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Sucuri Security - Auditing, Malware Scanner and Security Hardening

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

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Average Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars
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Overly complex, intrusive registration
By , for WP 4.3.1

The intentions behind the Sucuri Security Plugin are noble. Unfortunately, the plugin seems to have spun a bit out of control. In the latest version, author level users seem to be getting the security notifications occasionally.

On top of that Admins are getting too many notifications by default (too many notifications means not paying enough attention to those which come, some of which may be genuinely important).

Lately Sucuri has taken to taking over the entire dashboard unless we register their plugin (originally we just needed to install it). This is extremely rude and selfish behaviour (Yoast and WPMUdev are the two others who think they own your WordPress admin space) and the main reason for the two star review. If Sucuri fix this issue (only put up your registration request inside YOUR settings page please or at least make it dismissible without registering), then I would rate the plugin a 4. One star is lost for the excessive complexity of what should be a simple set and forget experience.

All in all, running what should be an install and relax plugin has become a tedious chore.

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