About Packet Patrol™
Packet Patrol™ is our own in-house managed firewalling system. It resides on dedicated hardware and all of our traffic is routed through the firewall. We also ensure that the fail-over standby equipment is ready and running in the event one of the uplink Packet Patrol™ firewalls fail.
Basic Packet Patrol™ service
This level of firewalling is included free of charge with all fully dedicated servers, or for $10.00/mo with a Miniserver® Virtual Machine.
At this level we block all access to non-standard ports. The ports that are accessible include those for HTTP, SSH, SMTP, POP3 and appropriate remote-access protocols such as Remote Desktop or cPanel/WHM.
Managed Packet Patrol™ service
This level of firewalling costs $29.00/mo with a Miniserver® VM or $25.00/mo with a Fully Dedicated Server.
This service makes the Packet Patrol™ firewall entirely managed and 100% configurable. We would normally discuss the requirements with the client and make & implement suggestions as to the best ports to block and which to make available. As part of the service we can also restrict access on critical ports such as SSH to specific IP ranges, for example your office and home ADSL line IPs for maximum security.
As part of our service we provide limited protection against Denial Of Service (DoS) attacks. This is where a malcontent uses a hi-jacked server elsewhere to bombard your server with traffic in an effort to render it unresponsive to "proper" requests. Packet Patrol™ will automatically detect such activity and limit the traffic allowed through from the suspect IP address to prevent an overload.