ParisAnd 26 April 2022 /PRNewswire/- CrowdSecThe ParisToday, the software-based collaborative cybersecurity solution announced that its open source software has expanded its compatibility to include Windows, Synology, OPNSense, and Magento. These new synergies extend CrowdSec’s ability to detect, block and share intelligence about cyberattacks among the user community, and employ crowdsourcing to make the Internet a safer place for everyone. Having previously supported the most popular Linux-based distributions, CrowdSec’s extended compatibility portfolio can now integrate with and support additional platforms and operating systems.
At a time when cyber attacks against both public and private entities are on the rise, CrowdSec is leveraging tens of thousands of users in over 150 countries to identify cybersecurity actors and create a database of malicious IP addresses for all members of society to block, creating a real-time Crowdsourcing CTI (Cyber Threat Intelligence Database). To date, CrowdSec users have reported more than two million malicious IP addresses, with it expanding to additional operating systems expanding the range of Internet users it can protect. Here are the details of CrowdSec’s compatibility with these platforms and operating systems:
CrowdSec has released an ALPHA version of its Microsoft Windows port, which comes with several new features specific to Windows, including RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol); SMB: A client-server protocol that allows access to resources on a network to protect against brute force detection; IIS log analyzer; SQL Server brute force detection; Windows Firewall port scan revealed. This also includes a Windows Firewall Repair Agent, which works with Windows Firewall to automatically drop IP addresses blocked by CrowdSec.
As the most popular NAS (Network Attached Storage) solution in the b2c market, Synology naturally attracts cyberattacks. The latest attack Brute force attacks appeared on exposed Internet login credentials, checking for weak or default usernames and passwords and, if successful, introducing the StealthWorker malware. However, with CrowdSec installed, Synology servers can prevent any brute force attacks or any other scenarios, providing an easy-to-deploy yet powerful layer of protection for Synology NAS solutions.
OPNSense is a popular FreeBSD distribution, designed for security and offers advanced firewall and secure routing services. CrowdSec’s open source port allows users to integrate community-created IP blocklists from CrowdSec with the OPNsense firewall and set up new firewall rules. OPNSense users will also be able to exploit CrowdSec to its full potential by using a command line proxy, setting up specific guards and managing the list of applicable rules.
Magento, used by millions of websites, is the most popular e-commerce platform, which also makes it one of the most popular targets for cyber attacks. A common problem for e-commerce sites is false positives, i.e. legitimate users whose behavior can arouse suspicion, such as multiple login attempts due to forgotten passwords. Instead of blocking the user directly, CrowdSec will direct Magento to display a CAPTCHA to make sure that the bots are blocked, but that legitimate users can go ahead and complete their work.
“We have always taken a team approach to cybersecurity, and part of that is making our solution available to as many users as possible, across as many operating systems and platforms as possible,” said CrowdSec CEO and Founder. Philip Homo. “Fighting cybercriminals and making the internet a safer place for everyone is in part a numbers game, so expanding our compatibility with some of the most widely used platforms such as OPNSense and Magento, as well as operating systems such as Windows and Synology has been a natural progression. We look forward to continuing to Our list of compatible software will increase in the future.”
For additional information and a complete list of systems that CrowdSec is compatible with, please visit https://crowdsec.net/.
depends on Paris Founded in 2019, CrowdSec is a collaborative and open source IPS generating CTI from the public. CrowdSec takes a collaborative approach to cybersecurity by analyzing behaviors, responding to attacks, and sharing signals across the community. Learn more through https://crowdsec.net/