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This interface runs a security scan on your server, and it advises you about how to resolve any security issues that it finds.
If your system runs within a VPS environment, such as QEMU/KVM or Virtuozzo, options that affect the operating system may be unavailable. Contact your VPS hosting provider for assistance.
The scan automatically begins when you open the interface. A list of issues will appear in the following colors:
|Color||Type of alert||Description|
|Red||Warning||This indicates a severe security issue. We strongly recommend that you address this issue immediately.|
|Yellow||Possible Issue||This indicates an issue that is critical, and we recommend that you investigate and resolve this issues as soon as possible.|
|Gray||Information||This indicates a permissions issue in which a user has an unusual level of access. We recommend that you investigate and resolve these permissions issues as soon as possible.|
|Green||Resolved||This indicates that an issue has been resolved.|
Most alert boxes contain links to the appropriate WHM interface that allow you to resolve the issue.
For example, you may see the following warning:
To resolve this issue, click the link to navigate to WHM's cPHulk Brute Force Protection interface (Home >> Security Center >> cPHulk Brute Force Protection). This allows you to configure your server's brute force protection.
After you resolve the issues, click Scan Again to confirm that you resolved the issues.