Astra saved my website from the dreaded Japanese SEO hack. Have used Astra for my website's security ever since & super happy to see dozens of attacks being stopped & the support I've received Ingrid Kjelling
Owner, IK Photography

[Lesson 10] Why Your Website Needs a Firewall?

Being a webmaster, you have to take care of numerous aspects of your website. And, if you are running an online business then there are furthermore things to occupy your mind. From designing, to development, to marketing, to management, clearly you have enough on your plate.

This lack of time & attention makes it hard to look after your website’s security 24*7. No doubt, it is the most overlooked aspect. But, what if you could deploy someone or something to look after your website twenty-four seven? A firewall a best utility to do that.


How a firewall helps?

A firewall makes web security easier for you. It is nothing but a continuous monitoring system for your website. It guards your website by filtering good traffic from bad traffic. In fact, a firewall like Astra’s also identifies the hacker from past behaviour and automatically blocks them. It blocks notorious IP addresses and discourages possible attacks.


Here are the distinct features of the Astra firewall:

Step 1. Filtering good traffic from bad traffic and blocking the unwanted web traffic. 

Step 2. Blocking coming threats like, SQLi, brute force attacks, CSRF, DDoS attacks, LFI, RFI, Cross-site scripting, bad bots, Spam, and other zero-day exploits

Step 3. Apart from being intuitive it is also an intelligent firewall for detecting patterns of attacks and configure itself for the next attack.

Step 4. The Astra firewall is also a great way to block/whitelist IP addresses.

Step 5. Further, Astra’s WAF also enhances speed and performance in a website.


Speed and security are two desirable aspects of a website security and a firewall improves both. Moreover, in this growing age of online threats and attacks a firewall is a must.

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