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Five Best Drupal Security Modules to Prevent Breaches

Updated on April 18, 2018

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Best Drupal Security Modules

Without a doubt, one important concern for any website is its security. While Drupal prides itself on being the most secure CMS out there, nothing is perfect and same goes for this platform.

Luckily, there are modules available for Drupal, which one can use to fortify their Drupal sites even more.

This post will tell you all about the best Drupal security modules and why they are a must for your website.

Drupal is a secure CMS and application system that stands up to the foremost basic internet vulnerabilities within the world to prevent the worst from happening. Drupal is developed, steady, and outlined with strong security in intellect.

Login Security

Login Security module is perfect for starting this list. Here is why.

As the login page is the gateway to a site, it is also the most vulnerable page. As the name implies, this module enables a host of options for Drupal site’s login page.

These include:

  • Limiting the number of invalid login attempts before blocking an account.
  • Ability to block logins from specific IP addresses.
  • Notifying about invalid attempts or too many attempts through email.

This module is available from Drupal 7 onwards.

Two Factor Authentication

Two Factor Authentication is a popular form of security measure that is now employed by almost every major website including Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and Google.

This method involves a user’s mobile phone in the login process. When a user logs into a website, a code is sent via SMS directly to the user’s phone, which is required for logging into the site.

Drupal Two Factor Authentication (2FA) module includes a second layer of verification to secure your Drupal accounts. You’ll be able to configure Passwordless Login based on Email or OTP. It is exceedingly secure and simple to set up this module that ensures your site from hacks and unauthorized login attempts.

This Drupal security module is available for Drupal 8 as an alpha release and stable for versions below it.

Google Apps Authentication

This module allows users to log into their Drupal sites using Google account credentials. Since Google is everywhere, and almost everyone has a Google account, this module speaks volumes about itself when it comes to security and accessibility.

Security Review

This Drupal security module is kind of like an all-in-one kit for your Drupal site. It maintains a list of security checks and analyzes your website against them. When a security measure is missing or out of place, it notifies you and also recommends the best course of action for correcting it.

A Stable version of the module is available for Drupal 7, while a beta version is available for Drupal 8.

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Captcha

The Internet is filled with spammers and spambots. To push them off your website, Captcha is a feasible option.

With a module being available for Drupal, it becomes incredibly easy to implement captcha on your Drupal site and doesn’t really leave any reason at all to not to use it.

Beta version for Drupal 8, stable for Drupal 7.

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Conclusion

These were our top picks for anyone looking to ramp up their Drupal site’s security.

Please note that I have provided only the top-rated Drupal security modules in each field. But, there are a host of other Drupal security measures and modules available for those who want to add additional security layers to their website.

In your opinion, what are the must-have security modules for Drupal? Apprise me of your thoughts in the comments section.

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Hamza Zia

Hamza is a Drupal Community Manager at Cloudways - A Managed Drupal Hosting Platform. He loves to write about Drupal and related topics. During his free time, he can be seen obsessing over Football, Cars, Android and Gaming.

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