DMC Firewall Core also includes a number of 'Bad Bots' that get banned from accessing your website, preventing your website from being taken down.
You can also:
* Perform a Health Check on your website and server
* Easily take a backup from within the control panel area (requires Akeeba Backup)
* Receive 'break-down' emails listing what DMC Firewall has banned over a set period of time
Before the content of your website is output to the visitors browser, this plugin scans through the HTML looking for any 'bad content' (cialis, viagra, payday loans etc). If any bad content is found, an email is sent to the web-master informing them of the page that the bad content was found on so they can take appropriate action where necessary.
Thank you for taking the time to try DMC Firewall and for your review.
Within our documentation we do mention that we edit the necessary files, granted this could perhaps be clearer and we will look to make the relevant changes to the documentation as soon as we can.
The original .htaccess file is backed up and can easily be put back within a few seconds via ftp.
We are aware of an issue where multiple emails are sent out in where trigger words are detected. The issue is fixed in the upcoming release (Version 1.3).
That plugin works by scanning the site's HTML - looking for terms such as viagra, cialis, payday, loans, insurance - commonly injected into sites by the 'pharma hack' and sends an email if any of those terms are found.
Within DMC Firewall's configuration - you can increase the 'Threshold limit' so the plugin will only send you an email if x instances of those terms are found on any one page (x is user defined).
In version 1.2 and below - these trigger terms are not configurable, so if your website mentions any of those terms you would receive an email. In version 1.3+ (not released yet) they will be configurable.
We thank you for your interest in DMC Firewall and hope that you will give the new version a fresh chance when it is released.
Attacks are logged and once you know where they come from, it is a simple task to log into cPanel and block an IP or even a range of IPs - usually from countries where your only visitors are bots and hackers.
Support is superb and helpful so if you have any problems leave a message you'll get every assistance. This extension does the business superbly and unobtrusively.
In my opinion it should be used with every serious Joomla website. Highly recommended!
I have been using Login Failed Log and getting 200+ hack reports a day on a couple of the domains I manage. Since installing DMC Firewall that has dropped to zero reports.
There are some minor issues with an htacess error being reported on some domains but that might be something in the actual htacess file and not related to DMC Firewall.
For v1.1 I would give this component a 5/5