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Spam FireWall – how to reduce CPU usage on website and to block DDoS attacks

The CleanTalk SpamFirewall manages and filtres all inbound HTTP traffic to protect web sites from spam bots and to reduce the load on the web servers.

CleanTalk has got an advanced option “Spam FireWall” for WordPress and Joomla!, this option allows blocking the most active spam bots before they get access to web site. It prevents loading of pages of the web site by spam bots, so your web server doesn’t need perform all scripts on these pages. Also it prevents scanning of pages of the web site spam bots.

Therefore Spam FireWall significantly can reduce the load on your web server.

Spam FireWall also makes Cleantalk the two-step protection from spam bots. Spam FireWall is the first step and it blocks the most active spam bots, CleanTalk Anti-Spam is the second step and it checks all other requests on the web site in the moment before submit comments/registers and etc.

How Spam FireWall works

• The visitor enters to your web site.
• HTTP request data is checked of the nearly 5,8 million of certain IP spam bots
• If it is an active spam bot, it gets a blank page, if it is a visitor then it gets a site page. This is completely transparent to the visitors.

All the CleanTalk Spam FireWall activity is being logged in the process of filtering. The logs will be available for viewing in CleanTalk Dashboard since 10/15/2015.

Spam FireWall DDos Protection
Spam FireWall can mitigate the HTTP/HTTPS DDoS attacks. When an intruder makes use of GET/POST requests to attacks on your website. Spam FireWall blocks all requests from the bad IP addresses. Your website will issue give for infringer a special page instead of the website pages. Therefore Spam FireWall can help to reduce of CPU usage on your server.

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Spam FireWall – how to reduce CPU usage on website and to block DDoS attacks
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