Running a web service leaves you exposed in a lot of different ways. A security vulnerability in the web server software or any of the additional modules needed to run the site can result in a compromised server, lost data, and downtime. As a compromised server costs a lot to restore in terms of time and resources it pays to have the best security possible in place, and ModSecurity is an essential tool to protect your web service. This book aims to show you how to protect your server using ModSecurity as an important layer to prevent intrusions and detect intrusion attempts.
What ModSecurity is
ModSecurity is a web application firewall. Much like a traditional firewall, it filters incoming and outgoing data and is able to stop traffic that ...