Sitestash has been working on an extensive network control system, which will allow customers to create firewall rules that take effect on our main network. This eliminates the need for dedicated server customers and colocation customers to install firewalls, as they are fully protected via the Sitestash firewalls on their upstream connection.
Rule sets are created, updated, and removed via the customer portal. This also prevents a user from getting locked out of their server because of a mistake in the firewall configuration. Since the rules are controlled via the customer portal, if a customer does happen to create a rule that locks them out, they aren’t locked out of the portal so the rule can easily be removed.
Another feature that may make it into the customer portal is traffic snapshots, so at at given time a customer can capture a snapshot of traffic passing to and from a selected IP block that is assigned to them. Snapshots will include information such as:
– Source Address and port
– Destination Address and port
– TX and RX rate
Inside the portal will be displaying rule set templates showing more advanced rules that can help protect against certain types of DoS (Denial of Service) attacks and port scanners.
We hope to have our software finished soon, so that all dedicated server and colocation customers can make use of it. There will also be NO increase in price for this service.
We at Sitestash believe this new service paired up with our future selection of premium bandwidth providers, will provide customers a very relaxing experience in managing their network and firewall features.
Note: We don’t offer this as an excuse for our customers to not run a firewall at all, you will always have more detailed customization and security by running your own firewall under ours.