How to take advantage of Imunify360

What is Imunify360?

Imunify360 is the security solution for Linux web servers based on machine learning technology which utilizes a multi-layer approach to provide total protection against any types of malicious attacks or abnormal behavior including distributed brute force attacks. Imunify360 offers advanced firewall protection that uses cloud heuristics and artificial intelligence to detect new threats and protect all servers that run the software. The firewall is capable of defending against brute force attacks, DoS attacks, and port scans.

How do I scan my website for malware?

Imunify360 will scan your files automatically as they get created or modified. There is no need to manually scan any files.

How do I see what files have been detected as malware?

To view a list of files that were detected as malware:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
    If you do not know how to log in to your cPanel account, please see this article.
  2. On the cPanel homepage, navigate to the security section. Find the Imunify360 icon, and click it:

    Imunify360 icon in cPanel

  3. The Files page will open automatically, and will list any malicious files found:

    Imunify360 Files page

  4. For more information on what a file’s status means, actions, what the reason was given means, etc. please refer to Imunify360’s documentation on files, which can be found here:
    https://docs.imunify360.com/user_interface/#files

How do I tell Imunify360 to ignore certain files?

To tell Imunify360 to ignore certain files, please follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
    If you do not know how to log in to your cPanel account, please see this article.
  2. On the cPanel homepage, navigate to the security section. Find the Imunify360 icon, and click it:

    Imunify360 icon in cPanel

  3. Navigate to Ignore list in the top toolbar of the page.

  4. To add a file to the ignore list, click the green +Add new file or directory on the right-hand side. Add the path to the file or directory, and it will be added to the ignore list.

    Imunify360 ignore list

What is Proactive Defense and how do I enable/disable it?

Proactive Defense protects websites running PHP, against zero-day attacks by blocking potentially malicious executions automatically and with zero latency. Proactive Defense is enabled by default. It will add an additional layer of security to your website by blocking PHP scripts that contain code that could hurt your website or visitors. Proactive Defence has three modes:

  • Disabled — means that the Proactive Defense feature is not working and a system is not protected enough.
    Data is logged in all modes except Disabled.
  • Log Only — means that possible malicious activity is only logged, no actions are performed (default mode)
  • Kill Mode — the highest level of protection — the script is terminated as soon as the malicious activity is detected
Please note that it is highly recommended that Proactive Defense be left in Kill Mode on your site for security reasons. Please exercise extreme caution when disabling Proactive Defense.

To disable (or enable) Proactive Defense:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
    If you do not know how to log in to your cPanel account, please see this article.
  2. On the cPanel homepage, navigate to the security section. Find the Imunify360 icon, and click it:

    Imunify360 icon in cPanel

  3. Click Proactive Defence in the top toolbar.

  4. To disable Proactive Defence, select Disabled in the Mode Settings toolbar. This will disable Proactive Defence on your site.

  5. To enable Proactive Defence, select Kill Mode in the Mode settings toolbar. This will enable Proactive Defence on your site.

    enabling and disabling proactive defense

Need help getting off the ground?

Do you have any questions about Imunify360? We are here 24/7 to help! We have a support page where you can search the A2 Hosting Knowledgebase, submit a Support ticket, give us a call or chat live with one of our Guru Crew team members. Visit our Support page now if you need assistance:

https://my.a2hosting.com

More Information

For more information, please visit:
https://www.imunify360.com/

Article Details

  • Operating System: Linux Hosting
  • Control Panel: cPanel
  • Product: All managed hosting accounts using cPanel
  • Level: Beginner

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