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Tool and Usage

Fail2Ban is an intrusion prevention software framework that protects computer servers from brute-force attacks

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Usage and audience

This tool is categorized as a Linux attack detection tool and Linux security defense tool.

Fail2ban is commonly used for network traffic filtering or security monitoring. Target users for this tool are general public and system administrators.


  • Fail2ban is written in Python
  • Command line interface

Tool review

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + More than 2000 GitHub stars
  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers

Fail2ban is under development by Cyril Jaquier.



Support operating systems

Fail2ban is known to work on Linux.

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Project details
Latest release0.10.2 [2018-01-18]
Last updatedJan. 20, 2018

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