Posted at July 26, 2021 at 2:35 am by Michael Lavrik
InterServer has a long-standing partnership with CloudLinux. Over the years, we have tested and implemented a variety of their key product offerings. When Imunify360 was launched a few years ago, we were eager to put it to the test. One key factor that really made this tool attractive is that Imunify seamlessly integrates with InterServer’s existing InterShield Security System .
InterShield offers similar types of security features, but with an emphasis on scanning files that are being run by the webserver. A major point of difference between InterShield & Imunify360, is that files that are modified are automatically scanned, along with running a much faster weekly scanner.
The team at CloudLinux is also great at releasing new updates that only improve upon an already successful product. Imunify360 is a proven system that continues to evolve and adapt in order to stop the constant malware attacks. In addition to keeping up with the latest malware attacks, Imunify360 is also working hard to improve scanning speeds with rapid scan, along with the upcoming hyper scan update. Additionally, the php defense continues to serve as an excellent defense for one of the most commonly exploited points on a website. At InterServer we are constantly seeking new products to enhance the user experience, with website security always being at the front of our mind.
Through the use of Imunify360, we have been able to significantly reduce our support teams workload through its ability to automatically cleanup sites and continually react to new malware.
Some of the new features continue to evolve and catch us by surprise. For instance, recently php defense showed a non-core WordPress file being blocked. The system has advanced to know what files belong, and which do not, which helps to ensure the security of our customers.
This serves as an invaluable tool and once again is a prime example of the peace of mind that it offers for both the user and the host.
Imunify360 additionally fully supports DirectAdmin, which is essential since InterServer’s Shared Hosting continues to move away from cPanel on our feature list. InterServer shared hosting continues to offer the best possible security, while we enhance our hosting experience through the use of DirectAdmin.
Imunify360 is a comprehensive security platform for web-hosting servers. It utilizes highly tailored and integrated components for proactive real-time website protection and web server security. It’s not just antivirus or WAF. Imunify360 combines an Intrusion Prevention and Detection system, a Web Application Firewall, Real-time Antivirus protection, a Network Firewall, and Patch Management components. These elements are seamlessly integrated for flawless interoperability that instantly detects, fixes, and protects from any threats that a web-hosting service may encounter.
Without automation, hosting providers are stuck finding manual ways to mitigate and remove malware. In a shared environment, this isn’t an efficient solution or manageable for server technicians. At InterServer, we were seeking a more efficient path to monitor and block malware. Shared hosting providers that use manual methods are not leveraging the tools necessary to free up technician time and protect data from malware. A lack of automation can result in several issues along with creating unnecessary work for support technicians. A shared hosting provider that does not implement security monitoring is subjected to manually having to manage security solutions. With that being said, manually managing cybersecurity is an extensive process that presents a variety of different challenges along with the high risk of human errors. Human errors can lead to catastrophic mistakes which result in critical downtime and data breaches. It’s estimated that human errors account for 60% of data breaches. As an example, Capital One Financial Corporation misconfigured security features on their web application firewall allowing an attacker to extract 100 million customer records. The data breach is still one of the biggest to date and referenced in several articles and studies.
“InterServer has been a strategic partner to the Imunify360 team while providing valuable feedback in regards to the user experience.”
Founded in 1999 InterServer has a long & rich history in the hosting industry, headquartered in Secaucus, New Jersey. InterServer, operates its own datacenter along with a robust network and infrastructure throughout the greater NYC area. Core product offerings range from webhosting, VPS, Dedicated Servers, & Colocation services. Making InterServer a one stop shop for all your hosting requirements!