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 the FTP server logs (or port) and blocks the attacker's IP address when the number of failed login attempts reaches a set limit.

Please 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. Launch RdpGuard Dashboard and click the link next to FTP

ftp protection link

FTP Protection Link in RdpGuard Dashboard

The FTP Settings dialog will open:

ftp detection engine settings

FTP Detection Engine Settings. Default monitoring method is Logs.

Monitoring method for FTP protocol

The following monitoring methods are supported for FTP protocol:

Log based monitoring

Monitoring via Logs is the recommended default option. This monitoring method works with specific FTP server logs and is more resource efficient than Traffic. SSL/TLS connections and username detection are supported.

FTP server

The following FTP servers are supported for now:

Log files directory

Specify log files directory used by selected FTP server.

Traffic based monitoring

Monitoring via Traffic is the second option. This monitoring method works with any FTP server and uses more resources than Logs. SSL/TLS connections and username detection are not supported.

Traffic based FTP monitoring

FTP Monitoring via Traffic

The following traffic based monitoring methods are supported

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

FTP port

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

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