**Centrora Security **is a new plugin that modified from OSE Firewall Security. A Joomla Firewall Security to protect your Joomla Sites from attacks and hacking. The built-in Malware and Security Scanner helps you identify any security risks, malicious codes, spam, virus, SQL injection, and security vulnerabilities.
Improvements and New Features in Version 7
There have been some massive improvements in new version 7.0.0. The software now will be utilising high speed dedicated servers for the virus scanning and Backup. The classic backup will be discontinued from this version and is completely replaced by a more efficient and faster method - Git Backup. This tool performs about 2 times faster than the previous version and also provides an added benefit of 10 GB of cloud space to store your backups. The efficiency of scanners like MD5 Hash scanner, Core Directory scanner , Vulnerability scanner and Dynamic Virus scanner have been improved as well and they come with a revamped Used interface(UI). Additional details about the changes in the version are as follows:
1. Firewall Scanner Version 7
A new and advance firewall is released in this version. The goal of this firewall is to provide the faster scanning for requests and at the same time reducing down the database usage. The firewall version 7 includes features such as: better firewall performance; firewall logs statistics (shown in the form of graphs); Improved email alerts about attacks as well as daily/weekly firewall status report; easy to use start-up wizard; automatic background update of the firewall signature/rules [for premium users only].
2. Improved GitBackup
The gitBackup Function now uses mysql command line services to utilise the high speed database backup and rollback. The stability and speed of the backup and the rollback have been increased enormously (as compared to the previous version). It also supports large databases backups. Incorporated GitLab to allow users to enjoy more Cloud Backup space (from 2GB provided by BitBucket in the old version to 10 GB provided by GitLab).
3. Improved Firewall patterns and Virus Signature Update
APIs to update patterns and signature have been improved to make it more efficient and more fault-tolerant, so that users can always have an updated version of firewall patterns and virus signatures.
4. MD5 Hash Scanner , Core Directory Scanner , Vulnerability Scanner and File Permission Scanner
The scanners have been improved to be more efficient. Bugs and UI issues reported by clients have been fixed and included in this version. In addition, the UI has been re-built to have the better presentation of results.
5. Dynamic Virus Scanner
Bug fixes for both the manual virus scanning and scheduled virus scanning are included.
6. Firewall Scanner Version 6
The old Firewall Version 6 is still retained to offer a smooth transition for existing users. Bugs have been fixed.
7. Removal of classic Backup
The classic backup method will be discontinued from this versions and will be replaced by GitBackup.
- New features in v6.0.0 -
* Git Backup: Maximizing the power of Git version control system to backup your website so you keep track of any changes and roll back at any restore point
- Freshly refurbished UI brings both new themes and better user experience.
- New MD5 Hash Scanner, Core Directories Scanner and Modified Files Scanner are incorporated, resulting in enhanced processing capacity and efficiency.
- Anti Malware is replaced by a new Dynamic Scanner, which embraces extended virus signature and is at least 50% faster.
- New Vulnerability Scanner and File Permission Scanner are included to help identify system loopholes.
- Backup now becomes more user-friendly, with easier procedures for up- and downloads.
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AntiSpam: utilizing blacklisting IPs from Stop Forum Spam.
AntiVirus: virus scanning that scans through your site for malware and variants that are known security threats, heuristics of backdoors, trojans, suspicious code and other security issues.
IP Mangement: manage ip by allow, block and track IP that access to your site
Security Check: malicious user agent blocks hundreds of bad bots while ensuring open-access for normal traffic.
Security Check: detect directory traversal that consists in exploiting insufficient security validation/sanitization of user-supplied input file names.
Security Check: direct file inclusion for any traffic including automated bots that constitutes security threats of including files on a server through the web browser.
Security Check: remote file inclusion for any traffic including automated bots that constitutes security threats of exploiting "dynamic file include" mechanisms in web applications.
Security Check: database SQL injection for any traffic traffic including automated bots that constitutes security threats of attacking data driven applications, in which malicious SQL statements are inserted into an entry field for execution.
Security Check: DoS Attacks where automated bots constituting flooding attacks to your website.
Report security threats to defined owner or security analysts
PHP 5.1.0 or above
MySQL 5.0 or above
PHP Data Objects enabled (it is activated by default as of PHP 5.1.0, please contact your hosting to enable it if it is disabled. Reference: http://www.php.net/manual/en/pdo.installation.php