All this is available on the free version. That is a 5 star product.
Why go paid? I don't have to do anything any more. My sites e-mail me when they need my help! My sites back themselves up before extension installs. My sites back themselves up at set times. My sites send their backups into the cloud and I do NOTHING!
Is that worth the cost. Yes. Even more so when you look at the pricing model.
Nicholas must be the drunkest man at every Joomla Event he attends as everybody must be buying him drinks! I know I will when I eventually get to one!
Sure I have had hacking attempts but they have been fairly innocuous and nothing has happened....until now.
OK, it was my fault. My site hadn't be updated in a while and suddenly I was covered in Finnish spammed content. It only took 2 minutes to remove it and delete the users but sure enough they were back.
I would love to thank those hackers (after spanking them with a plank with a nail coming out of it) for pushing me to make that decision.
Ah, the joy I get in watching the e-mails come in. "Security Exception" "Security Exception" "Security Exception" .......
HA HA HA HA!
Yep, that's worth the money. On a plus side my clients are as pleased as punch that I can provide this increased security for free.
The downside? The heart attack when you accidentally blacklist your own IP for the first time. OK it only takes 2 minutes to fix but the feeling when your site completely blocks you?
In short....BUY IT!
With the multi-site licencing structure this tool will pay for itself 10 times in the year!
My only gripe is that I didn't spot the float that was messing up my divs for 10 minutes....oh well, if that's it then I'm a very happy bunny.
If you are looking for this kind of extension you really should give this a go as they WILL help you if you have an issue. Great support forum.
As a customer they have treated me very well and have worked well beyond the original contract to get the end result and my customer is blown away!
A very diligent company, just remember the time difference (I don't have to as I am in the same time-zone) for Vietnam.
Thanks guys for your ongoing support and patience....brilliant.
To get the most out of this you will need to understand css to utilise the over-rides.
The end result is stable, cross-browser compatible and solves a problem elegantly in the back-end without much fuss.