Introducing Zap Audit: Take Back Control of Your Joomla Website
- Created: 31 January 2017 31 January 2017
If you ever had a Joomla site hacked, you know how difficult it is to clean up the site. Hacked files can be sprinkled among the thousands of files and folders in the Joomla filesystem and are not easily found by an administrator. Looking at file dates and combing through web server logs are the manual techniques to find these files, which is a laborious process and missing just one file is an opportunity for a site to be re-infected all over again. Hacked sites can be blocked by web browsers or shut down by ISP's until they are cleaned up.
Zap Audit is our newest Joomla extension and was written by a Joomla administrator for Joomla administrators to combat hacking of Joomla sites. It allows administrators to take back control of their Joomla site. Zap Audit finds hacked files, recommends best practices based on a site analysis and provides proactive monitoring to minimize damage from future hack attacks. Zap Audit can save hours of work cleaning up a site, allowing you to delay or even eliminate the need to rebuild a hacked Joomla website from scratch. It runs entirely within your Joomla website, so no data is transferred outside your company. Zap Audit can even analyze an offline site that is down due hacking or other reasons by analyzing the zipped files from the site using Zap Audit installed on another Joomla site.
There are several Zap Audit versions available. Our free "lite" version generates an audit summary, providing peace of mind in knowing your site is not hacked. The standard version provides a detailed audit report, pinpointing files need to be examined for possible infection, as well as provides a detailed best practices audit. The pro version adds proactive monitoring, sending an e-mail alert when it sees a new audit issue in one of your sites. You can monitor as many sites as you need. Like Z Content's other extensions, there is no limit to the number of Joomla sites Zap Audit can run on.
You can find out more information at the Zap Audit page on Z Content.