As the most popular content publishing platform available, WordPress is often targeted by hackers. Therefore, if you’re using WordPress to host your website, it’s absolutely essential that you keep on top of your security.
On this, we spoke to Liquid Bubble who said: “Vulnerabilities in plugins can lead to insecure websites and attacks from threats. In some cases, it only takes one vulnerability in a plugin to allow black hat hackers to cause real problems, so it really is so important that you prioritise security.”
If you’re looking for a security plugin for WordPress, keep reading for details on the best ones around.
6Scan is an auto-fix protection plugin for your WordPress site which is immensely popular. It can protect your website against hackers and, offering rule-based protection, aims to keep your website’s security up to date.
This plugin boasts a security scanner with the purpose of scanning and protecting your WordPress site from OWASP top ten security vulnerabilities, including but not limited to: Cross Site Scripting, SQL Injection, CSRF, directory traversal, remote file including, and DOS attack.
However, perhaps the best part of this plugin is the automatic vulnerability fix feature. If 6Scan Security finds any vulnerable codes, it uses its auto-fix server-side agent solution to apply auto-fix. Also, along with alerting you via email if there are any threats to your website, it has an automatic malware fix for any malware related issues which may crop up.
This security plugin – previously known as Better WP Security – offers over 30 different ways of protecting your WordPress website and can be installed in just one click. Not only does it track the activity of registered users, it also has import and export settings, two-factor authentication, password expiration, and malware scanning.
In order to find any vulnerabilities, it scans the whole website and prevents any brute force attacks, along with banning IP addresses which attempt to brute force. iThemes Security also utilises Google reCAPTCHA to combat any spam comments on your website.
Sucuri is a well-known website security company and its plugin, Sucuri Security, is excellent for WordPress users. With website firewall, file integrity monitoring, security activity monitoring, malware scanning, and blacklist monitoring, this plugin is a real all-rounder.
If this plugin, after using blacklist engines such as Norton, Google Safe Browsing, Sucuri Labs, McAfee Site Advisor, finds anything wrong with your website’s security, you’ll be notified by email immediately.
The plugin itself protects your website from Zero Day Disclosure Patches, DOS attacks, and brute force attacks, along with other attacks from scanners. All activities are logged in the Sucuri cloud. So, in the event that an attacker did manage to bypass security, all of your security logs would be safely stored in the Sucuri cloud.
You can also opt to buy the premium version of this plugin, which will provide you with better help and advice from the reputable company.
These are just some of the website security plugins which you can use with WordPress, there are plenty out there, so be sure to look around and find the right one for you.