Sabuj Kundu 27th May 2016

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Internet security is fast moving challenge for the owners of the website. Real website security means protection from the inside out as well as the outside in. And sadly, most of the attacks cost website owners substantial amount of time and money in getting the damage fixed. So, it becomes needful for website owners take all the possible measures into account that helps to strengthen security of their sites.

In fact, almost every day Joomla powered site encounter callous hackers who mutilate website pages, upload backdoors and steal or delete sensitive information. We have the technology to do it all daily scanning, automatic removal, web app firewall etc. In this post we have come up with a list of remarkably useful Joomla extensions that helps to secure your Joomla website.

1. Akeeba Backup: Price- Free download

Includes : Component, Module, Plugin

Extension : 3.0

Akeeba Backup Core is an open-source backup component for the Joomla! CMS, quite a bit different than its competition. Its mission is simple: create a site backup that can be restored on any Joomla capable server. Its possibilities: endless. It creates a full backup of your site in a single archive. The backup and restore process is AJAX powered to avoid server timeouts, even with huge sites. Alternatively, you can make a backup of only your database, or only your files. If you want a reliable, easy to use, open source backup solution for your Joomla! site, try it out.

Some features: It configures itself for optimal operation with your site, One click backup, AJAX powered backup, The fastest native PHP backup engine, Choose between standard ZIP or highly efficient JPA archive format, able to exclude specific files, folders, able to exclude specific database tables or their contents and more.

Visit: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/extension/access-a-security/site-security/akeeba-backup

2. jHackGuard: Price- Free download

Includes : Component, Module, Plugin

Extension : 3.0

jHackGuard is an extension designed by Siteground that helps to protect the websites of Joomla users from being hacked. The extension is made publicly available to Joomla site owners, irrespective of whether they’re using Siteground hosting services or not. This extension is a blend of a security plugin (that does the system work) and component (that helps to handle configurations) – that helps to protect a Joomla site by filtering the user’s input data and integrating more PHP security settings.

But, the plugin is disabled so that filters don’t prevent authenticated administrators from performing their administrative tasks. jHackGuard is compatible with Joomla version 3 and higher. And so, if you want to protect your site security running on an older Joomla version, you can choose to download the appropriate versions of jHackGuard for the older Joomla versions such as jHackGuard for Joomla 1.5 or other.

Visit: http://extensions.joomla.org/extension/jhackguard

3. jomDefender: Price- Paid download

Includes : Component, Module, Plugin

Extension : 3.0

As attack of hackers on Joomla websites is increasing, owners may have to spend a lots of money to fix the damage done by the attack of hackers. You would definitely want to avoid your site from being damaged due to vulnerabilities. JomDefender is a great extension that helps to keep your site secure from harmful hacker attacks. This security plugin is very helpful to the user.

This extension helps to fix some of the most common vulnerabilities within Joomla and implements additional protective layers to the site to protect it from any kind of security attack. It can be installed and configured easily and is available for a fraction of the cost.

Visit: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/extension/access-a-security/site-security/jomdefender

4. Admin Tools: Price- Paid download

Includes : Component, Plugin

Extension : 3.0

Admin Tools is a Joomla extension that helps in making the website administration become a breeze, and helps to improve your site’s security. Its an added layer of protection. This extension notifies Joomla users about new updates that they should run for their Joomla website. Additionally, it helps to perform Joomla website maintenance protect it against hacker attacks and optimize the site. It also helps to fix your file and directory permissions, manage custom URL redirections, enhances security by creating a secure.

This extension boasts an advanced “Web Application Firewall” that keep your site safe from some of the common attacks. The software is GPL; buying a single subscription you can install it on as many sites as you want and keep it running even after your subscription expires, without encrypted code, domain limitations or other such nuisances.

Visit: http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/extension/access-a-security/site-security/admin-tools-professional

5. Securitycheck: Price- Free download

Includes : Component, Plugin

Extension : 3.0

Securitycheck is a medium protection Joomla security extension that helps to keep your site protected from intrusions as well as hacker attacks. It is upheld by a team of trained experts that always keep the extension up-to-date to deal with the latest vulnerabilities. In addition, the team runs latest security updates to keep the Joomla website safe.

Some features: Blacklist; Whitelist; Events recording, which can be viewed by admins from backend; Redirection to a default page if an attack is detected; Second level protection to find suspect words; Session protection; You can check file/folder permissions and easily view misconfigured configurations and Manage the extension remotely from a centralized console.

Visit: http://extensions.joomla.org/extension/securitycheck

What’s your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below!

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