How does Polaris protect your website?
What does Polaris do?
Polaris provides DNS security and monitors traffic accessing your website for any malicious activities. This protects your websites from various types of attacks, including those on the OWASP Top 10 List
as well as DDoS attacks. Polaris is extremely customisable and you can tailor the various settings to suit your needs.
What happens when a visitor connects to your website?
When a user's browser sends a request to your website, the request is sent via the internet to Polaris Edge Servers. There, our systems inspects the request for any malicious content which could be used to execute XSS attacks or other forms of injection. If your website has specific plug-ins, you are also able to configure Polaris to screen HTTP requests to those plug-in API endpoints.
Once it has been deemed safe, the request is sent to your website (Origin Server) where it will be processed. Similarly, the response is sent to our Edge Server before it is sent to the visitor. This way, the Origin Server IP will not be known to the visitor.
You are able to configure how Polaris reacts and responds to requests, and effectively use Polaris to mitigate and prevent threats that can affect your website.
Feel free to check out these articles:
- Incident Response
- Custom Rules
- Threat Intelligence
How can CSP and CORS protect your website?
Content Security Policy (CSP)CSP is a browser mechanism that can help detect and prevent some type of common web attacks, such as Cross-Site Scripting (XSS). As most modern websites require dynamic content to be loaded, it is important that ...
Getting Started with Polaris
Thank you for using Polaris to secure your website. This guide will go through the basics of setting up your website(s) on Polaris and how to navigate the interface. The guide will also help you understand the various settings and what they mean for ...
Polaris IP Addresses
Once configured under Polaris, Origin Servers should not accept any other traffic. If you are having difficulty accessing your website after turning on Polaris protection, please add the following IP addresses to your domain whitelist: IPv4 List: ...
Polaris Loading Screen (Browser Integrity Check)
What is the loading screen? When a user first connects to a website protected by Polaris, there is a loading screen informing them that the website is protected by Polaris and that they would be redirected shortly, this is part of the browser ...
What are some of the attack types that Polaris detects?
Polaris identifies a vast amount of threats that might occur against your site. While the contents in this article are not exhaustive, it covers the more widespread attack types that are likely to occur against your site, and are also listed under ...