Wordfence Security is a free enterprise class security plugin that makes your site up to 50 times faster and more secure.
I'm very impressed with what I have seen so far with just a couple of week using it. Spending a little time watching live traffic has taught me a great deal about how the bad guys work. It has also helped me identify and correct problems with my site, including a bug in Jetpack. I have tried several similar plugins but this, overall, seems to be the best of its kind.
I installed Wordfence recently and it's already alerted me to several vulnerabilities that I wouldn't otherwise have known about. Seems like an excellent product!
We've set up several WordPress sites for clients, this is the only security plugin we recommend!
I had the unfortunate experience of a few hacks on a few different WP sites in the past, but once I discovered Wordfence, it was a god-send. Wordfence the only way I managed to get rid o a particularly nasty little hack quite a while back, so that by itself made me a believer. It's easy to configure and I love the daily scans. Thank you Wordfence!
After having a WordPress site hacked I found this great plugin. Not only does it do a great job of keeping the site secure but also informs you about the latest security alerts, the potential risk to your site and a full explanation of what it is and what to do about it.
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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.
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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.
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