» Compatible with Joomla! 2.5 & 3.x
» Backend Password - Add an extra layer of security by typing in a password before logging in the administration!
» Blacklist - Block unwanted (single or multiple using wildcards *.*.*.*) IP addresses.
» Whitelist - Bypass protections for selected IPs.
» Stop brute-force login attempts - Capture login attempts (as well as incorrect passwords).
» Malware database - Detects obfuscated, encoded as well as potentially dangerous files (eg. base64_encode, eval, gzinflate, preg_replace /e)
» Automatically drop dangerous files when they're uploaded - such as .php, .js, .exe, .com, .bat, .cmd
» Disable the creation of new Administrators
» Protects selected Administrators from any changes - including password change!
» Log all security events and send messages to specified email address(es)
» Powerful exception system - Disable protections based on User Agent, URL or component (regular expressions allowed).
» Database Check - Optimize & repair your database tables.
» Display CAPTCHA in the administration section after a predefined number of failed login attempts.
» Country blocking - Allows you to select which countries have access to your Joomla! website (also blocks anonymous proxies). Based on GeoIP Lite Country database.
» Local file inclusion (LFI)
» Remote file inclusion (RFI)
» SQL injection (SQLi)
» Denial of Service (DoS) - Block unwanted User Agents
» Automatic blacklist
» Actively scans POST and GET variables.
» Keeps an eye on sensitive Joomla! files and alerts you if they are changed.
» Check for the latest Joomla! & RSFirewall! versions.
» Provides suggestions on how to tighten your PHP & Joomla! configuration.
» Scan Joomla! core files for integrity.
» Scan files and folders for common permission errors.
» Scan files for common malware.
I stumbled across this while cruising the extensions directory and decided to give it a try. So far, fantastic! I think I have fixed 20 different things which if not fixed would have for sure lead to my site being hacked again.
I cannot recommend this enough. If you run a web site you need this... period. Sure, a tad on the expensive side but I have a 120 hours into my new site so honestly, to protect that kind of time and investment I felt 65.00 was a steal!!!
It works, I'm happy, and as secure as I can be.
In 2007 I started out with buying RSFiles from RSJoomla. I loved that component. Since 2007 I have purchased almost every single RSJoomla product (RSMembership, RSTickets, RSSEO, RSFirewall) and I use most of them on all 5 websites I have. They all have the same great service and quality coding.
The developers are generally quick to respond and they are always open to suggestions and incorporate new features you suggest in their new versions.
Yes the price is more than some Joomla components, but you are getting excellent support and quality products. And they have the developer payment option of course. I don't mind paying for that at all.
I've bought several components, but this is my FIRST time feeling that they deserve to have me write something about them. I will also have my other site clients purchase this for their sites also.
The component helps you to keep your installation uptodate and provides a lot of security functions to lock out hackers.
You can test the Active Scanner with the help of the most online keyword density tools. If you have activated the option "Protect against DoS attacks" the tools often gets a forbidden message.
A nice feature is to add own files which will be monitored for changes too, not only the Joomla! core files.
However the extension does what it says and seems to protect my clients pages from various threats! At least it gives me good feeling that I don't leave my sites out there without any protection.
I bought RS Firewall now I know what is going on and see that there have actually been many attacks on several of my sites. With RS Firewall, they don't get in anymore.
Only feature I would like to see if block or allow certain countries. All my attacks seem to be coming from certain countries that I would like to block. 5 stars. Thanks for your great work.
After sending a large number of emails requesting information too better educated myself in how to lockdown Joomla, too my surprise I keep getting emails back until I was convent in this product – this was done even though I did not have a full license of the product.
Although this module is not cheap (AU) its still cheaper then the time I had to invest in rebuilding clients relationships, trusts and the cost of time lost due to malicious scripts.
Many thanks RSJoomla.
Best support I have experienced with any Joomla Extension.
I went through the standard checklist. RSFirewall showed me I had not done the best job. Fixed 90% of my issues itself, the other issues it gave instructions on how to fix.
If you have ever have been hacked...this is for you.
If you haven't this is for you for peace of mind to make sure you have your bases covered.
Great way to solve security issues.
Scan is great, you can se the Joomla core files that have been change and se the security issues.
Backend "lock" so only your IP or who you deside, should have access to the backend.
Master backend password protected.
Technical support in top and they resolve problems very fast.
It is very friendly, with documentation explanation on what you need to do.
And so on.... it is really a great component.
Thank you for a GREAT working component and support!
1) Technical support is great ... you get a reply in maximum 24 hours which is great and they resolve problems very fast.
2) It is very friendly ... you have options to setup that are in detail, you have documentation with explanation on what you need to do, all you need is to read it :-)
3) It is updated the same day that the new version of Joomla! is released so I can say that they are doing their job !
Why invest in such a product ? For your own safety and for your customer safety if you are a business.
Thank you !