Just visualize, your site is running perfectly, everything is going well and suddenly; suddenly your site has been hacked. This feels like a nightmare. Right? A rapid increase of web applications makes web-based hacking attacks more attractive. Website security is not only the challenge but one of the most important things that should be taking care of website owners.

Joomla is one of the leading Content Management Systems for web content. Just like WordPress and other open source platforms, Joomla sites also have to deal with hacker's attack. Not to worry! Joomla comes with amazing security extensions that help to secure your site from hackers. Here's we have come up with a list of some of the best Joomla security extensions that can help to protect your site. Take a look at the list:

  • jHackGuard

jHackGuard is a security solution designed by Site Ground the Joomla websites from being hacked. It protects you by filtering the input data of users. Being disabled for the authenticated administrators, it allows them to carry out their administrative task easily. The plugin is available in different versions, thus you can choose an appropriate version that suits your site.

  • JomDefender

Each day, attacks of hackers on Joomla websites increase and owners may have to spend the heap of money to fix the damage. JomDefender is one of the best extensions developed by Core PHP, which help you to secure your site from hacker's attack. It keeps your Joomla site hidden and protected and also lets you find the right configuration for your site.

  • Admin Tools

Admin Tools is a unique security extension that helps to protect your site. It notifies latest updates to the users that can help them in maintaining the site. Additionally, it helps to fix your files and directories permissions, manage custom URL directions and also enhance the security as well. It also features “Web Application Firewall” in order to keep your site safe from small common attacks.

  • RSFirewall

RSFirewall is one of the advanced Joomla security extensions that protect your website from intrusions and hacker attacks. Additionally, it is backed up by a team of trained experts that runs the latest updates as well as keeps the extension up-to-date with the latest vulnerabilities. It allows you to scan your entire site and file to identify the malware so that you can make the necessary improvements.

  • Marco's SQL injection

Marco's SQL injection plugins are developed to protect your site against SQL injection and LFI (Local file inclusion). Some of the great features of this extension are:

It blocks the SQL injection/LFI attempts by filtering requests in GET, POST, and REQUEST and alert by an email when the alert is generated. Protect the site from unknown 3rd party extension vulnerability and it will automatically block an IP that attacking your site.

  • Akeeba Backup

It's a perfect solution for full those who want a full backup of their site. It creates a full backup of the site in a single archive including database, files, and restoration script. It also provides different format like you can use standard ZIP archive or JPA archives or JPS archives. It runs an AJAX powered backup which means it prevents server timeouts for the restore process.

  • Eye site

Eye site- the name already describes itself that it always keeps an eye on your website. It immediately alerts you if any files were added, deleted or changed in your directory structure. It scans each and every directory you have and stores the details of every file. It provides the plugin which enables you to scan your site automatically at specific time intervals. History screen is always available which shows the history of all past scans and actions.

Wrapping Up

Hopefully, aforementioned list of security extensions will help you to protect your Joomla website from hacking attacks and enhance the security as well.


Source by Chetan Sheladiya