The Trustwave SpiderLabs Research team is committed to making ModSecurity the best open source WAF possible. To this end, we have deployed Buildbot platforms and revamped regression tests for our different ports to ensure code quality and reliability. But we want to take it even further. The question is, how else can we improve ModSecurity development and support?
To best answer that question, we need some basic insight into the ModSecurity user community:
- How many ModSecurity deployments are there?
- What versions of ModSecurity are being used?
- How many users are running the latest version?
- What web server platform is ModSecurity used with?
With this sort of information, we could more easily prioritize issue resolution based on the amount of users of each version or feature and deliver new features and fixes more quickly. To gather this sort of insight, today we are introducing a new real-time status reporting mechanism.