Web Application-Specific Firewall Released

To maximize Web Application Firewall effectiveness (cover as many attacks as possible), yet minimize “false-positives” for them, our WAF is been automated to be more accurate.

This web application firewall auto-configurator generates a set of rules on a per-domain basis, taking into consideration the content management system (WordPress, Joomla, etc)), that you install on the website.  

It works in the background scanning domains for the installed CMS each day.

And once it is done, it completely rebuilds the configuration based on the detected software. 

The main benefits of this feature is a complete reduce in false-positive hits caused by rules designed for applications that aren’t installed on the web site.

For now, this feature is limited to customers in Portland, Oregon using the hostname: west.cpanel.