In this collection, we will cover some of the best Joomla security extensions that can help reduce the risk of your website being hacked. These security extensions offer several features to make your Joomla site secure from known vulnerabilities.
Here is a list of some of the top security extensions
Admin Tools Professional
Admin Tools is one of the most popular Joomla security extensions that protects your site against the vast majority of common attacks. It covers login security, IP blocking/blacklisting, IP whitelisting, Automatic IP blocking of repeat offenders, security scanning, and Firewall and monitoring. This is an excellent security extension designed by Akeeba Backup Core.
Just like all the other Joomla security extension, RSFirewall can protect your site from hacker attacks and other intrusions. The good thing about this extension is that it automatically updates itself so that it can address all the latest security issues in the website. RSFirewall is upheld by a team of trained experts that always keep the extension up-to-date to deal with the latest vulnerabilities.
Eyesite scans your directory structures, storing the details of every file in a database table. The details stored include the file date/time, size, and md5 checksum of the file. Every time Eyesite re-scans the directory structure, it re-calculates the md5 checksum of each file, and compares it to the one stored in the database. Eyesite is then able to detect any files in the directory tree that are new, changed, or deleted. If any changes are detected, Eyesite sends you an email.
Antivirus Website Protection
Antivirus Website Protection is the security plugin to prevent/detect and remove malicious viruses and suspicious codes. It detects: backdoors, rootkits, trojan horses, worms, fraudtools, adware, spyware and etc. Antivirus Website Protection scans not only template files, it scans and analyzes all the files of your website
jomDefender helps to fix some of the most common vulnerabilities within Joomla, and implements additional protective layers to the site to protect it from any kind of security attack. This extension also protects your site with security features such as an extra admin login screen (makes hackers guess two unique admin passwords instead of one), front end & backend IP ban/blocking, and much more.
Securitycheck is a global protection suite designed to protect your website without affecting your server’s speed. This extension covers all of the following: Malware scanner, Web Firewall, .Htaccess protection, File Integrity, Track failed login attempts, Vulnerabilities checking, Akeeba Live Update integration. It also has a pro version that offers some advanced features to improve the security of your website.
KeyCAPTCHA helps you to stop forms being spammed. Instead of guessing symbols, KeyCAPTCHA offers visitors to complete an easy interactive task. If KeyCAPTCHA hasn’t been solved correctly, page refreshing doesn’t take place that allows the user not to fill in the form repeatedly.
Choose this demo link to see the KeyCAPTCHA in action.
If you’re using some other Joomla security extension, please share it with us in the comments.