What does RSFirewall do ?

RSFirewall! - Joomla security component

The changing nature of Internet traffic, threats and business challenges requires a security solution that is purpose-built for today's Internet. There are a lot of dangers in putting up a Web page, from invasions of privacy to actual hackers cracking your security, so an application that helps you protect your site and your on-line business is a must!


RSFirewall gives you powerful free/paid services management and web site protection functionality in one simple comprehensive setup, by bringing together professional username / password, read / write permissions protections as well as other server related configurations that can weaken the overall security measures offered by the Joomla! platform. An aspect that most, if not all Joomla! users, take for granted, is security. Although Joomla! itself is pretty secure thanks to the security team that constantly checks for issues in the Joomla! code, nobody (or, better yet, nothing) is protecting you from vulnerable Joomla! extensions.

We've decided to launch a security extension which will protect users from coding mistakes that are such a commonality amongst Joomla! extensions and prevent hacking attempts. RSFirewall! consists of an administrator component (this means that it can only be accessed from the back-end) and a system plugin.

The system plugin is the core of RSFirewall!, which sends alerts, checks data submitted by the user for known malware patterns or MySQL injections, checks core Joomla! files for integrity and other useful actions.

RSFirewall! Features
  • Joomla! 3.x
  • Joomla! 4.x
  • Joomla! 5.x
System Overview
  • now includes a visual graph of the latest attacks
  • ability to create exceptions with several filtering options available
  • latest log entries
  • security grade
  • latest RSS feeds related to Joomla! security
System Check
  • checks if you are using the latest version of Joomla! and RSFirewall!
  • file integrity
  • folder permission check
  • file permission check
  • mallware patterns
  • PHP check
  • user check
  • grade computing logic has been changed
  • refactored code to use less resources , providing a smoother experience
  • database Check only works on MySQL servers
System Logs
  • now showing more information
  • alert level
  • date of event
  • user IP
  • user ID
  • date and level alert filtering
  • event description
  • disable user registration
  • disable new component installation
RSFirewall! Configuration
  • now provides more detailed options
  • IP blocklisting
  • back-end password
  • component access filtering
  • active scanner
  • logging utility
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