How to configure FTP brute-force protection. FTP Detection Engine Settings. FTP server protection.
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FTP Brute-Force Protection

Protection Overview

RdpGuard protects your FTP server from brute-force attacks. It monitors FTP port and blocks attackers IP addresses when the number of failed login attempts reaches the set limit. Check out the instructions below to learn how to enable and configure FTP brute-force protection.

To enable and configure FTP brute-force protection

1. Start RdpGuard Dashboard and click on the link next to FTP

ftp protection link

FTP Protection Link in RdpGuard Dashboard

FTP Settings dialog will open:

ftp detection engine settings

FTP Detection Engine Settings

Monitoring method for FTP protocol

The following monitoring methods are supported for FTP protocol:

  • Traffic based monitoring
  • Log based monitoring

Traffic based monitoring works with any FTP server, SSL/TLS connections are not supported.

Log based monitoring works with particular FTP server's logs. SSL/TLS connections are supported.

Traffic based monitoring

The following traffic based monitoring methods are supported

  • Raw Sockets - Does not work on Windows Server 2008 or with firewalls.
  • WinPcap - Works on all Windows Editions, WinPcap must be installed.

FTP port

You may specify multiple comma-separated ports for FTP traffic monitoring.

Log based monitoring

Log based ftp monitoring

Log based FTP Monitoring

Server type

The following FTP servers are supported for now:

  • Microsoft IIS
  • FileZilla

Log files directory

Specify log files directory used by selected FTP server.

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