We are excited to inform you that Fail2ban, a powerful security tool, is now available on our hosting platform. With Fail2ban, we’re taking another step towards providing robust and proactive security measures for our customers’ websites.
What exactly is Fail2ban?
In a nutshell, Fail2ban is open-source software designed to protect servers from brute force and other types of malicious attacks by monitoring log files for suspicious activity. It works by dynamically adding firewall rules to block IP addresses that repeatedly fail authentication or exhibit suspicious behavior.
Here’s how it works
1️⃣ Log File Monitoring: Fail2ban scans log files (such as SSH, Apache/Nginx access logs) in real-time to detect repetitive failed login attempts or other specified patterns.
2️⃣ Automatic IP Blocking: Once a defined threshold for failed attempts is reached within a certain time frame, Fail2ban takes action and dynamically adds firewall rules to block the offending IP address(es).
3️⃣ Time-Based Unblocking: To prevent legitimate users from being permanently locked out, Fail2ban employs time-based unblocking. After a specified period of time passes without any further malicious activity detected from the blocked IP address, it automatically removes the firewall rules and grants access again.
Key Benefits of Fail2ban
✅ Enhanced Security: By proactively identifying and blocking malicious actors attempting unauthorized access, Fail2ban fortifies your website’s security posture.
✅ Reduced Server Load: With automatic IP blocking, it lessens the impact of brute-force attacks on server resources, making your hosting environment more resilient.
✅ Customizable Configuration: With precise control over thresholds and patterns to match against log files, you can fine-tune the behavior of Fail2ban according to your specific needs.
Fail2ban and Godital
We have enabled Fail2ban to bolster security defenses and ensure safer hosting on all our servers so all our existing customers don’t need to take any actions.
At Godital, we prioritize the safety of our customer’s data. Adding Fail2ban to our hosting services aligns with our commitment to delivering top-notch security features and offering you peace of mind in an increasingly threat-filled digital landscape.
Should you have any questions or require further information regarding Fail2ban or any other aspect of our services, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Our support team is readily available to assist you.
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