Support » Plugin: BruteProtect » Does it work with WordFence?

  • Resolved Tevya


    I’m just wondering if anyone has tested with WordFence: I haven’t tried WordFence, but it appears to offer a lot of monitoring, malware scans and such that BruteProtect doesn’t. However, from what I can tell it’s protection against login attempts is not contributing to a crowdsourced database like BruteProtect. I love that about BruteProtect, because it allows you to be protected from a lot of attackers before they ever attempt an attack. So in my mind BruteProtect + WordFence would be the ideal combination, but wonder if they’d just conflict?

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  • Plugin Author Sam Hotchkiss


    Definitely worth a shot– I’m on vacation this week, but I’ll have one of the guys back in the office try it out and report back here.

    FWIW, once we roll out our upcoming major upgrade, this won’t be an issue (BP not fully protecting you, that is).

    Awesome. I look forward to the update! I hope it that if it includes “premium” features the price will be more straightforward and reasonable for us small-time players with small multisite networks and a few stand-alone sites.

    One other thought/feature request I figure I’ll just get in while you guys are working on an update:

    We’re starting work on a plugin that can gather data from WordPress and other plugins to create a report to be sent to each of our clients about their site(s). So what we’d really like is some way to hook into BruteProtect and be able to easily grab statistics from BruteProtect for a given time period. I’d imagine this will be pretty easy on single-site installs. But multisite might be a little more tricky because we’d prefer to be able to do each individual site separately, including blocked attacks against both the subdomain and mapped domain (eg. AND should be counted as 1 and the same).

    I’m not sure if this would be easy or difficult, but it’s something we’d sure love (and I’m sure others would as well).

    Plugin Author Rocco Tripaldi


    Hello Tevya,

    I’m testing the plug-in combo of BruteProtect and WordFence on a few separate WordPress installations right now. So far I’ve not encountered any issues. I’ll keep an eye out over the next week or so, and let you know what I could find.

    Plugin Author Sam Hotchkiss


    Hi Tevya– right now, we only track data on a per-API-key basis, so there wouldn’t be a way to split that up. However, we plan to start tracking more granular information directly in your site DB.

    Thanks for the feedback– would love to know more about your plugin, as well– feel free to shoot me an email, sam at brute protect dot com

    Well that would do it. We’d only need a little over a month’s data, and in the local DB would work just fine.

    Still kinda in the early planning/brainstorming phases, but I’ll definitely shoot you an email soon. Thanks.

    I don’nt now, if Im in the right place here. Hope Iam.
    Just got a simple question: Where does BrutProtect save the blocked attacs? I could’nt find anything by now.

    Thanks for your help.




    Plugin Author Jesse Friedman


    Hi Carl48

    We use our API to save our blocked attacks onto our cloud-based servers.


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