RSFirewall! is backed up by a team of experts that are trained to be always up to date with the latest known vulnerabilities, security updates making RSFirewall! the best choice in keeping your website safe.
* Joomla! 3.0 / 2.5 / 1.5 Native
* Offers a powerful protection service
* Your website will be always protected against the newest threats
* The Active scanner will track and block any intrusion attempt such as SQL injection
* You won't have to worry about security leaks once you set the website in Lock-down mode
* Don't worry about 3rd Party extensions vulnerability. RSFirewall! protects all your Joomla! website
* Allows you to scan and fix vulnerabilities (no expert knowledge needed).
* Actively scans Joomla! sensitive file and denies hacker attempts to change them.
* Filters any request, such as POST, GET, etc. and blocks SQL injection attempts
* Notifies you by e-mail or even by SMS when a certain level of Alert is generated
* Always keeps you informed about the latest security updates
* Sets the Joomla! Installation into Lockdown mode making it impossible for anyone to access your website's protected areas
* Denies administrator take-overs
* Captcha after unsuccessful admin login attempts
* Country IP blocking
Here is the issue: RSFirewall! has a system lockdown function; you can disable key aspects of Joomla that make your site harder to hack. This is a good thing. RSFirewall! has a master password function; you need to enter in a master password (if you create one) to change the component settings. This is also a good thing. However, when creating a master password, the characters you are entering are masked and there is no field to re-enter your password. So if you enable the system lockdown then mistype when you create a master password you won't know it until you go to log into the application. At which point you would not be able to do anything -- there isn't even the extra security questions to enable you to retrieve your master password -- you know like, "what is your favorite restaurant?" etc -- that you see on some banking sites.
I would love to see this issue resolved --either by having an option to unmask the password when you create it or a field to re-enter the password AND some sort of password retrieval option (security questions, email, something) in the unlikely event you forget your password or type in the wrong one.
If this one issue were fixed, I would give this application 5 stars -- it is great! Just with one MAJOR issue waiting to go awry.
This review is pointless and should be removed, because is totally wrong. There is an article in the documentation that explains how to clear the master password:
After the numerous excellent reviews I decided on RS Firewall and have not been disappointed
Already it has found what where gaping holes in my three sites ... and resolved the issues.
One little issue though, I am sure it is mentioned some where in the T & C's
I bough the multi site license assuming that I could protect my three sites, in fairness I can but I am only entitled to updates on one Domain, I have to pick which one ... that was a little disappointing and probably a little misleading with the term multi site license.
Otherwise ... I cant complain and I am very happy
Thanks for the review John.
For your information: a multi-site license allows you to install and update RSFirewall! on unlimited websites. You only have to register these websites on our website.
I've installed RSFirewall (the 5th RSJoomla extension on my site, by the way) only this morning, and had two critical issues that were solved in no time (less than an hour) by the support team! They are not only incredibly fast, but also very efficient! Highly recommended.
I fully back the claims of the others who have written what they have how good this module is.
We had a problem with what happened when we allowed the module to improve the rating by fixing issues found in our J1.5.23 sites, RSJoomla's support was excellent and was fixed in no time at all.
Well worth the urchase
Using it on 5 websites and couting.
I have some suggestions to keep it the best:
- Emergency shutdown button (see Admin Tools)
- Automatic IP banning for high alerts (adjustable)
- More extensive back-end access control
- Check for all vulnerable extensions, not just Jummi
- Maybe a passive scanner that scans ones a day all files (see Eyesite)
- Checking/adjusting default admin ID (not sure if it does).
- Checking/adjusting default database prefix
Don't get me wrong there are LOTS of possibilities with this excellent Firewall!
System Lockdown is also nice, don't forget to add a secure password to RSFirewall!
Can't say anything about the support, didn't need any yet (Good manual)
BUY this Firewall, your Joomla website deserves it!
From reading the previous reviews, I decided it was a good decision to use RSFirewall.
Just from installing it I can see it is a quality and well made component.
Very nicely done!
One recommendation to the author:
Maybe allow the dashboard to show more reporting and statistics about the component.
Number of malware found, etc - give some perspective on the whole thing and its performance.
This software has saved me tens, if not hundreds of hours or headaches, and is worth every penny. I won't build a Joomla site without it.
10/10 for customer service.
Best i have experienced with any extension.
Highly recommend both the products and the company.
I love this firewall. It has everything I could possibly want to protect my system. It does a system check and gives explanations as to why something is being recommended.
I would recommend this product to all users looking to protect their site from injections, hackers, etc - anyone looking for protection.
PROS: Easy Easy Easy - just click. The usual EXCELLENT RSJoomla technical support. Very educational as to how Joomla works and vulnerabilities.
CONS: Some suggestions are a challenge to decide on, though the docs are pretty good. We easily got 75 out of 100 ranting without lifting a finger.
I'd never run my computer without an anti-virus software, nor will I leave my site exposed.
Definitely the best Firewall for Joomla that's out there!
Great pricing this month with the 50% off!!!
Thank you RSJoomla!
I was at a loss! What could I do? I had 7 customers and I did not have the expertise to fix this problem and guarantee that it would not happen again! Was I going to have to give them a refund? I couldn't do that... There money was already spent!
I started researching the options I had to secure Joomla, and I found RSFirewall... Looking at the information, it seemed simple enough.
1. Buy a license.
4. Set password, turn on lock down.
5. Drink a diet coke and watch Law & Order, because RSFirewall was handling all of my real life offenders, I could spend time watching TV about made up offenders.
Honestly though this extension is Great. After installing it my problems stopped. Sure I sat around waiting for it to hit the fan... but it never did. As a matter of fact during my first 6 month membership, I didn't even have anyone try to hack my sites (I'm guessing they know not to try with the RSFirewall badge on the public side of the website.) I just renewed for my second 6 months, and I am excited to see that it supports Joomla 1.6 too! I finally had someone try to hack one of my sites again! :-D It was great, because I got to watch in real time through my email each attempt they made to try and login. Because of the email notifications letting me know that they were failing, I was also able to login to the administration side of the site they were attempting to access and verify that it was locked down... After the "hacker" tried about 9 or 10 times, he/she gave up and moved on!!! Thank you RSFirewall, I literally sleep better at night because for a while I really did have to worry about getting up each morning and making sure that my sites had not been hacked while I was asleep, but no more!
Yes it may be the most expensive Joomla extension you buy (Although I'm sure there are others that cost more) but it is the most valuable one you will buy! Big time saver! Plus the protected by badge looks great! :-)
I don't regret it for one moment! Not only I feel the website is safer, but it made me aware on a lot of security issues I didn't know that were such.
It was installed in seconds and even when we had everything set up already, we run into no problem at all. Everything kept working just fine as it was before.
Not only that, I ran into an unrelated to the component issue (that had more to do with my ignorance on how to work the php.ini file) and the ticket submitted was replied within an hour. I also liked that is was assigned to a single staff member (which gives you the feeling they are attending you more personally), and he was very friendly and helfpul.
In my opinion it's worthy every single penny you pay for it; they provide with documentation and tutorials at their website too (which btw looks very professional and organized).
I very much recommend this extension.