How to Block Brute Force Attacks

IPinfo allows you to reliably identify important information about an abusive IP including City, Region and Country. It also provides abuse information that will allow you to report the abuse to the netblock owner, you will usually need to provide Firewall and/or event logs that detail the attack. In some instances the attack may have been made from an anonymous VPN service, they are unlikely to have any logs of who undertook the attack but may be able to block your IP address or IP Range from their network.

It’s very useful to be able to block traffic based on the country its originating from, so many of the Brute Force attacks that we face on a daily basis originate from a small number of countries. Many popular Firewalls provide this feature either as standard or as part of an additional security service subscription.

Watchguard – Geolocation

Fortinet – Geo IP block list

Sophos Firewall – country-based firewall rule

SonicWall – Geo-IP filter

Smoothwall – GeoBlocking

Draytek – Country Object or Geo-Blocking

Untangle NG Firewall – geolocation

pfSense (with pfBlockerNG Package) – geo-blocking

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