About Astra Security

Astra Security is a cybersecurity software designed to help businesses protect online stores and recover hacked websites. The platform enables administrators to block IP addresses, spam, suspicious login attempts and bad bots.

Managers can utilize machine learning-enabled tools to automatically scan websites, review and remove flagged files and generate reports to view the security status of web pages. Astra Security allows teams to hide WordPress version numbers and remove meta generator tags from visual composer and slider revolution. Additionally, supervisors can perform audit trails to secure server configuration and credit card information and protect the system against vulnerabilities.

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102 Reviews of Astra Security

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.77 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(83)

83

4 stars

(16)

16

3 stars

(2)

2

2 stars

(1)

1

1 stars

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June 2019

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Marius from VLU

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Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2019

My new favorite solution to secure my websites and clean the malware

I have not yet used their Malware removal as none of my websites were infected, so I cannot vouch for it. However, I'm part of a few communities for webmasters and have only heard success stories regarding Astra's malware removal (both automatic and manual, provided by the team at Astra). I prefer to periodically check the overview in the dashboard, rather than going through each website's report (which are much more detailed, but I don't really think that information is for the average user). Overall, I prefer Astra over any other firewall and malware cleaner tools/services that I have used before. Their dashboard is clean and and easy to understand.

Pros

I love the reports they send over email with how many attacks they have blocked on each website. It gives me a better idea of how often these attacks are and how useful it is to protect your websites from them. I also enjoy the fact that we can easily blacklist IPs (either previous attacks or add custom rules).

Cons

There really is nothing that I dislike about Astra. Maybe they can add other platforms for notifications besides Slack (although I'm a big fan of Slack and use it daily).

Reasons for Choosing Astra Security

I tried Astra first and liked it so much that I had no reason to keep looking at alternatives.

Reasons for Switching to Astra Security

There were many happy customers of Astra in the online communities that I am part of. I just loved Astra once I tried it, so I ended up using it on all my important websites.

Response from Astra Security

Replied June 2019

Marius, thank you so much for your encouraging words. Thanks for the suggestion, we will keep it in the list of future features. It's a pleasure securing your website too :)

October 2019

Andréas from Divine Design

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

October 2019

The good and the bad of Astra

I scan my webpage with it regularily.

Pros

It's mostly easy to use. The Support is rather quick to answer. It has potential.

Cons

Some functions doesn't even seem to work. The installation was more troublesome than expected.

Reasons for Choosing Astra Security

I found a good deal and was willing to test it out.

Response from Astra Security

Replied October 2019

Hi Andreas, thank you for your feedback. Regarding the installation, Astra is usually installed within 2-minutes on any website. However, one reviewing your communication with us from five months ago - during the installation the hiccup you faced was because of your server not configured correctly. Within one hour of you telling us that you weren't able to install, a reply with resolution was sent to you. Though, we never heard back from you if you had any further questions. Regardless, glad Astra is helping you keep website malware free!

September 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

2.0

September 2019

Fast & friendly support team, but...

After I purchased Astra, I had a contact in the website security space take a deeper look to let me know if it was a good decision. Their response was a little surprising: "They aren't using their own security applications. Instead, they use 3rd-party software located inside the astra_wp/astra/libraries/plugins/ folder: - PHPIDS ( @copyright 2007-2009 The PHPIDS Group): this PHP firewall was discontinued 10 years ago. -phpMussel: some kind of PHP anti-virus. - Several other frameworks & apps. Basically, they take open-source applications, package them all together, add a nice UI and sell it. There's nothing illegal with that, but protecting a WordPress blog in 2019 with a security application that was discontinued 10 years ago (and thus does not get updates any longer) is not what I would call a "Rock Solid Firewall" as they advertise it on their website." It's possible that my contact missed something and I'd be happy to modify my review if that's the case, but based on his feedback, I of course needed to refund my purchase.

Pros

- easy to use - works with WordPress - friendly support

Cons

- actual level of security is questionable

Response from Astra Security

Replied September 2019

I'm sorry but this information is quite inaccurate. Just like every security product, the open source projects play a key role and same is the key with Astra. All security companies out there including Cloudflare, Sucuri etc use projects like Mod Security to build on. Further, as per hundreds of other reviews our firewall is indeed rock solid and one of the most loved feature which we've perfected since years of efforts and continue to do so. However, what you've mentioned says that Astra is not updated which is not true. We might have used open source projects but have done alot of development on top of that - that's how our firewall and other solutions are way better than any of the competition. Further, Astra comprises of firewall, malware scanner, security audit etc. Tools like malware scanner, security audit, community security are all made in-house. This is a misinformed review, possibly by a competitor :/

July 2019

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Nenad from PostableME

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Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2019

The best security plugin our team has used

10/10 - I've suggested this personally on multiple occasions to business and power users needing a step up in the security systems, Have only heard great things back.

Pros

Astra makes it super easy to get started, Drag & Drop your files and run the script, We're a company that cares about user security but putting our trust in hard to configure firewalls, Committing to pro-active scanning & paying for cleanups if god forbid a intrusion came up is a thing for the past for us, Astra's ease of use for us is a killer point, and the ability to get more info on how these threats originate is great for when our developers need more info.

Cons

I'm a firm believer in the term "If it sounds too good to be true it probably is", Our CMS install was easy to setup and manage - As my above notes state it's literally a few buttons, on our custom PHP framework we did need to commit some time to get it going - A lot of what our website did came up as flagged, In these instances we used their monitoring mode to make sure nothing goes missed and keep track of the logs we know we're making - As with anything this will be improved and was resolved with a quick chat and ticket.

July 2019

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Danny from Finally Good IT, LLC.

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Computer & Network Security

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

July 2019

Astra Web Security is the way to go1

I had a client with an active breach. Once it was brought to my company's attention we began sourcing a partner to help mitigate future breaches. Astra Web Security not only helped to protect against the breach it also was able to look at records and track the original time frame of the breach and a little more info than we had gathered on the attack. Their services proved invaluable, which is why we decided to partner with them. They performed an audit on the clients' web server and provided additional tips to help secure their platform. Their industry-specific knowledge is worth every penny.

Pros

Ease of use Sense of Security Visualization Automation Control Regular reports and updates Extremely Knowledgeable Support

Cons

Can't use it for all of my Platforms and Clients Would love an option to run an onsite Appliance or VM to use as a WAF for everything.

Reasons for Choosing Astra Security

I do not recall the other products we looked at for this client at the time. It became clear early on that Astra was the way to go and once we contacted their support it was a no brainer for us. After our first experience, it was clear we made the right choice.