Amazing support from the best WordPress Security Plugin.
I am a Systems Admin and very security knowledgeable.
All my clients are using Bullet Proof Security because it’s the best security plugin for WordPress. Yes, I tried them all. The amount of features in the security plugin is larger and protects from a long list of security threats that are not available in other WordPress security solutions.
It blocks/protects at the server level (Apache) because it is using .htaccess code, or server configuration language. The bad guys are NOT hitting Php or SQL and running up your resources, bandwidth, crash your server or more than likely your host will block your account.
Other plugins available in the WordPress Repo are blocking at PHP level and blocking per IP which is useless since IPs are spoofed and changed like you change your socks. As an analogy, BulletProof Security is a tall highly secured fence around your house, other plugins allow the bad guys in your home (php level) and then you pray that you’re protected.
Watch the Video to see it installed:
Bullet Proof Security Pro in the other hand has extra features such as a plugin firewall (WAF), but most importantly a “Quarantine” feature. If your FTP password is cracked, some plugin is exploited and if malicious files are uploaded, they are automatically moved to quarantine. So you are protected by any brand new, zero day hacks that can appear in the future and that the scanners such as Succuri can’t pick up. There is nothing in the WordPress Plugins repo like this.
The Quarantine feature is called (ARQ) and can be seen in action here:
If you have any questions just ask them in their forum and they will respond in a timely matter.
We have used WordFence Security plugin on several sites and were ok for awhile - but WordFence didn't protect the sites from POST url attacks, etc. BPS covers ALL the major pathways into a site and goes way beyond WordFence.
With WordFence we always got alerted to something happening AFTER the fact, then we'd have to go in and deal with it. BSP catches the exploit attempts in real time and immediately quarantines the file modification attempts without affecting your site. It works beautifully. The support is top notch - I got almost instantaneous response to my questions.
I've been using BulletProof Security for years now and its without doubt the most important and valuable plugin for WordPress and the first to install on any live site I build.
It provides an excellent level of security and you can set this up within a few clicks. As long as you follow the instructions there should be no problems getting your site secured.
In fact what is really impressive about this plugin is that within a few clicks you can protect your WordPress installation so quickly, its really impressive!
With more knowledge you can get into the detail and edit htaccess files directly. I've set up countless sites using the free version and seen immediate reduciton in SPAM, DDOS and other bots.
If you get stuck or run into any issues (which I did when setting up a WooCommerce site recently) the developers are on hand offering outstanding support and this was for the FREE version! They take you through the process, bug testing your issue and finding the fix specific to your site. Amazing talent and patience across the board and within 24 hours the site was ready to go!
In fact the recent support inspired me to buy the full Pro version. This has added even more control to an already outstanding WordPress plugin.
If you run WordPress you need this plugin, period
Yes there is a learning curve with this product. However, there is great support, at least for the pro version. I don't know about the free version. After having my domain and all subdomains hacked, being blocked by google, and loosing my search ranking, I realize that you have to have something to combat being hacked. Now I can go through the log file and see how, daily, Bullet Proof is blocking numerous hackers and spammers.
The only problem I have had with the product is that it was blocking legitimate plugins at times. Sometimes I could find the solution in the forum, but when I could not, they logged into the backend and fixed the problem themselves.
BPS Pro and BPS Free just work. Period? noooo they work superb and if a miracle happens and there is a glitch you can count that you will get as much help as it gets to get your problem fixed.
3 years of using BPS Pro and BPS free and there was no single situation in which I was left alone. I have ALWAYS received help and I was helped as long as the problem was fixed.
The solutions provided by those plugins are absolutely top notch and provide you the best possible security. I can only recommend it and I do it with a clear conscience.
I will try to make this brief. But it's important that you realize that this plugin is "hands down" the very "BEST" when it comes to keeping your site secure.
I am a long time user of BPS Pro (since 2011), and will tell you this. During the past several years, while running BPS Pro on more than 30+ sites, not one has ever been taken down by a hacker. Actually, not one has ever been compromised. BPS Pro (along with the totally awesome support they provide) allows me to sleep soundly through the night and not worry about waking up and seeing that one of my Client websites is gone or been hacked.
If you haven't yet, just look through the documentation and video tutorials on their website. See some here: http://forum.ait-pro.com/video-tutorials/
Periodically, (in the past .. but no more) .. I've been caught up in thinking that one of the "newer" security plugins might be worth a try. I'd like you to take a guess as to what happened when I deactivated and removed BPS Pro .. only to try something else. Yup. You guessed it. While some of my sites (during this testing) didn't necesssarily go down .. they did become compromised. All because I got caught up in thinking that something else .. something new .. might be better.
Don't make this mistake. I can safely say this to you. If you keep BPS Pro up and running .. you'll be safe!
Plus, I believe in this plugin (with so much assurance) that I am personally willing to share my contact information with you, in the event you have any questions about what I wrote. (But if you have any product specific or support questions, BPS Pro would be the best people to contact.)
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PS: I'm sure that some people may have their reasons for giving this plugin a rating of less than 5 stars. But as a long time user .. and someone that has tested many security plugins .. that THIS IS IT! BulletProof Security plugin is great. But BulletProof Security Pro .. is an absolute must if you're serious about wanting to protect your hard work.
I've been using BulletProof Security Pro since its first version, and although I've changed plugins over the years, I've never changed this one. The developper has always answered my emails within a few hours. I've observed clear progress in the plugin's ease of use: I remember, in the first version, there were some manual HTACCESS modifications to make, but in the latest versions, everything is automatic and works out of the box. Ideally, I wouldn't have to use a security plugin at all, but let's face it: security is a necessary inconvenience in our day and age. One main advantage of BulletProof Security is that you can disable a particular module if you feel that it's too intrusive. Personally, I disable the AutoRestore Intrusion Detection, but I use all the other modules. In any case, the greatest inconvenience is to get compromised or hacked, which has never happened to me. And I think that it's partly because of this plugin.
Great plugin with great support.
We highly recommend it.
Learn it...use it...no worries.
lost my permalinks and 301 redirects I had in the file - not one, but twice!
once on install
twice on setup
now my site is behaving oddly - I can't save any settings.
Was looking at installing this for a test drive, but after seeing how the representative throws his dummy out of the pram if a bad review is published, decided to delete it instead.
Dear Bulletproof Security,
Choose your customer service staff a little more wisely!
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