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Discussion in 'Security' started by tomjung, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. tomjung

    tomjung Member

    Jul 21, 2014
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    Hi everyone! I'm a Cpanel newb, trying to pick it up. I was told by our hosting provider that setup our servers that Cpanel has a built in firewall. This is important to us as we need to be PCI compliant.

    I have the full WHM and Cpanel.

    I know nothing about this "firewall" he is referring to. Is there something that I need to be checking to see if we are attempting to be hacked and do I need to be updating the firewall?

    Can someone give me a basic overview of what I need to know in this department? Complete newb here, I don't want to get blind sided because I didn't set something up properly or know to be checking something.
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    Apr 11, 2011
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    While "iptables" is installed by default on CentOS, there are no firewall management tools offered by cPanel. Instead, you should install a third-party application such as CSF:

    ConfigServer Security & Firewall

    Thank you.
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