Secure Your Infrastructure with the Plesk 12 Security Core

The new Security Core in Plesk 12 combines ModSecurity and Fail2Ban with Outbound Antispam and ServerShield™ tools allowing you to deliver server-to-site security out of the box.

With the Plesk 12 Security Core on your servers you get:

  • Secure servers that protect against persistent attacks targeting known or newly discovered vulnerabilities
  • Increased uptime as malicious attacks against your servers are automatically blocked in real time
  • Cleaner IP addresses with outgoing spam protection preventing your servers from being blacklisted
  • Faster site performance and bandwidth savings with next generation CDN

All security components work together leading to a more reliable infrastructure.

Learn more about the Plesk 12 Security Core features and how to promote them in the Parallels Plesk 12 Reseller Guide for New Offers.

About ModSecurity

ModSecurity is a web application firewall (WAF) designed to help detect and prevent common attacks on web sites and web applications.

Parallels partnered with the industry experts at Atomicorp to integrate their premium ModSecurity rules into all Parallels Plesk 12 editions. Atomicorp’s ModSecurity rules are the oldest, largest, and most widely utilized commercial ModSecurity rules in the industry.

Note: ModSecurity is supported on the Linux OS only. Support for the Windows OS will be added as soon as ModSecurity is supported for IIS by their developers respectively.

About Fail2Ban

Fail2Ban is a service that scans log files and bans IP addresses that exhibit malicious behaviors.

About Outbound Antispam

Outbound Antispam protects server IP addresses from being blacklisted due to outgoing spam.

About ServerShield™

Parallels partnered with CloudFlare to build ServerShield™, a complete security solution that enables server administrators and websites owners to protect and speed up any website with just a few clicks. ServerShield helps to block hackers, spammers, botnets, and DDoS attacks. In addition, it offers free and unlimited reputation monitoring by StopTheHacker. End-customers also get CloudFlare’s next generation CDN, which brings content closer and faster to visitors where on average, a website on CloudFlare loads twice as fast and saves 60% of bandwidth. No configuration or setup is needed.

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