Akeeba Admin Tools 5.5.0 Bug Fix Release
Admin Tools v5.5.0 is a Bug Fix Release.
It also removes all Geographic IP (GeoIP) features from Akeeba Admin Tools. See below.
Akeeba Admin Tools is our preferred Web Application Firewall.
The developer only officially supports using Admin Tools with the latest release of Joomla! 3.9.
Older versions of Joomla! have known major security issues which are being actively exploited by hackers.
So if you are concerned about security, check you are using the latest available release of Joomla! before you install Admin Tools.
Changes made: see comprehensive Release Notes for more details.
Web Application 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.
Back up before updating any 3rd party Joomla! extension
Any update can break your website.
Perform a FULL backup of your website (database and files) before installing any update.