Today, we share to look at the difference between these web protections you can find in the web hosting market. They are popular and if you are comparing to some enterprise solutions, they are affordable especially good for SME.
Web protection is necessary for today cybersecurity for websites are built using outsourced frameworks. But, what is good for you? There is nothing that does 100% protection. Ultimately, you might have to use a few tools to help you achieve a more complete solution.
The idea of this article is to help you understand their characteristics. A better understanding of how you can protect your websites. Let’s get started. There are pros and cons of each type of this kind of services and some can do more, but you have to pay more.
Sucuri Firewall pro you do not need to install any software apart that update your DNS zone records for the website. Unless you want to scan your website files in the least 6 hours internet. You just need to upload a PHP file.
Sucuri will handshake with your website in TLS protocol, to scan files for that particular website. Sucuri Firewall Pro subscription is per website basis regardless it is a sub-domain website. However, it is more expensive if you are protecting more website. Also, it has created more failure points, they are the DNS, Sucuri and the webserver.
Patchman and Imunify360 install software onto the server, an agent for Patchman in fact. These 2 services are limited to Linux OS. You cannot install them onto a Windows OS. Patchman focuses on the websites use an opensource application like WordPress, Joomla etc on the server,
Imunity360 focus more on web server security. Patchman is very detailed on the vulnerability detected and the remedial action can be taken but I’m not sure it is limited to the known application only, it doesn’t give additional info on pure HTML website.
However, it still does a Full server scan. Patchman has 3 versions. The 1st 2 are categorised as commerce or non-commerce website and the most expensive is for all the opensource application. For detail, please visit their website https://www.patchman.co/.
I think these solutions are depending on what you will need. If you have a lot of opensource application built websites, Patchman will be best and you get most out of it. However, if you don’t, and you have plenty of resource Imunify360 might work for you.
Personally I like Sucuri but it will be expensive if you have many websites to protect. The reasons that I’m liking Sucuri are because it offloads your server. Any attacks are not on the origin server but on the proxies. This has greatly improved the server’s performance.
I have servers installed with Imunify360. So far customers are happy with them. You can schedule a scan, clean malware-infected files, proactive defence and it comes with KernelCare.
I recommend KernelCare, it is a must-have if you have a Linux server. It ensures you have the latest kernel to keep out of any security vulnerability in a kernel.