Joomla and RIPS partnership

Joomla, one of the world’s most popular Content Management Systems (CMS), announced today its partnership with RIPS, the technology leader for PHP application security testing.

RIPS and Joomla are pleased to announce a new partnership where Joomla will be using RIPS industry leading code analysis solution to continuously scan the Joomla code base for tangible security vulnerabilities and weaknesses. For RIPS, this deployment represents a milestone, serving one of the world’s most prominent open source organizations and further helping to enhance the security of open source projects.

Security is an integral part of the Joomla development process. With hundreds of contributors around the globe and over 25,000 commits, tracking possible security bugs becomes a challenge. By partnering with RIPS and by using its extensive automation and integration capabilities, we are able to add another strong layer of security testing to our code base. We further aid our commitment to provide the most secure CMS to our users.

Says Rowan Hoskyns-Abrahall, President of the Joomla Project.

Dr. Johannes Dahse, CEO of RIPS Technologies, also shared his excitement about this new partnership, saying:

In the past we worked with many different vendors of popular applications and reported many critical security bugs with varying responses. The Joomla Security Strike Team is one of the most professional teams we worked with. Next to their excellent response time and communication, they have an outstanding technical expertise. We are very proud that these experts choose RIPS as their code analysis solution.

About RIPS

RIPS is the only specialized application security testing solution for PHP applications. With its awarded code analysis algorithms it is able to detect even complex security vulnerabilities deeply buried inside code without false positive noise. RIPS can be fully integrated into the software development lifecycle (SDLC) and automatically detect critical vulnerabilities within minutes. The early bug detection helps companies around the globe to meet time-to-market deadlines, to meet security compliance requirements, and to reduce the costs of issue verification and development rework. RIPS is delivered as a standalone software or as a SaaS platform by RIPS Technologies, a high-tech company based in Bochum, Germany. For more information about RIPS, visit or follow them on Twitter: @ripstech.

About Joomla

Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS) used to build beautiful web sites and powerful online applications. A global volunteer community of developers has been building and improving Joomla since the first version was released in 2005. This immense effort has made Joomla easy to use, stable and very secure. Joomla is search engine and mobile friendly, multilingual, flexible and extensible. Offering unlimited design possibilities alongside industry leading security, Joomla also has thousands of third party extensions and templates allowing further customization to meet specific needs. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone. Find out more at