6Scan Security provides enterprise-grade security with a firewall, automatic backup, analytics and much more.
In order to install 6Scan Security, please follow these steps:
Please note that 6Scan Security requires read/write access to your .htaccess file, which allows us to intercept and analyze/block suspicious requests before they reach any vulnerable script. If you do not have this access, installation of the plugin may fail.
To allow 6Scan Security to constantly update its signatures and keep you protected, we require the fopen or curl library to be installed and enabled. If you have a file-monitoring extension, you may see frequent changes in the 6Scan signature files; this is normal and is an indication that your protection is working properly and up to date.
Once you register with 6Scan, we will automatically send you an email notification when our scanner detects a threat or another problem with your website. To change the notification options (or completely unsubscribe from these messages) please visit the 6Scan Settings panel. You may also elect to be notified of new threats or problems by SMS to any destination worldwide.
Once installed, 6Scan Security will add three items to your WordPress menu: Dashboard, Settings and Support.
The dashboard shows you the list of security vulnerabilities detected by our scanner. Every security issue can be clicked for more information. There is a textual description of each vulnerability and a link to a public advisory (when available) on a Bugtraq site.
The settings page allows you to configure the following Web Application Firewall security options:
The support area allows you to ask questions, report bugs or consult on security-related matters. If you need to add confidential details to your support request (such as passwords), you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org instead of posting on our public support forum. All tickets received at email@example.com are handled with discretion and your information will only be shared with employees on a need-to-know basis to help solve your problem.
In order to uninstall the 6Scan Security plugin:
Please note that if you uninstall 6Scan Security, any fixed security vulnerabilities will lose their fixes. If 6Scan Security has fixed vulnerabilities on your site, you must keep the plugin installed to keep these fixes active.