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What is the Security Advisor Feature

Posted by Allura on 21 03 2018.

A Brief Overview
This feature, known as the Security Advisor, is easy to handle and access. It runs security scans on a given server and then advises one about how to resolve any security issues that it possibly comes across.

It can be accessed in the Security Centre segment.

Decoding the Scan
The moment one accesses the Security Advisor interface, it automatically runs a scan on the server. A list of issues will appear containing the following color-coded information –

 	Red – This, self-evidently, indicates that there is a grave security issue that must be addressed It serves as a security warning and recommendation for corrective action to be taken.
 	Yellow – This is also indicative of a security issue, however in a less severe degree. Yellow means that a possibly critical issue is developing and needs to be investigated immediately and then actively resolved.
 	Gray – This color is indicative of a different…

A Brief Overview

This feature, known as the Security Advisor, is easy to handle and access. It runs security scans on a given server and then advises one about how to resolve any security issues that it possibly comes across.

It can be accessed in the Security Centre segment.

Decoding the Scan

The moment one accesses the Security Advisor interface, it automatically runs a scan on the server. A list of issues will appear containing the following color-coded information –

  • Red – This, self-evidently, indicates that there is a grave security issue that must be addressed It serves as a security warning and recommendation for corrective action to be taken.
  • Yellow – This is also indicative of a security issue, however in a less severe degree. Yellow means that a possibly critical issue is developing and needs to be investigated immediately and then actively resolved.
  • Gray – This color is indicative of a different issue altogether. It indicates what is known as a ‘Permissions’ Issue, implying that the user has an unusual level of access. It is also a reminder to investigate these permissions issues and an urge to resolve them as soon as possible.
  • Green: Finally, of course, there is Green. This color indicates that there is no apparent security issue at hand and hence no need for corrective action at the time.

Resolving Security Issues

Conveniently, most of the Alert boxes include a link to the particular WHM interface that allows one to resolve the issue at hand.

For example, If there is an issue relating to the  ‘Brute Force Protection’ on the server, One will receive a Warning coded in red, containing a link to the respective WHM interface that enables one to trigger the server’s Brute Force Protection systems.

Conclusion

After following the suggested steps and resolving whatever issue may have cropped up one needs to Scan the server once more to check the effectiveness of actions taken. This can be done by simply selecting the Scan Again option and getting the statistics and the confirmation of the issues just resolved.

This feature is thus extremely efficient and quick and enables one to deal with potentially threatening security issues immediately and without delay, thereby ensuring that they do not proliferate and become potentially harmful to the respective server, permissions issues that may affect the smooth functioning of a server are also identified and addressed.