BruteProtect is a cloud-powered Brute Force attack prevention plugin and the best protection against botnet attacks.
I saw the author of this plugin present at WordCamp Boston a few weeks ago and was very impressed. He explained how this plugin works and why it's unique in what it does. He knows his stuff and this plugin does what it says and does it well. I've already installed it on many of my sites and plan to add it to every site manage. I look forward to seeing how this plugin grows.
BruteProtect has stopped 7,156 malicious attempts to access my site and I'm using this plugin only few weeks. Thanks guys!
Early days still, but I am extremely impressed so far.
I was using Wordfence before, but that was making my CPU spike (and even crashing the server on occasion) while the login form was under attack.
Since installing BruteProtect, the attacks have stopped, and the CPU is down from 80% average load to around 3% average.
Can I just point that out again. My CPU was under an average 80% load when using another security plugin, and it is now down to about 3%. That is incredible!
My page load times have reduced by about half, from average of around 2 to 3 seconds with Wordfence down to under 1 second with BruteProtect.
This is tremendous. Thank you, thank you.
I have started spreading the word too.
This is by far my favorite security plugin. So simple to install and seemingly very effective. I wish there was more information and settings, etc.. on the bruteprotect website but I can be very happy just the way things are.
This simple plugin saved me
Plugins are not all created equally, especially when they require an API key, which BruteForce does. However, the BruteForce team has made the installation of this PlugIn amazingly easy. The plugin finds your WordPress setup email address and quickly emails you the API key with the press of a button, which you then input on the same page with no reloading.
Since we have just installed it on our SEO and social media software blog at http://theseosystem, we have not yet seen the results, but we can assume that they are good based on other's feedback.
If the simplicity and design of the installation is any indication, this plugin is perfect for protecting your wp-login.php file.
This plugin is simply amazing. It STOPS bots, and people from attempting to login to my site. Thanks Guys!
Seems obvious now that Sam and his team did it: Akismet for brute force attacks. It crowd-sources the attack data to stop and block many attackers before they ever hit your site. Plus your site contributes data, to help prevent the rest of sites using BruteProtect from being attacked by those same IP's/servers. Excellent security plugin.
I've added this to all my own and my customers' websites. An excellent idea that will get even better as more people sign up.
Every WordPress site should have this plugin in their security suite. In the past week it has blocked about 250 login attempts on two of my sites.
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