Wordfence Security is a free enterprise class security and performance plugin that makes your site up to 50 times faster and more secure.
Always hard to know if a security plug in is working but this seems to be great.
I got a malware pharma attack and it found all the pages infected for me and I hope is closing other loopholes
Essential - easy to use.
This is an incredible plugin for security and tracking who is online at any one time. I have installed it over 18 sites. Great way to secure your site. There is an option to also allow cloudflare as well. Stops all attempts to login with an admin or invalid login name or password. Easy to recover any file that has been changed as well.
I've added word fence to all of my sites now. It amazes me how many attacks there are on them. Most are tiny sites that I always assumed that no one would have any interest in attacking but, man was I wrong. Loving the plugin. Loving the security.
I'm now using using this on every site in combination with iThemes Security. After a couple of months Wordfence has performed flawlessly and the recently included cacheing feature is just icing on the cake.
Out of the box it's an easy setup, even for inexperienced WP bloggers, and with the basic features covering what you need, it's a go to for just about any security need.
Pro is worth every dime.
It signals a changed code file (such as if spam injected) and sends notices of activity on the site. Very useful, would not run without it.
Wordfence seems to be up to speed on security issues and the regular updates reassure rather than scare users.
Very simple to set up and use.
Decent security is one of those nasty things every WP user needs. I used to use another security plugin across my sites, but when it was upgraded - followed by weeks of constant code errors and disasters, I went searching for an alternative and tested out Wordfence.
One word - brilliant! The base unpaid features are effective against the majority of attacks, and the paid additional features are worth every cent. The support for questions or issues is fast & effective, and the team quickly respond. Definitely now an essential plugin across all my and my client's sites.
Love it, so far.