According to Trend Micro, ransomware attacks on Linux servers increased by 75% in the first half of 2022. At the same time, the number of total threats grew by 52% compared to the same period in 2021. And this is not a one-off increase, it’s part of a continuous rise in cyberattacks that has been happening for two decades. If you are a business or organisation that uses a Linux server, the most popular operating system for websites and applications, this growing risk means cyber security has to be a cornerstone of your IT operations. To help you implement all-around protection, here we take a close look at Imunify360, a specialist tool for Linux that fortifies your server against a comprehensive range of threats.
What is Imunify360?
Imunify360 is a next-gen security tool that uses AI to ringfence your Linux server with six robust layers of security. As a result, it helps to prevent systems from being breached by malicious attacks that can wreak havoc on your data and operations. It can identify and locate both existing and evolving threats, and with its built-in artificial intelligence, it can adapt its multi-layer security to prevent all types of attacks from reaching your server, applications and website. In addition, it eradicates further vulnerabilities in your system by carrying out deep scanning and installing security patches for you.
Imunify360 – a security tool with powerful features
Aside from deploying artificial intelligence to seek and destroy existing and evolving threats, Imunify360 comes complete with an arsenal of powerful features which, together, create the multi-layered fortification needed to keep Linux servers secure from today’s threats. Here we examine what those features are.
- Web application firewall
Firewalls are an essential part of any security policy and with Imunify360, you get an advanced web application firewall with sophisticated capabilities, including the benefit of herd immunity. The firewall works around the clock to monitor, filter and block malicious traffic targeting your website or other web apps and, for additional data protection, it prevents any unauthorised data from leaving your server. With the firewall in place, your server is defended against a broad spectrum of threats, including SQL injection, DoS attacks, port scans, cross-site scripting (XSS) and brute force attacks. In addition, it uses AI to stop unauthorised users from gaining access to your system, data and apps.
Antivirus+ is Imunify360’s powerful antivirus feature. While it uses an enormous library of known malware to identify and block existing threats, it has two other specialist capabilities. Artificial intelligence enables it to seek out features in existing threats to identify and block new ones, and it also carries our deobfuscation, the identification and removal of malicious stealth code that buries itself in the depths of your file system. Imunify360 lets you implement deobfuscation with one click, enabling you to remove those hidden threats that are often silently waiting to be activated.
- Intrusion detection and prevention system
Imunify360 comes with a built-in intrusion detection and prevention system. This powerful tool has a deny policy that works to consistently detect and block any IP address that has the potential to be a threat. At the same time, it comprehensively scans every file on your server, looking for malware. For additional security, this system also reduces the possibility of identifying false positives and negatives, as a result, it is far more accurate at spotting genuine threats, preventing you from being caught out.
- Hardened PHPAny outdated software can have vulnerabilities that a cybercriminal will seek to exploit, so besides updating your operating system and applications, if you have a website, it is also vital that your PHP version is kept up to date. With Imunify360, this is taken care of automatically as the tool will regularly update and patch the PHP version you are using.
- Kernel live-patching
As the kernel controls every operation running on your server, it is the most vital element of your operating system. Indeed, should the kernel be compromised, the implications could be disastrous. Just as with your PHP, Imunify360 carries out kernel patching automatically, ensuring vulnerabilities are removed. What’s particularly useful about Imunify360, however, is that it does the patching live. As a result, you won’t have to reboot the server afterwards and so won’t suffer any downtime.
- Control panel integration
Control panels make running and managing your server far easier. With Imunify360, they also make it easier to keep your Linux server secure. This is because Imunify360 can easily integrate with your control panel so that you can access all its features from there. As a result, you won’t need a separate set of login credentials to access it.
Keeping hackers and malware at bay has become an enormous and costly burden for businesses and organisations. For those with Linux servers, Imunify360 provides an all-in-one security solution that delivers robust and wide-ranging protection around the clock. Simple to install and implement, it can provide the reassurance you need in next to no time. For more information, visit our Imunify360 page.