Comprehensive security plugin for WordPress with features that cover a range of areas.
Wordfence does numerous things that are quite out of the box as compared to other solutions out there. It has an endpoint firewall and malware scanner that was built from scratch, as opposed to using a cloud firewall. The way this helps you is by tightening the encryption and eliminating any chance of data leak and bypass.
Their web application firewall, which has deep integration enabled with WordPress, can seamlessly detect and get rid of malicious traffic. Other than that, it can defend your site against brute force attacks, blacklist IPs, and block requests that contain malicious code.
The security scanner feature does a brilliant job of comparing your files with the ones that are in the WordPress.org repository to check and report for any suspicious changes. It then goes on to repair the ones that are infected and delete the portions that aren’t needed.
In addition, you can:
- Block certain countries of your choice
- Set up two-factor authentication
- Manually block networks, bots or users that don’t seem safe
- Monitor your site visits and hack attempts through various filters
- Protect your site from attacks use leaked passwords from data breaches
Wordfence is definitely one of the most popular security plugins for WordPress, and deservedly so. The free version itself has a lot of things to offer, which shows their generosity and commitment to building a safer environment around the internet.
Security, in general, is a complex topic, but with this plugin, you can cover a good amount of areas with the help of their “set it and forget it” nature.