WAF: free web application firewall hosted on digitalocean, would you like it?


Last year I’ve started to develop a WAF (web application firewall) based on Nginx (openresty) + ModSecurity and Nodejs. Now the WAF is stable and it works like a charm :)

I would like to create a new branch of this project ( and create a FREE service waf-in-cloud for small websites / blogs / etc … (not enterprise) called and hosted on digitalocean. The free WAF will include all ModSecurity rules + Custom Rules + Shared Reputation DB + 2 months of reports and logs + real time dashboard.

Someone would be interested in using this kind of service? I’ve created a repository on github to collect opinions and show screenshots and video of the WAF.

hope this can be useful, thanks!


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What happened to this, is this still active? I’d like something like this in addition to the DO firewall which is simple iptables port blocking stuff. We need a proper WAF layer instead of doing our own tinkering with modsecurity and nginx etc.

Sorry to rejuvenate this thread, but is way too intrusive with its CNAME requirement, and is gone. Wallarm looks nice, but the Nginx install gives an error. I followed the instructions on their website, and while executing yum install wallarm-node-nginx nginx-module-wallarm, I get this error:

Error: Package: ruby-proton-2.12.0-1.x86_64 (wallarm-node)
           Requires: libproton212 = 2.12.0-1
Error: ruby-proton conflicts with nginx-module-wallarm-2.10.7-1.el7.x86_64
Error: Package: ruby-proton-2.12.0-1.x86_64 (wallarm-node)
 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
 You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

This is on CentOS 7.x. Any ideas?

Did this come along? I can’t view the website. Would love to have a WAF service.