PARIS, April 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CrowdDrythe Paris-, announced today that its open source software has expanded its compatibility range to include Windows, Synology, OPNSense and Magento. These new compatibilities expand CrowdSec’s ability to detect, block and share information about cyberattacks within its community of users, using crowdsourcing to make the internet a safer place for everyone. After supporting the most popular Linux-based distributions, CrowdSec’s extended compatibility portfolio can now integrate and support additional key platforms and operating systems.
At a time when cyberattacks are on the rise against public and private entities, CrowdSec relies on its tens of thousands of users in over 150 countries to identify cybersecurity bad actors and create a database of addresses Malicious IPs that all community members can block, generating a real-time crowdsourced CTI (Cyber Threat Intelligence Database). So far, CrowdSec users have reported more than 2 million malicious IP addresses, with its expansion to other operating systems expanding the sample of internet users it is able to protect. Details of CrowdSec’s compatibility with these platforms and operating systems are as follows:
CrowdSec has released an ALPHA version of its Microsoft Windows port, which includes several new Windows-specific features, including RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol); SMB: client-server protocol for accessing network resources to guard against brute force detection; IIS Log Analyzer; SQL Server brute force detection; Windows Firewall Port Scan Detection. This also includes a Windows Firewall Remediation Agent, which works with Windows Firewall to automatically remove IP addresses that have been blocked by CrowdSec.
Being the most popular NAS (Network Attached Storage) solution in the b2c market, Synology naturally attracts cyberattacks. The last attack featured brute-force attacks on login credentials exposed to the Internet, looking for weak or default usernames and passwords, and if successful, the StealthWorker malware would have been injected. However, with CrowdSec installed, Synology servers can prevent any brute-force attacks or other scenarios, providing an easy-to-deploy yet powerful layer of protection for Synology NAS solutions.
OPNSense is a popular FreeBSD distribution, designed for security and offering advanced firewall and secure routing services. The open-source CrowdSec port allows users to integrate CrowdSec’s community-generated IP blocklists with OPNsense’s firewall and configure new firewall rules. OPNSense users will also be able to leverage CrowdSec to its full potential by using the command line agent, configuring specific bouncers, and managing the list of rules in place.
Used by millions of websites, Magento is the most popular e-commerce platform, which also makes it one of the most popular targets for cyberattacks. A common problem for e-commerce websites is false positives, that is, legitimate users whose behavior can raise suspicion, such as making multiple login attempts due to forgotten passwords. Instead of directly blocking the user, CrowdSec will ask Magento to show a CAPTCHA to make sure the bots are blocked, but legitimate users can walk through and terminate their activity.
“We’ve always taken a collective approach to cybersecurity, and part of that is making our solution available to as many users as possible, on as many operating systems and platforms as possible,” said the CEO and founder of CrowdSec. Philippe Humeau. “Fighting cybercriminals and making the internet safer for everyone is partly a numbers game, so expanding our compatibility to some of the most used platforms like OPNSense and Magento, as well as operating systems like Windows and Synology was natural progression. We look forward to continuing to expand our list of compatible programs in the future.”
For more information and a full list of systems CrowdSec is compatible with, please visit https://crowdsec.net/.
Situated at Paris and founded in 2019, CrowdSec is an open source and collaborative IPS generating crowdsourced CTIs. CrowdSec takes a collaborative approach to cybersecurity by analyzing behaviors, responding to attacks, and sharing signals within the community. Learn more about https://crowdsec.net/