SOURCE: Incapsula


November 15, 2012 09:00 ET

Incapsula Offers Joomla Security and Acceleration Extension

Three Million Joomla Websites Vulnerable to Takeover; 400,000 Expected to Be Hacked During the Next Three Months

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 15, 2012) - Incapsula, a cloud-based website security and performance service, today announced Incapsula for Joomla, a new component that allows instant Incapsula activation and enhances the Joomla content management system through a simple Joomla extension. This industry-first offering extends Incapsula's cloud-based protection and acceleration service to Joomla website owners, administrators, developers and resellers allowing them to now manage their sites' security and performance directly from their Joomla admin console.

Joomla is among the most popular content management systems constituting 20 million of all websites worldwide. In a recent study performed by Incapsula over a period of three months, on a random sample of Joomla websites that are using Incapsula to protect their websites, 59 percent of all sites suffered some type of malicious activity with 13 percent undergoing a full takeover attempt trying to exploit "the "Joomla Privilege escalation" and "JCE Shell Upload" vulnerabilities. According to, 15 percent of all Joomla websites are running on versions 1.6 to 2.5 that are vulnerable to these serious exploits. Based on an attack rate of 13 percent and the number of vulnerable sites, 400,000 Joomla websites are likely to be hacked over the next three months. 

Before the release of Incapsula for Joomla, website owners could sign-up for and operate Incapsula's security and performance service only directly through Incapsula. Incapsula for Joomla provides a simple integration of Incapsula's service into Joomla, enabling website owners to leverage Incapsula's protection and acceleration service from with-in Joomla administration.

"Securing content management systems can be time consuming and expensive, resulting in many website administrators overlooking this critical process," said Marc Gaffan, co-founder and vice president of marketing and business development, Incapsula. "While Incapsula has always focused on providing Enterprise-grade security at affordable prices, our new Incapsula for Joomla component simplifies management, enabling even more website administrators to achieve security and performance previously available only to elite organizations."

Incapsula offers websites of all sizes cloud-based enterprise-grade security and performance optimization without installation of hardware and software or changes to the website. Specific benefits of Incapsula for Joomla include:

  • Improved website security - Joomla websites are protected from scrappers, spammers, hackers and DDoS attacks with anti-bot technology, advanced Web Application Security and virtual patching of Joomla vulnerabilities to mitigate exploits.
  • Enhanced website performance - Incapsula accelerates Joomla websites by more than 40 percent and reduces bandwidth by 50 percent with a global CDN, caching and content optimizer.
  • Simple and centralized management - Incapsula for Joomla enables 1-click provisioning and centralized management from within the Joomla admin, providing a live view of website traffic statistics, performance report and threat alerts.

Joomla service providers interested in pre packaging or reselling Incapsula for Joomla should contact Incapsula to become a partner:

Joomla developers and service providers can leverage Incapsula for Joomla to provide increased security and performance to entire portfolios of customers and manage it all from a single portal.

Joomla website owners and administrators interested in Incapsula for Joomla should download the Incapsula for Joomla component:

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Through a simple DNS settings change, your website traffic is seamlessly routed through Incapsula's global network of high-powered servers. Incoming traffic is intelligently profiled in real-time, blocking even the latest web threats. Meanwhile outgoing traffic is accelerated and optimized for faster load times, keeping welcome visitors speeding through.

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