What is the Security Pack / (mt) CDN & WAF?

  • Applies to: Grid
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: Variable
    • Tools Required: AccountCenter Access
  • Applies to: All DV
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: Variable
    • Tools Required: AccountCenter Access


This article describes the features of Media Temple's security packs. As of April/2/2018, Media Temple is proud to offer our new security suite, Media Temple Security. This in-house security suite is designed to make your sites more secure and faster than ever. The new security center console is streamlined and extremely easy to use, with features like one-click firewall activation and a bundled CDN.

The Premium Security Pack service is your gateway to Media Temple Security. This suite includes the following features:

  • Proactive Security Monitoring: CloudTech schedules automated and continuous security scans, with detailed reports available directly in the Media Temple Security Console.
  • Alerting: Any malware incidents detected by CloudTech are immediately brought to your attention via email, SMS, or Social Media direct messaging. Detailed security scan results are available through a Security tool in the security console.
  • Security Cleanup: If your site is compromised, submit a malware removal request via your security console and a specially trained agent will begin the response process.
  • Web-Application Firewall: A managed cloud-based firewall solution that mitigates external attacks, including vulnerability exploitation attempts and DDoS attacks. It strips out bad requests while letting the good ones through.
  • MT CDN: A global content delivery network (CDN) and advanced content optimization technology to increase your website's speed and reduce bandwidth usage through dynamic content caching and optimization.

The table below shows exactly which services are offered for the Security Pack and the Premium Security Pack:

  Security Pack Premium Security Pack
Number of Sites Covered 5 5
Malware Scans Yes Yes
Blacklist Scans Yes Yes
Complete Malware Removal Yes Yes
Instant Alerts Yes Yes
Malware Cleanups Within 24 hours Within 24 hours
Web Application Firewall - Yes
CDN - Yes
Price $49/month $150/month


  • Securing a domain with the Premium Security Pack requires DNS changes. For that reason, only domains with DNS zone files using nameservers can be configured for this service. Click here for more information about Media Temple's DNS and nameserver settings.
  • All A/CNAME records for your domain must be pointed to the service on which your site is hosted. If you are securing a parent domain (like ‘domain.com’), this is also true for the ‘www’ subdomain.
  • One Premium Security Pack covers configuration of up to 5 sites.
  • For help setting up Media Temple Security, please refer to this article:
    Using Media Temple Security