How to take advantage of Imunify360

This article discusses Imunify360, a security solution for Linux web servers based on machine learning technology. Imunify360 uses a multi-layer approach to provide protection against malicious attacks and 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 servers.

How do I scan my website for malware?

Imunify360 scans 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 have been detected as malware, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
    If you do not know how to log in to your cPanel account, please see this article.
  2. In the SECURITY section of the cPanel home screen, click Imunify360:

    cPanel - Security - Imunify360

  3. The Files page appears, and lists any malicious files that have been found:

    Imunify360 Files page

    For more information on what a file’s status means, actions, what the reason means, etc. please visit https://docs.imunify360.com/user_interface/#files.

How do I tell Imunify360 to ignore certain files?

To tell Imunify360 to ignore certain files, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
    If you do not know how to log in to your cPanel account, please see this article.
  2. In the SECURITY section of the cPanel home screen, click Imunify360:

    cPanel - Security - Imunify360

  3. On the top toolbar, click Ignore list.
  4. To add a file to the ignore list, click +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 adds 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: This means that the Proactive Defense feature is not working and a system is unprotected.
    Data is logged in all modes except Disabled.
  • Log Only: This means that possible malicious activity is only logged, and no actions are performed (default mode).
  • Kill Mode: This is the highest level of protection. Scripts are terminated as soon as malicious activity is detected.
For security reasons, we highly recommend that Proactive Defense is left in Kill Mode. Please exercise extreme caution when disabling Proactive Defense.

To disable or enable Proactive Defense, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
    If you do not know how to log in to your cPanel account, please see this article.
  2. In the SECURITY section of the cPanel home screen, click Imunify360:

    cPanel - Security - Imunify360

  3. On the top toolbar, click Proactive Defence.
  4. To disable Proactive Defence, click Disabled in the Mode Settings toolbar. This disables Proactive Defence on your site.
  5. To enable Proactive Defence, click Kill Mode in the Mode settings toolbar. This enables 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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