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BruteProtect is no longer actively supported. All new development is now being done on the Protect feature in Jetpack.


58 reviews
Average Rating
4.8 out of 5 stars
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Is working great
By , for WP 4.0

Started blocking IP addresses from day one I installed it.

Easy protection plus alerts whenever site is down
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Easy-to-use protection. I also like the way it keeps tabs on my hosting service, too. It sends me an email whenever my site goes down, then it sends me another message when the site goes back up.

Keeps the Bad Guys Out
By , for WP 4.0

I'm always amazed by how many attempts BruteProtect stops without even a hint of a performance hit.

The ability to setup automated plugin updates across my connected sites is also a nice plus.

By , for WP 4.0

An essential plug-in for dealing with the inevitable onslaught of brute force log-ins.

'BruteProtect Shield is a cloud-powered brute force attack prevention plugin and the best protection against botnet attacks. It is now and will always be 100% free.'

No more failed logins
By , for WP 4.0

Was using an IP blocker that started slowing down the sites because of the sheer number of attacks. Switched to BP and the performance issues went away.

Does what it says on the tin !
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Great community based botnet prevention.

If only this plugin could be extended to also protect DDOS on index.php and XMLRPC.php (both of which appear to get hammered) that would be amazing!

Kills 99% of all known household bots
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I'm not sure what the previous reviewer, phatwp, is talking about. This does NOT slow down your website, it effectively kills all the annoying bot attacks in an instant with no effect on website performance.

Works hand-in-hand with Wordfence, I couldn't be happier. Props to the devs.

Helps me sleep
By , for WP 3.9.1

stopped an ongoing attack.
helps me sleep at night.
Thank you.

It really prevents bot attacks
By , for WP 3.9.1

I'm using Wordfence to inform me about brute force attacks to my admin. Since yesterday I started getting around 200 messages per hour about blocked attempts to log to the admin. Tried pretty much everything before using BruteProtect and no luck.
Glad that I've found it, so those annoying attempts are somewhat limited or stopped.

So far so good!
By , for WP 3.9.1

This plugin is the best solution yet for preventing brute force login attacks on WP sites. I've tried various other solutions (.htaccess, limit login attempts plugin, etc) but the brute forcers have found ways around all of those.

In addition, the team at bruteprotect is responsive with their support and actively working to improve the plugin. Keep up the good work!!!

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