How to Setup Sucuri Website Firewall Protection

In this tutorial we will show you how to setup website Firewall protection in Sucuri. This allows you to enable an additional layer of protection for your website. This requires you to make DNS changes to route your traffic through Sucuri’s servers.

Setup Sucuri Firewall Protection

You can add your domain to the firewall, then view your Sucuri DNS settings so they can be updated.

  1. Log into Sucuri.
  2. Click the website you want to enable the Firewall for.
    Selecting Site in Sucuri
  3. Click Website Firewall not detected (Add Protection).
    Add Firewall Protection in Sucuri
  4. You should then see message stating “You have 0 / 5 sites protected” (this number may differ based on your setup). Click the Protect My Site Now button.
    Protect My Site in Sucuri - Firewall
  5. On the “Add Site to Website Firewall” page enter your domain name in the field. Choose from the provided options, then click the Add Site button.
    Add Site to Firewall in Sucuri
  6. Select your domain on the cPanel DNS Integration page, then click the Change Selected Domains DNS Records button.
    Change Selected Domain's DNS Record for Sucuri
  7. You will then be back on the cPanel DNS Integration page. Click the Return to Dashboard link.
    Return to Sucuri Dashboard
  8. Check the provided Internal Domains link to verify your site is displaying correctly.
    Check Internal Domains in Sucuri
  9. You will see the “Expected Name Servers” from Sucuri. Save them, so we can add them in the next step. Also, make sure your listed DNS entries are correct.
    Viewing Expected Name Server in Sucuri
  10. Update your Nameservers to the ones listed in the last step. Be sure to allow some time (up to 24 hours) for the change to propagate or update globally.

Congratulations, you now know how to setup website Firewall Protection in Sucuri. Your site will now have an extra layer of protection!

John-Paul Briones Content Writer II

John-Paul is an Electronics Engineer that spent most of his career in IT. He has been a Technical Writer for InMotion since 2013.

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