Add Fail2ban as module for Plesk
Add fail2ban as module in Plesk to protect better the server.
Since this function is available for preview in Plesk 12.0 for 3 months already and very soon will become publicly available, we are marking this request as closed.
- learn further details at Release Notes http://download1.parallels.com/Plesk/PP12/12.0/release-notes/parallels-plesk-panel-12.0-for-linux.html
- download Plesk 12.0 and review this function in details https://sp.parallelsnetwork.com/parallels-plesk-panel-12-partner-preview/ (sign up required)
- join the preview conversation at
If you have already tried Fail2ban in Plesk 12.0
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Thank you very much
Dimitris G commented
Great news! I am looking forward to it :)
How can block country IP ?
You might also consider randomization bantimes between a min-max bantime to further avoid flooding of networks else you risk having an attack repeat itself when the unban action is performed.
For anyone looking for a comprehensive solution that will work with both Plesk 11 and Plesk 12
Juggernaut Security and Firewall
We also prefer APF/BFD
I hope this coming in next time. var/log/secure have here hundred thousand of lines....
paddy o herlihy commented
Great to see its moved to planned.
I use CSF (from cPanel) instead Fail2ban. It is very easy to instal and you can configure from web.
I yous Fail2Ban on my plesk servers to but a default module where perfect.
Miguel Sosa commented
we prefer APF Firewall + BFD
Se debe añadir por defecto, ténganlo en cuenta please...
Hudson Digital commented
I think this is a no brainier... been using it for years with no problem. It is easy to install but then easy to have pre-installed.
I use fail2ban on all my servers with plesk, it is easy to install but it would be great if Plesk install it by default
any news for this feature request?
Fail2ban is must have! I'm using it since first day on all other servers.
Either that or some other, similar functionality would be more than welcome.
There are many good ideas on this forum but I think, this is one of the most important. Safety first!