Joomla! Help Support Warrington Cheshire Manchester Merseyside UKNo Joomla! website should be without a Web Application Firewall or WAF, especially if hosted in a shared server environment.

The WAF adds another line of defense between your website and the server firewall maintained by your hosting provider.

You will find a list of available WAF extensions in the Joomla! Extensions Directory.

Read more: Access & Security Extensions for Joomla!.

 

What is a Web Application Firewall?

"A web application firewall is a special type of application firewall that applies specifically to web applications.

It is deployed in front of web applications and analyzes bi-directional web-based (HTTP) traffic - detecting and blocking anything malicious."

Source: Wikipedia.

A WAF is “an application firewall for HTTP applications. It applies a set of rules to an HTTP conversation. Generally, these rules cover common attacks such as Cross-site Scripting (XSS) and SQL Injection."

Source: OWASP.

Note: OWASP = Open Web Application Security Project.

 

Akeeba Admin Tools is our WAF of choice

Our preferred choice of WAF for the Joomla! CMS is Akeeba Admin Tools PRO.

It enables easy password protection of your website's Administrator directory.

And makes it easy to add a secret URL to cloak the Administrator directory, as well as a host of other security enhancements.

It adds another line of defense between your website and the server firewall maintained by your hosting provider.

"Admin Tools is a security component, i.e. a software solution which will help you tighten the security of your Joomla! site. Moreover, it has several features which will help you enhance the performance of your site and make your life administering the site a bit easier."

Source: Akeeba Admin Tools for Joomla! 4 - Getting Started.

 

Useful Video Tutorials & Documentation

The developer acknowledges that configuring the Admin Tools WAF for your website's hosting environment can be challenging for some website administrators, but has recently produced a range of useful video resources to help Joomlers.

These provide a useful supplement to the longstanding comprehensive Admin Tools user guide.

Read more: Akeeba User Guides.

Read more: Akeeba Video Tutorials.

 

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