How does it work?
Grey Wizard is a proxy server (HTTP Proxy) and analyzes entire traffic in real time. We use rules and complex algorithms to inspect the user behavior and to protect your website against both web and application-level attacks. Our high bandwidth data transfer can take the biggest attacks, effectively blocking bot and robot traffic. Such protection ensures your website is available online for real users.
What does the process of connecting my website to Grey Wizard look like?
Prepare the list of all domains and subdomains you want protected. After you contact our technical team, you will receive IP addresses, which you then have to enter in your DNS zone as A-type records.
What do I have to change in my app?
You don't have to change anything. Grey Wizard is independent of the technology you use.
What do I have to change in my web server?
If you want to have an original user IP address, use the 'X-Forwarded-For', 'X-Real-IP' or 'GW-Connecting-IP' header, which is attached to every request.Configuration for Nginx:
real_ip_header X-Forwarded-For;Configuration for Apache 2.2
Configuration for Apache 2.4
<IfModule mod_remoteip.c>Also it is possible that you will need to change configuration of LogFromat changing the value %h to %a.
Is my website going to be available while being connected?
Yes, while your website is being connected, it is still available online. Until the new DNS entries are propagated, some requests will be served from your server, while others will go through Grey Wizard.
My website has never been attacked – do I need protection in that case?
If your website is popular or brings financial profits, it is highly likely to be subject to DDoS attacks one day. There are many consequences of such attacks: service unavailability, hardware and connection overload, engaging your whole IT team in fighting the attack, or financial losses resulting from service unavailability.
Can I disable protection at any moment?
Yes, you only need to change your DNS zone settings and wait for entries to re-propagate. It usually takes less than an hour.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the answers to the most common questions about Grey Wizard