Cloud server security provider Dome9 Security (www.dome9.com) announced at HostingCon that it now supports the WordPress.org platform hosted on cloud, dedicated and virtual private servers. The company also announced that it has partnered with CloudFlare through its Apps marketplace.
Dome9 Security delivers automated cloud security management-as-a-service for public and private clouds as well as dedicated and VPS.
According to a press release, WordPress (www.wordpress.org) supports SSL-based administration for securing its servers but encrypts only communications between the browser and the server.
Dome9 says that with its solution, administrative ports for WordPress websites are closed by default, and access is available on-demand via Dome9 Central. So when a hacker browses to the WordPress login page they are blocked from seeing the page at all. This enables WordPress administrators to secure the communications and the server access so no unauthorized person can access the website.
“Securing WordPress sites with Dome9 is fast and easy, and provides a critical layer of security for today’s most popular website and blog platform,” Dave Meizlik, Dome9 VP of marketing said in a statement. “Dome9’s unique Secure Access Lease technology automates WordPress server access, closing all administrative ports by default and ensuring only authorized administrators have access when and how they need. This prevents hackers from even reaching the WordPress admin login page.”
Dome9 manages cloud server security across hosting platforms including Amazon EC2, Rackspace, GoGrid and now WordPress.
In a separate press release, Dome9 says its partnership with CloudFlare (www.cloudflare.com) will protect customers’ websites and servers from attack and unauthorized access as well.
At the end of August, Dome9’s cloud and hosted security service will be available through the CloudFlare Apps marketplace. Customers can provision Dome9 in minutes to secure access to servers with centralized billing through CloudFlare.
“Dome9 has introduced the ability to dynamically close ports and protect servers in virtual and cloud environments, and with Dome9 we are pleased to offer additional security options to our customers,” Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of CloudFlare said in a statement.
Recently, CloudFlare Apps added GlobalSign Hack Alert to its marketplace.