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CSF - What would happen without it?

Discussion in 'Security' started by stainer1, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. stainer1

    stainer1 Registered

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    Hi,

    This is more of a theoretical question... but also based on my recent circumstances.

    Following some possibly unusual increases in bandwidth and some research on the forums - I installed the Config Server Firewall.

    Checking the servers security using the tool, and watching the log files etc to see how much work it is doing protecting the server - I can't help but wonder: how did my server survive for so many years without it?!

    Would you guys say the standard Apache/Centos/cPanel set up that existed before hand would have been able to repell/handle most of the attacks I can now see happening? Or was the server most likely getting blasted from all angles?

    Appreciate this is a bit of a noob question - so don't worry about being patronising I won't be offended.

    Cheers
    Colin
     
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
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    Hello :)

    It's true that the likelihood of system compromise decreases with a firewall and security utility such as CSF. Note that version 11.40 of cPanel includes a security advisor to help detect common issues that can contribute to reduced security on your system. More information on Security Advisor is available at:

    cPanel 11.40 - Security Advisor

    While this is not meant to be a substitute for a firewall, it will provide you with more information about keeping your system secure.

    Thank you.
     
  3. popeye

    popeye Well-Known Member

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    Hi mine updates every night and its now WHM 11.38.2 (build 12) just wondering when 11.40 will be out.
     
    #3 popeye, Oct 28, 2013
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  4. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
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    It's scheduled to be pushed out to the "Release" build tier in late October/early November, however that is subject to change based upon testing. It's already pushed out to the Edge/Current build tiers.

    Thank you.
     
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    Ok thanks very much for the reply.
     
  6. stainer1

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    Thanks for the answer Michael, and Popeye :)
     
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