BitNinja Server Security Add-On

BitNinja is an easy-to-use, security-as-a-service server defense tool. It protects your server from hackers, botnets, attackers, and malicious activities with minimal effort and maintenance required from your side.

All the servers protected by BitNinja collect and exchange information about attacks with each other, accumulating a knowledge base (known as Defense Network). Detected attacks and blocked IPs are immediately reported to all protected servers worldwide, creating an even harder shield against attacks.

In Jelastic PaaS, you can protect your servers with BitNinja security in a few clicks with the dedicated add-on.

BitNinja Installation

The BitNinja add-on is available for all certified nodes at Jelastic PaaS (except VPS).

1. Open the Marketplace in the platform dashboard and search for the BitNinja Service package or find it in the Add-Ons section. Hover over and click Install to proceed.

marketplace BitNinja add-on

Tip: Also, you can install the solution from the Add-Ons panel for a specific environment layer.

environment add-ons panel BitNinja

2. In the opened window, choose the target environment and layer through the appropriate fields. BitNinja add-on provides a varying set of features (modules) based on the selected layer:

Note: All features (modules) are available and can be enabled on all layers. The list just represents modules activated by default based on the common use cases.

BitNinja service installation

Note: As proprietary software, the add-on usage requires a license. You can learn all the license pricing specifics in the dedicated section below.

Click Install for the package to automatically set up a BitNinja agent on your nodes and create an account at the BitNinja cloud service (must be confirmed and activated).

3. After the installation, you will receive an email with the “[BitNinja Account Activation] Quick setup + Results in 12 hours” subject.

BitNinja account activation email

Here, you can find an activation link. Click it and set up a password for your account.

Note: Only one BitNinja account can be created per email address, so you cannot activate the add-on on multiple PaaS platforms that use the same email.

Now, your server is under protection!

License Pricing

Jelastic PaaS seamlessly integrates the cost of the BitNinja license under the fair pay-as-you-go principles. Namely, the license is billed hourly (730 hours per month) and for active containers only. In addition, license lifecycle management is fully automated:

  • licenses are issued for every container on the layer during the BitNinja add-on installation
  • each newly-created container on the layer (horizontal scaling) is provided with a dedicated license
  • licenses are decommissioned for stopped and removed containers

Each license is charged based on the 1 hosted user plan, which currently is 10$ per month (or approximately 0.014$ per hour).

Note: The exact cost may vary slightly for the platforms with a currency other than USD; it depends on the conversion rate at the moment of the hourly billing event. You can track all the account charges via the Billing History in the dashboard.

Check the following example scenario for a better understanding.

Let’s say we have an environment with a load balancer, several application servers, and a database cluster of two nodes. During the BitNinja add-on installation, you can select a target layer. In our case, it is logical to add an add-on to the load balancer server (instead of multiple compute nodes). For additional security, we’ll install BitNinja for the database layer as well.

Result: The license price is per server/node, so for the example above, we’ll be charged for three licenses (one for load balancer and two for databases). Also, if we add or remove nodes on the layers with installed add-on (horizontal scaling), the platform will automatically adjust the total license count. It is done with the purpose that scaled instances have the same configuration.

BitNinja Add-On Options

After installation, you can manage the BitNinja Service add-on via the dedicated panel. Use the appropriate buttons to open the BitNinja Admin Panel, Restart Agent, or Uninstall the add-on.

BitNinja add-on options

For example, log into the BitNinja service console to monitor the events.

BitNinja admin panel events

Vendor Support

If you face any issues or have questions regarding BitNinja, you can contact the support team directly via the dashboard. Use the quick chat option in the bottom right corner or open a support ticket by navigating to the Get help menu in the top right corner of the dashboard.

BitNinja support

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