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BruteProtect is a cloud-powered Brute Force attack prevention plugin and the best protection against botnet attacks.

How do I get an API Key?

Once the plugin is installed, you’ll be prompted to request an API Key via the Dashboard. If you do not receive an API Key, please visit the BruteProtect WordPress support forum to let us know.

Do I need a different key for each site?

Yes, each site needs a different key (this is not the case with multisite networks). Many API keys can be associated with one email address.

Does it work with other WordPress security plugins?

Yes! We haven’t received any reports of plugin incompatibility. Please visit the BruteProtect WordPress support forum to report any issues.

Are there any known compatibility issues?

No! We've had no reported compatibility issues with any plugins.

Is it free?

Everything that we currently offer will always be free to individuals and small businesses. We may, some day, ask for a (very small) fee from our highest-activity users. We will offer additional “premium” services in spring 2014.

Does BruteProtect support Multisite Networks?


How many failed attempts before an IP address will be blocked?

This number varies based on a number of factors, there isn't a fixed number of failed attempts that equal a block.

Can I whitelist certain IP addresses?

Yes, you may add IP addresses under the “whitelist” setting of BruteProtect. This list only applies to your installation of WordPress.

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.1.1
Last Updated: 2014-12-22
Active Installs: 60,000+


4.8 out of 5 stars


13 of 22 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.

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