of information about new attacks from the server. It uses powerful AI technology to update the security rules dynamically and prevents malicious attacks that are harmful to the server. It constantly analyses web traffic hits to the server, understands all the security threats and provides the following security enhancements to our server.
- Advanced Firewall
- Intrusion Detection and Protection System
- Malware Protection
- Patch Management
- Website Reputation Management
- Proactive Defense
If a user violates the security rules of Imunify360, then it will automatically block the user’s IP address and restricts the access to the server. After that, if the same user tries to access the server, then they will be displayed with a CAPTCHA Screen. The user will be allowed to access the server after entering the CAPTCHA correctly. If not, contact your hosting provider to allow your IP address in the server. The user will get the CAPTCHA error as mentioned below
If the security violations are repeated again, then the user’s IP address will be automatically added to Gray List and the process should be repeated again. It will effectively block the automated bots and defer any difficult manual attacks.
Features of Imunify360:
Inumify360 provides a complete six-layer security solution for your servers. It has enormous features to prevent security threats which can be viewed through its dashboard. The following features are available in Imunify360
1. Centralized Incident Management:
A centralized dashboard is available within the control panel of the server to check the overall security aspects of the server. It displays all the security events and the latest updates are refreshed for every 60 seconds. It will be helpful to filter and investigate various events, review the details of the incidents, view settings, reports and much more.
2. Advanced Firewall:
Imunify360 offers advanced firewall protection to detect new threats. It is capable of defending against Brute Force attacks, DoS attacks, and port scans. The firewall tightly integrates with mod_security web application firewalls to stop the majority of attacks even before they start. The advanced Captcha system is used to reduce false positives and ensures only valid customers to reach the website.
3. Malware Scanner:
Malware infection is the most common issue for most of the customer’s web servers. So, Imunify360 automatically scans the file systems and quarantines the infected files.
4. Intrusion Detection and Protection System:
Imunify360 provides an excellent Intrusion Detection and Protection System with a collection of ‘deny’ security rules to block all the known attacks. It also scans log files from many different angles and bans IPs that shows malicious signs such as potential exploits, password failures, etc. It protects the server from attacks and generates reports which can be viewed in the dashboard.
5. Proactive Defense:
Proactive Defense uses a unique method to identify security risks by analyzing the scripts. It stops even the malware unidentified or detected by the scanner. It identifies the attacks on Linux web servers in real time and blocks malicious executions in zero latency.
6. Website Reputation Management:
It analyzes whether your IPs or website is blocked by any blacklists and notifies about it. If your website is not monitored proactively, then you might not find out about blacklisting even after some days or months.
7. Rebootless Secure Kernel:
Kernel Care is a component that keeps your server secure automatically without rebooting the server. It checks for new patches every hour and applies them automatically without any performance impact. It helps to avoid any disastrous incidents.
The above are some of the features of Imunify360 that protect your server from any security attacks. Some other features like Security Scanning and Patch Management, LibCare, Intelligent Web Application Sandboxing are coming soon to improve server security. We hope that this tutorial will help you to know about Imunify360. For more information, follow us on Twitter and Facebook and For video tutorials, subscribe to our YouTube channel ServerCake India.