Akeeba Admin Tools is our preferred Web Application Firewall.
Admin Tools v5.1.0 is a Security Release and a special one to boot.
Reason: it addresses potential breaches of new GDPR Regulations which come into effect in May 2018.
What issues are addressed? Online data storage ones.
5.1.0 also introduces some great new features.
After updating you will be able to:
- check whether user passwords are inside dictionaries of leaked password (disabled by default),
- manually unblock specific IP addresses,
- allow only specific email domains during user registration (for example, your organisation's email addresses), and
- choose if Admin Tools should write to the log file or not (required by GDPR).
See comprehensive Release Notes for more details.
Important note about old Joomla! versions
Admin Tools 5.0.0 will only work with Joomla! 3.4 or later.
Admin Tools 5.1, when released, will no longer support Joomla! 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6.
Akeeba state: "Older versions of Joomla! have known major security issues which are being actively exploited to hack sites."
Admin Tools Video Tutorials
In 2017 the developer issued a range of useful video resources to help you configure Admin Tools.
Some Admin Tools Tips
Web Appication Firewalls
No 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.
Find out more about WAFs in our Joomla! User Guide.
Always back up before updating extensions
Perform a FULL backup of your website (database and files) before installing any update.
WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support
Configuring the Admin Tools WAF can be challenging, but we can help.
We coach, help and support managers with responsibility for Joomla! websites in organisations across Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, North West England & the UK.