Wordfence Security is a free enterprise class security and performance plugin that makes your site up to 50 times faster and more secure.
SERIOUSLY though. I want to thank wordfence for tellinng me when my files are mutating....not a good sign. They have helped me keep my site clean and clear of dirty, yucky, infiltrators. [ link redacted, please do not post links in reviews ]
I have use several security plugins, but none have come close to ncombination ease of use and feature set. Not only does it have great scanning, reports, and great firewall features, it also has a really good caching engine. I was able to combine what was done with multiple products into one.
The free version works great, but I went ahead and purchase the premium license for the nice to have functions, but also to support such a great product.
I found this a very useful tool, and went premium. The country blocking in particular I have found has eliminated the spam I used to get.
It does it all and it does it well. It successfully blocked 7 IPs that were hitting my server with login attempts immediately after enabling the firewall and login security features. The attention to details like WHOIS and easy permanent blocking features solidify it even more.
*** Things to consider if you use EasyEngine NGINX w/caching (rt-cache, aka Nginx-Helper) it is a selective caching & purging agent that is very useful for page caching on it's own, but it comes bundled and configured to let W3TC do Object & DB caching & CSS/JS Minification. WordFence's (awesome) Falcon Engine does not allow W3TC to be an active plugin in conjunction w/Falcon, so you'll have to find an alternative to W3TC to handle those three tasks, unless Falcon does them and I'm just not aware of it. *** 5 STARS IF the WF team can figure out a way around this or clarify this for us!!
I'm currently using the free version. This has already proven to be a "must have" with respect to monitoring hacking attempts and the ability to block IP addresses or a complete network.
The scanning features are also excellent, highlighting any issues, even known ones when upgrading plugins.
I am considering the Premium version.
The free version of this plugin really helped me out in a time of crisis, as one of a hundred thousand others affected by soaksoak.ru - initial scan helped me asses the damages and find just how far this hack had rooted itself, which is far deeper than most articles implied. This plugin does for free what other companies would love to charge tons of money for.
We grabbed premium keys for all of our sites and on the main parent site, which is ecommerce, a few more files were flagged that were not picked up by the free version. Worth the 20-25 bucks a year to grab a pro key, IMO. Highly recommended. Only suggestion is to make it easier to examine reported issues after you've fixed or removed them. I'm not sure if it can scan database tables for infections or not which would be a nice feature as well!
Solved my problem.
Great plugin, has beaten thousands of potential threats hacking on my wordpress sites and keeps me to the da on security threats.
This is the most useful plug-in for WP - Period. This team has done an amazing job. I manage a number of WP sites. This plug in is easy out of the box, and you will be amazed at how many times it saves your butt!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS AMAZING PLUG IN!
It works great, it's a must!
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