Searched all around for a security plugin, but nothing has yet to compare with wordfence. I highly recommend it.
This latest update does not work, I am no longer receiving emails or alerts. It was working perfect up until this latest update! I wish they would fix this or at least assist the people who are having all of these issues since the update!
Using it for a few months now : it changed my "webmaster" life.
Don't hesitate and install it !
I've been running many AWS instances with WordPress for years now and was introduced to Wordfence back in August of 2015.
At the time I was looking for a really good http/https dynamic firewall. Wordfence seemed to be the best fit for the job. Within a week it had fended off over 5,000 attempts to login to my site with usernames like admin or the real name listed as the domain owner. I thought Wow, this really is amazing. So I went ahead and installed it on 2 other domains I managed.
About 3 months ago I started noticing very similar attacks on each of the domains I had this plugin installed. They were from the same IP address, same time frame and same username structure.
So I did a little more even comparison. 4 new domains (never previously owned), hosted in the Oregon AWS datacenter, fresh installs of WordPress running the same configs and version, 2 with Wordfence and 2 without. Default Wordfence config.
1 week past by. Interested in the results? One instance without Wordfence had 5 invalid username attempts, the other without Wordfence had 8. The 1st instance with Wordfence had 3,493 invalid username attempts. The 2nd instance with Wordfence had 3,482 invalid username attempts. Suspicious yet? Then I noticed the attacks on the 2 instance with Wordfence had 3,476 matching IPs/Timestamps.
I wanted to believe that this plugin was legit. But it cons you into think it is preventing you from SO many attacks. But in reality it is causing 99% of them. No I'm stuck in a rut and a hard place. The instances I have running this plugin have so many daily attacks I'm scared to remove it for the fear of what might happen. However I can tell you I will NEVER use this for any instances I setup in the future.
Maybe the owners are oblivious to this issue. But since they have a paid version I can't help but think the large amount of attacks are done to incentivise the owner to purchase their product.
I hope this helps someone out there from making the same mistake I did.
I've only been able to afford the free version but for years now, it's the security plugin to rely on.
Wordfence just resolved an issue for me within hours of posting the issue.
Wordfence definitely has your WordPress site covered.
I could probably tell you how many attacks have been thwarted by WordPress, but I'm sure I'd be underestimating. Wordfence is more than a plugin -- it's an outstanding company obviously dedicated to protecting WordPress installations of all sizes and uses. While I only use the free license for my personal blog, I'm leaning towards purchasing the premium license. If nothing else, to ensure that this company remains vibrant and continues to engage with the security community as much as they already have.
The recent firewall installation and their proposed architecture for maintaining it add an additional layer of protection to an already robust plugin. I don't think you're going to find a better security plugin with a better company behind it as you'll find with Wordfence.
This plugin used to be awesome when there was an option to see top consumer. That we i used to block all the unwanted spider consuming my bandwidth everyday. But that feature is unavailable in new version, so that option won;t come back, then i probably have to move to another security option.
Wordfence is amazing. This is a big effort and all the moving parts work well together. The new firewall appears to be a big time saver. The free version of Wordfence is great but the pay version will set you and your client's minds free.
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