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How to make your website secure using Cloudbric WAF?

April 6, 2023

In any modern business, having adequate security measures in place is crucial for protecting your website, especially e-commerce businesses that handle customer data and payment information. Part of these measures includes identifying possible vulnerabilities that could be exploited as well as any attempts made by hackers. This is where Cloubric WAF comes in. Cloudbric WAF is a website security service offered to xneelo customers that includes a threat monitoring system that detects and blocks potential threats in real-time. It also provides a user-friendly dashboard that lets you manage and monitor your own website security easily. 

Cloudbric WAF acts as a firewall to shield your website and website applications (like WordPress and Joomla) against hackers. It guards against suspicious and malicious website traffic, which specifically looks for opportunities to exploit weaknesses in your website’s code.

Cloudbric WAF costs R149 per month per domain, with a free, one-month trial.

How Cloudbric WAF works

There could be weak code in your web design or web applications, that makes your website vulnerable to exploitation by hackers. Cloudbric WAF keeps an active list of the exploitative attempts made by hackers and permanently blocks them. The hacking commands are added to a blacklist within hours of the discovery.

Cloudbric WAF does not fix weaknesses that may exist in your code. Rather, it disables attempts to exploit the weaknesses.

Cloudbric WAF dashboard

A comprehensive Cloudbric WAF dashboard is available in the xneelo Control Panel. The dashboard reflects, among other things, the number of hacking attempts that were prevented on your website and where on your website the exploitation attempts were made. 

Quick, easy activation

Activate Cloudbric WAF by following a few clicks on your Control Panel. Since a DNS update to the Cloudbric WAF server is required, a few hours for propagation will be needed. Your website’s smooth functioning and its efficacy would not be affected at all during this period. 

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Reduced risk of exploitation

The risk of exploitation of weak code never completely disappears, but it is greatly reduced with Cloudbric WAF. Hackers constantly seek new entry points to exploit websites. Similar to anti-virus applications, as these exploits are discovered, Cloudbric WAF adds them to their list and permanently blocks them.

xneelo hosts Cloudbric WAF locally, and there are no noticeable latency issues. Our partnership with Cloudbric WAF is just one more way that we’re making it easier for you to succeed online, in a safe, secure environment.  

Looking for more value-for-money add-ons? Learn how a CDN can improve your page speed here.  

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