Cerberus is an advanced security solution plugin, a new concept and based on a simple and durable idea - detect and remove changes caused by intruders as immediately as possible and not giving indispensable time space needed to develop attack they want, so canceling on practice, any intruders effort to compromise your site.
And an successful implementation of that powerful idea which proved day by day on practice is Cerberus application with scan time less than 1 second and extremely small resources footprint. With Cerberus application, you'll protect, efficiently, your internet presence and gain peace of mind about your site safety.
Cerberus is an advanced security solution plugin and based on a simple and durable idea - detect and remove changes caused by intruders as immediately as possible and not giving indispensable time space needed to develop attack they want, so canceling on practice, any intruders effort to compromise your site.
And an successful implementation of that powerful idea which proved day by day on practice is Cerberus application.
This concept going to replace obsolete conception of one scan per day, which give to intruder all time they need to completion their malicious activity. Many of us had this bitter experience. So, while site being protected efficiently, give the necessary comfort to investigate further eventual intruders incidents, which successfully was cancelled, to get fixed discovered site vulnerabilities. Consequently tuning Cerberus application better.
Cerberus is consisted mainly of two scanning devices. One is use classic way to record site file system and its md5-ed content. This is slow but durable device where are implemented various options provided by Cerberus control panel to specialize device response function to fit to any possible demands.
And an other device (Guard) which borrow basic options as search options, ignored folders, scan file types, etc. Have extremely small resources footprint and mainly devoted to track down any changes caused by intruders in immediate response.
Some numbers, to assess efficiency of that device:
by classic scanning device needed ~ 150 to 200 seconds for scanning an average middle size site (CMS) with about ~16000 files. And less than one second for Guard device (measured when device is on crone job mode, else when displayed spend ~3 to 4 seconds).
Some compromises in favor to speed response of Guard device are:
a) in case of file detected as threat (defined in Cerberus Configuration - at field "Scan file types") respect all settings for scan filtering( provided by control panel settings) but not redirecting to application jail folder, simple erase it.
b) in case of unregistered folder detected as threat no any processing or filtering is implements. Simply erase new (eventually malicious) folder.
A few milliseconds gained by these restrictions are too valuable in straggle of removing immediately if possible malware interventions.
Certain measures have been taken to make time costly to find Cerberus application hosting folder to get access to Cerberus application control panel to disable Cerberus application.
a) Cerberus hosting folder name is set out from control panel and, as best naming approach to be masked, maybe to set to some similar name as names used in your site.
b) Even if intruders finds hosting folder a 100 bytes access codes to control panel will be demanded.
c) Access to Cerberus control panel is possible only from plugin back-end - tab "Plugin" | "Cerberus command panel link" | "Go to Cerberus command panel".
d) Access duration of Cerberus control panel is varies from 5 minutes to 6 hours and set out from tab "Options" | "Control panel access duration".
And most important:
Even if intruders will remove host folder and its content, damage they will cause not affect normal functioning of Cerberus application and only application communications will be lost temporary, which recoverable from Cerberus application by itself automatically. However, the Cerberus application continue functioning normally on full extent, ruining intruders malignant plans.
Thus with Cerberus application, you'll protect, efficiently, your internet presence and gain peace of mind about your site safety, which is the precious good in nowadays .