Sonoran Shield

We’ll stop the attack, or your money back. Introducing Sonoran Shield, our proprietary network control panel now available to all VPS and Dedicated server customers.

What is Sonoran Shield (Alpha)?

Powered by, our all-access panel allows you to secure your server’s network more easily than ever before. Quickly lock down network ports, apply application-specific filters, and access real-time attack metrics.
Put an end to network attacks once and for all. Sonoran Shield keeps your community in the game or your money back.

How do I activate Sonoran Shield?

The Alpha version of Sonoran Shield currently requires a:
  1. 1.
    Sonoran Software account and
  2. 2.
    Sonoran Servers VPS or Dedicated Server Subscription

1. Register an Account

Create and access your account at
On the welcome page or sidebar, select Sonoran Shield
Enter your login credentials.

3. Create your Firewall Rules and Application Filters

It is recommended to do the following in order to stop network attacks with Sonoran Shield:
  1. 1.
    Block all unused ports using a "block-all" rule
  2. 2.
    Allow traffic to used ports, allowing all traffic to ports used by your users and whitelisting specific IPs for management ports (such as Remote Desktop or SSH ports)
  3. 3.
    Apply Application Filtering rules to all ports that are open based on their specific application
The following linked guides walk you through how to complete each of the above steps: