Merlin CDN and Cyber Attacks

In recent years, many web applications have developed with the ease of connecting to the internet. But there are many security vulnerabilities on web-based services due to the inability to keep up with the progress speed of internet technology.

These vulnerabilities have caused malicious third parties to become capable of attacking to the websites.

According to the study of ATLAS Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT), the DDoS attacks in the first quarter of 2021 increased by 31% compared to the same period of last year. The experts state that if these attacks cannot be avoided, there will be 10 million attacks in total in the coming years.

You can read our article “New: ERWALL Linux Firewall Automation” to increase your server security against cyber attacks.

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Don’t put at risk your cyber security

A website can give the impression as “Everything is okay” at first glance and it can be hard to notice that it is vulnerable against dangers.

The most important factor in this issue is the vulnerabilities on the web applications. Web applications that have difficulty in adapting to the new developments can be exposed to cyber attacks.

Regardless of large or small, all websites may be faced with the cyber attacks and these attacks can easily damage these sites and result in theft of data. Website and web application administrators may need support or tools to protect their users from these attacks.

These tools, which are effective against cyber attacks, have been developed to protect websites against system vulnerabilities.

How Merlin provide the cyber security for your website?

Merlin allows your website to be protected at maximum level by using many tools to ensure your cyber security. With its CDN and WAF (Web Application Firewall) services, Merlin protects your website against cyber attacks both directly and indirectly.

In this way, while optimizing your website, you won’t neglect your cyber security at the same time.

Save your site from crashing down with Merlin CDN

Without Merlin CDN service, all incoming requests are responded through your origin server. And this means that your whole traffic is moving through the same bandwidth. The high traffic values showing the traffic peak on your origin server, may cause “site crash” due to not being able to handle this traffic.

These sudden traffic peaks can also occur naturally or as a result of malicious cyber attacks by third parties.

With the widebands of CDN servers, we prevent your origin servers from crashing down due to excessive requests at traffic peaks.

Thus you will ensure that the normal flow of your site will not disrupted and you will get rid of the technical costs you may experience after site crashes.

Enhance your website security performance with WAF

WAF (Web Application Firewall) is an advanced firewall tool to promote the cyber security of your web applications. WAF acts as a reverse proxy, standing between the users and your server.

The main activity of WAF is to protect your web application from malicious requests before reaching it and to redirect the innocent requests to your site.

One of the aims of WAF is to enable you to easily focus on other things to be done without worrying about your site security.

Manage your requests with restrictions on WAF

WAF protects your web application from many cyber attacks by automatically blocking the malicious requests with managed rules.

Also you can block the requests with the custom rules thanks to the restriction features of WAF.

Restrict the countries on your blacklist

In addition to the automatically blocked malicious requests, if there are countries where cyber attacks may come from, you can block them with the country restriction feature of WAF. You can easily restrict the countries with one click from Merlin panel and in this way, you can enhance your cyber security.

Thus, you will put a firewall between your web application and the countries with malicious third parties.

Take the control of the IP Addresses

Another important feature of WAF technology is the IP address restriction.

With this feature, you can restrict the visitors coming from unwanted IP addresses.

Prevent cyber attacks with one click

With simple and easy-to-use management panel of Merlin, you can easily protect your web application from top 10 different cyber attacks.

All you have to do is activating the buttons next to the cyber attacks on the Merlin panel. These most known cyber attacks cause to severe damages or cost of repairs for your site.

10 cyber attacks easily blocked with Merlin

You can start restricting the cyber attacks set out below and enhance your cyber security with Merlin.

You can restrict the OWASP Top 10 cyber attacks on our panel; these are:

  • Injection
  • Broken authentication
  • Sensitive data exposure
  • XML external entities (XXE)
  • Broken access control
  • Security misconfigurations
  • Cross site scripting (XSS)
  • Insecure deserialization
  • Using components with known vulnerabilities
  • Insufficient logging and monitoring

If you want to protect your site from these attacks and make your site more secure, you can start using Merlin CDN with 10$ free credit.