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

  1. Log into Sucuri.
  2. security sucuri firewall selecting domain in sucuri

    Click the website you want to enable the Firewall for.

  3. security sucuri firewall add firewall protection

    Click Website Firewall not detected (Add Protection)

  4. security sucuri firewall protect my site now

    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.

  5. security sucuri firewall add site to sucuri firewall

    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.

  6. security sucuri firewall change dns records sucuri

    Select your domain on the cPanel DNS Integration page, then click the Change Selected Domains DNS Records button.

  7. security sucuri firewall return to sucuri dashboard

    You will then be back on the cPanel DNS Integration page. Click the Return to Dashboard link.

  8. security sucuri firewall activate sucuri firewall

    Check the provided Internal Domains link to verify your site is displaying correctly.

  9. security sucuri firewall sucuri expected name servers

    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.

  10. Update your Nameservers to the ones listed in the last step.
  11. 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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