CSF - What would happen without it?

stainer1

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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
 

cPanelMichael

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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.
 

cPanelMichael

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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.
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.