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wijn-olijfolie
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Advanced Security / Firewall extension

Post by wijn-olijfolie » Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:31 pm

Hi all,

I'm setting up a website in Joomla. I want to increase the security therefore I'm searching for an (advanced) firewall / security extension. I've tried to find a good extension via https://extensions.joomla.org/, however it's hard to fine a advanced one with good reviews.

What I'm looking for:
Turn off server signature
Block access to .htaccess file
Turn off index so the files won't be visible
Block bad queries (XSS)
Block bad bots (like fake Google and Bing bots)
Deny hotlinking of my files (images etc.)
etc.

Any suggestion and if possible your opinion about the extension?

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Re: Advanced Security / Firewall extension

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:20 pm

All of the mentioned tasks are configured on the web server. Nothing to do in Joomla

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Re: Advanced Security / Firewall extension

Post by AMurray » Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:42 pm

Admin Tools (Akeeba) would certainly meet your criteria for an advanced security tool (and firewall).
https://extensions.joomla.org/extension/admin-tools/ should also help, additional to all those tasks to be set at the server level. Not sure why this one didn't show up in your searching the extension directory.

There are also dozens more (perhaps varying quality and functionality but with 5-star ratings) - https://extensions.joomla.org/tags/site-security/
Regards - A Murray

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Re: Advanced Security / Firewall extension

Post by wijn-olijfolie » Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:19 am

Thank you that extension seems a good one, I'll try it out.


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