Best Joomla Security Extension for Better Environment

Best Joomla Security Extension for Better Environment

Since many people choose Joomla to build their private websites and small businesses, how to ensure the security of these websites becomes a big concern of all its users. Under this condition, our editors have chosen some useful security extensions to keep these websites safe. Note that these methods come from real world testing and hundreds of customer feedbacks.

Admin Tools Professional

The excellent plugin available under GPLv2 comes from the creator of Akeeba Backup Core. It is an upgrade of Admin Tool Core, thus it has more exclusive features such as restricting administrator with a secret parameter, web application firewall to block common exploits (SQL injection, XSS, DFI, RFI, malicious user agent, uploads scanner), IP blocking, and many more. With this tool, your website can be safe and secure.

Moreover, this software is GPL which means once you have purchased it, you can use it to as many sites as you want. Note that the latest version of it is 2.5.7 updated on Sep, 2013 and it is compatible for Joomla 2.5 and 3.x.

Admin Tools Professional

Eyesite

As the name suggests, Eyesite can keep an eye on your websites, warning you by sending e-mails if any files, anywhere in the directory structure are changed, deleted or added. The plugin scan your directory structure and store the information in the database.

Then, it periodically re-scans the directory structure and re-calculates the md5 checksum of each file and then compares the result to the former ones. In this way, you can know whether there are files deleted, added and changed. Note that its version is 3.03 and compatible for Joomla 2.3 and 3.x.

Eyesite

HTTPBL – Project Honeypot Blocklists

Blocklists is very powerful and rich-featured. It is capable of blocking various types of robots including mail harvesters, comment spammers and dictionary attackers. It operates by monitoring the user IP against a list of famous robots at http://www.ProjectHoneyPot.org/ . Thus, if you want it you need to obtain an API Key at Project Honeypot. Then enter the API Key in the API Key field. Before activating the plugin, make sure it is downloaded. The latest version of Blocklists is 1.0.2 and it is only compatible for Joomla 2.5.

HTTPBL - Project Honeypot Blocklists

RSFirewall

RSFirewall is backed by a group of experienced experts who are keeping pace with the newest vulnerabilities and can seek solutions to them. Their professional knowledge makes RSFirewall an outstanding choice for Joomla extension. This software develops lots of functions and features to protect Joomla websites from intrusions and hacker attacks. For example, it has backend password which ensures your site by typing in a password before logging in the administration, country blocking which allows you to choose which country have access to your website.

Besides, it can automatically check the latest version of Joomla and RSFirewall and provides suggestions about how to tighten your PHP & Joomla configuration. Know that its newest version is 1.0.0 Rev 55 and it is compatible for both Joomla 2.5 and 3.x.

RSFirewall

OSE Anti-Virus for Joomla

OSE is professional in combat with virus at Joomla websites. Once you have downloaded this plugin, you won’t be disturbed by virus anymore. It can scan web virus in PHP, HTML, JavaScript, Text files and so on. As soon as any viruses are found, it gives instant options to remove the codes automatically if your server permits access to the files.

Besides, the software not only checks and fights viruses in Joomla but also checks other systems that installed on the same server. In addition, the highlights of this plugin lie in its payment policy which allows you use it forever after you purchasing it and you can download all upgrades in 1 year. Note that the version is 6.0.2 and it is compatible for Joomla 2.5 and 3x.

OSE Anti-Virus for Joomla