Getting started with Imunify360

Advanced Firewall
Malware Scanning
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Imunify360 will work out-of-the-box so that you can start protecting your servers instantly. The default settings will be sufficient in most cases, but if you’d like to configure some of the features, navigate to the Settings tab in the dashboard.

Let’s review the options available in the General section of Settings.

Here, you can install or uninstall Alt-PHP or KernelCare by just clicking on the proper button and it will deploy or disable automatically. You will be able to see the installation log directly on this page.

DoS Protection settings allow you to enter the number of simultaneous connections from each IP allowed before the IP is blocked. The default value is set to 250, but you can edit that number in the Max Connections field.

In the Check delay field, you can specify the number of seconds between each DoS detection check. It is set to 10 seconds by default, which means Imunify360 will try to detect DoS attack every 10 seconds.

In Auto White List section, you can select the option to allows automatically whitelisting of IPs that are already using Imunify360 console, such as your IP for example.

In the Timeout field of this section, enter the number of minutes after which IP will be removed from the white list. By setting Timeout to “0”, those IPs would be added to the whitelist permanently.

In the Logs section, you can set the minimal level of severity of incidents that will allow those types of incidents to be displayed on the dashboard in the Incidents tab. If you lower the log level, you’ll be able to see all the incidents with the lowest impact, but a much higher number of those. If you change log level to a higher number, you’ll see only more severe incidents. After the setting of 6, you will see only incidents for which Imunify360 blocks IPs. Note that the setting descriptions under each number will provide some guidance.

In Autocleanup configuration, you can set the number of days for which to keep the incidents and the maximum number of incidents to keep.

If you reduce the number of days from the currently set number, the incidents that are falling outside of that period will be permanently deleted.

The following options are available in the Malware settings:

Automatically scan all modified files enables auto scanning of all changed files in user’s directories. However, at this moment this feature is not available and will be coming soon.

An option to enable automatic scanning of all uploaded to the website files is enabled by default.

Move files to quarantine will enable or disable automatic quarantining of suspicious files detected by the malware scanner.

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