Protect your WordPress site by hiding vital areas of your site, protecting access to important files, preventing brute-force login attempts, detecting
iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) gives you over 30+ ways to secure and protect your WordPress site. On average, 30,000 new websites are hacked each day. WordPress sites can be an easy target for attacks because of plugin vulnerabilities, weak passwords and obsolete software.
Most WordPress admins don't even know they’re vulnerable, but iThemes Security works to fix common holes, stop automated attacks and strengthen user credentials. With one-click activation for most features, as well as advanced features for experienced users, iThemes Security can help protect any WordPress site.
iThemes has been building and supporting WordPress tools since 2008. With our full range of WordPress plugins, themes and training, WordPress security is the next step in providing you with everything you need to build the WordPress web.
Get added peace of mind with professional support from our expert team and pro features to take your site's security to the next level with iThemes Security Pro.
Manage more than one site? Manage away mode, release lockouts and make sure your WordPress site is up to date with iThemes Sync.
Network Brute Force Protection takes brute force protection to the next level by further banning users who have tried to break into other sites from breaking into yours. The iThemes Brute Force Protection Network will automatically report IP addresses of failed login attempts to iThemes and will block them for a length of time necessary to protect your site based on the number of sites that have seen a similar attack.
Hiding parts of your site is helpful, but won't prevent all attacks. In addition to obscuring sensitive areas of your WordPress site, iThemes Security works to protect it by blocking bad users and increasing the security of passwords and other vital information.
iThemes Security monitors your site and reports changes to the filesystem and database that might indicate a compromise. iThemes Security also works to detect bots and other attempts to search vulnerabilities.
iThemes Security hides common WordPress security vulnerabilities, preventing attackers from learning too much about your site and away from sensitive areas like your site's login, admin, etc.
iThemes Security makes regular backups of your WordPress database, allowing you to get back online quickly in the event of an attack. Use iThemes Security to create and email database backups on a customizable schedule.
For complete site backups and the ability to restore or move WordPress easily, check out BackupBuddy by iThemes.
Learn how to use iThemes Security with our series of in-depth tutorial videos taught by lead developer Chris Wiegman:
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Please read the installation instructions and FAQ before installing this plugin. iThemes Security makes significant changes to your database and other site files which can be problematic, so a backup is strongly recommended before making any changes to your site with this plugin. While problems are rare, most support requests involve the failure to make a proper backup before installation.
Requires: 4.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.3.1
Last Updated: 2015-9-15
Active Installs: 600,000+
60 of 188 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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