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Sucuri Security - Auditing, Malware Scanner and Security Hardening

The Sucuri WordPress Security plugin is a toolset for security integrity monitoring, malware detection, audit logging and security hardening.


More information can be found on the the Sucuri Security WordPress Security plugin via our free Knowledge Base.

What does this plugin do that other WordPress security plugins don't do?

A few other security plugins provide activity monitoring features, but few do them well. The activity monitoring in this plugin is second to none, tying the activity into the Sucuri Security Operations Center (SOC) ensuring it's safe keeping.

This security plugin also takes a different approach to security plugins, stripping it of what we categorize as unnecessary features for a basic website end-user. We've narrowed the key features we felt were most pertinent to any website owner and integrated them into this plugin.

If I install the Sucuri plugin do I get a Sucuri account?

No, this is a free plugin that we offer at no charge. It does not mean you get a free account.

If I have the premium plugin, do I need the Free plugin?

The free plugin will be replacing the Premium plugin in the coming weeks. Eventually, there will only be one plugin. If you have the premium plugin, and install the free version, the free version will overwrite the premium version.

Do I still need Sucuri’s products if I have this plugin?

Yes. This plugin compliments your existing security toolsets. It is not designed to replace the Sucuri AntiVirus or Firewall products.

Where do I get support for this plugin?

The best place is to engage us via the Support Forum. If you are a client, .

Does your plugin conflict with WordFence?

The plugin does not, but there might be issues with our scanners. If you get an “Unable to Properly Scan Your Site” It’s likely because the WordFence plugin is blocking our scanner as an invalid crawler.

You would have to white list our IP address on the WordFence dashboard.

What are the Remote Security Malware Scanning Limitations?

Because the security malware scanner is remote, it is unable to see things that are on the server but that are not displaying on the browser. If you are interested in this, we encourage you to subscribe to our Website AntiVirus product.

This issues includes things like Phishing pages, Backdoors, Mailer Scripts, etc…

Your plugin didn’t detect this malware?

This happens, reference the Remote scanner limitations above. This should not be confused with our Website AntiVirus product. If you have malware, and you are a client, submit a ticket so that we can help you get clean.

If you are not a client, and you want to share what you have found please send it to labs@sucuri.net.

The plugin is not performing application level malware / security scanning so this is not uncommon.

Is it free to enable the Website Firewall option?

No, it is not. To enable you must subscribe to the Website Firewall service.

Will this plugin impact the performance of my website?

No, it will not.

Do the logs get stored to my database?

No, it does not.

Are there any issues installing your plugin with any hosts?

Not that we are aware of.

Do I need to run this plugin to get the Website Firewall ad-on feature?

No, it is not required. The Website Firewall (CloudProxy) runs in the cloud without the need of anything installed. This plugin only helps see and manage the service from the WordPress dashboard.


Requires: 3.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.6.2
Last Updated: 3 months ago
Active Installs: 300,000+


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