The Best Ways to Secure WordPress

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On our Managed WordPress hosting platform, we strive to ensure security with regularly scheduled patches and updates. By utilizing our intrusion prevention software, we mitigate malicious activity and block repeated failed logins for your WordPress admin portal. Furthermore, our web-application firewall, restricts unneeded ports along with custom rules to help protect you on the application level. We take care of the administration work so you can spend more time securing your site. Below our Managed WordPress admins share tested (and trusted) implementations to keep your site locked up tight. Continue reading “The Best Ways to Secure WordPress”

Best Practices for Firewall Rules

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Basic Firewall Rules

In a firewall rule, the action component decides if it will permit or block traffic. It has an action on match feature. For example, if the traffic matches the components of a rule, then it will be permitted to connect to the network. It is essential to consider the potential security risks when modifying a firewall rule to avoid future issues. Following best practices for configuring firewalls can help you maximize the effectiveness of your solution.

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An Introduction to Firewalls

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What is a firewall?

A firewall is a protective layer for your server that monitors and filters incoming and outgoing network traffic. It uses a set of rules to determine to allow or block specific network traffic. Firewalls can prevent unauthorized use before reaching your servers. Firewalls can be hardware or software based. In network security, the first line of defense that should always be used is a firewall.

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