Abivia has implemented significant new security measures on all shared Canadian hosting plans. These features are in place for both managed and unmanaged plans. These measures include:
This is a significant improvement in the robustness and reliability of our hosting plans. The real-time exploit detection will be of major benefit to web applications such as Joomla, Wordpress, and others. When a hacker attempts to exploit a vulnerability, either in the application itself or in an extension/plugin, servers will immediately quarantine known exploits and prevent them from functioning. Activity logs will help us identify the attack vector and we will work with developers to close the vulnerability.
We expect these improvements will dramatically reduce the occurrence of hacked web sites for all shared hosting accounts. Servers will also respond better in the face of brute force and denial of service attacks.
Specific benefits by account type:
As with all new security measures, these systems may cause some applications to experience difficulties. We will work with all customers who experience issues to ensure that their applications function normally.
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