Wordfence Security is a free enterprise class security plugin that includes a firewall, virus scanning, real-time traffic with geolocation and more.
I just got Mark's Security Alert about php.net-this stuff happens to the best of us.
I installed Wordfence on my oldest (master WordPress) site shortly after its first release and was amazed at the malicious code spread across half a dozen themes! Wordfence replaced the hacked files with the originals and what Wordfence couldn't fix we deleted.
Its not the only security plugin I use, but this plugin is my FIRST line of defense. Mark and his team continue to do a top-notch job with speedy updates and timely Security Alerts. No one should build a WP site without it. Well done!
I am so glad that I started using WordFence Security! I like feeling confident that IP addresses can automatically be blocked, along with spam, and that bots acting like humans can be locked out. It has got so many great features, and options for notices. I like knowing that hackers are shut down after only a few attempts instead of being able to continue on all day and night. Thanks so much!!! Couldn't go back to being without it.
Tracer Productions Blog
Inherited a site from another designer that was built with a "free" theme that obviously built with malicious code. During the dev and over the course of a couple of years the pesky script that was running in the background couldn't be isolated and it kept reinventing the bogus links and pages even after "scrubbing" using both manual and scripted methods...
Finally, in a yet another effort to eradicate the problem, I tried Wordfence and voila! Problem resolved! And so were lots of other issues that were annoying such as the ability to block comment spammers.
Plus Wordfence they send out very helpful notices about site status and other industry updates regarding WordPress security.
I have since installed on additional sites with similar positive results.
Great plugin, frequently updated. Author sends out very useful WP security bulletins via email as well.
Really easy to use plugin and very informative blog articles detailing information that may be useful for people interested in WordPress security.
Thank you for your ongoing work on making the web safer.
Solid and dependable Security Plugin with great support and newsletter. The upgrade is money well spent.
As a non-developer who runs a few sites to support other professional activities, I love that Wordfence allows me to be more proacive about the security of my wordpress sites. In the past I never knew there was a problem until I had already been hacked.
I really appreciate that Wordfence keeps me abreast of threats out there. It provides good peace of mind.
I have been using this for over a year. I have stopped using the excellent WordPress Firewall so that I can use the advanced features of Wordfence. The alerts and status reports are excellent and it is well maintained
I would like to know how effectively it works with other security plugs such as Limit login attempts. The reason is I think it would be good to have multiple tiers so that I am not totally reliant on a single plugin.
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