Security

IP Blocking

Blocking malicious IP addresses prevents attacks, keeps your customer data safe, and reduces unneeded load on your origin servers.

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Block unwanted traffic quickly and easily.

IP Blocking is a type of website security that blocks specific IP addresses or ranges of IP address from browsing your website and performing potentially malicious activities.

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With IP blocking you can easily control who reaches your web application servers from within the Section portal. Once an address or range of addresses is added to your blacklist, all requests from that IP will be blocked from going through Section.

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When you see attacks or malicious activity occurring you can immediately add the offending IP addresses to your blacklist. Requests will be blocked within seconds, protecting both your application and your visitors.

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Spammers, bots, and attackers can result in poor user experience for legitimate visitors. Your website can slow down trying to respond to an influx of requests, and attackers may target customer data. By blocking threats, you will improve UX for the visitors you care about.

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DoS attacks send hundreds or thousands of requests to your application at once, slowing it down and sometimes even taking it offline. Immediately identify and block the addresses making these requests so that your website stays online.

Improve your website security with Section.

IP Blocking is an easily managed feature available in the Section portal. You can immediately be alerted to unusual activity and then respond by blocking the offending IP addresses. This feature is a part of Section’s suite of application security tools, which include several advanced web application firewalls.

Section also provides you the ability to test before deployment and immediately identify issues via log management and real-time metrics, meaning that websites using Section cache more content, scale faster, and block more threats than with any other solution.

Technical Details

IP Blocking

Block a specific visitor by IP address or block an entire country or countries. Within seconds of adding an IP address or CIDR Block (Classless Inter-Domain Routing Block), these IP addresses will be prevented from reaching your application origin. Requests for an application can be blocked by IP address or routing prefix.

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