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WordPress Simple Security Firewall

Complete and Easy-To-Use WordPress Security. Unrestricted Access. No Premium Features.


40 reviews
Average Rating
4.8 out of 5 stars
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The perfect firewall. Stands up to security testing.
By , for WP 3.9.1

I love this Firewall. It is easy to use and has a great range of features. The notification emails are useful, and all the options provide adjustments that I would need.

Also, we had some professional security & penetration testing done against this firewall. We are pleased to report that the firewall held up extremely well and did not show any major vulnerabilities.

A great firewall!

Replaced 3-4 Plugins with this Plugin
By , for WP 3.9.2

I feel so confident in this plugin that I removed 3-4 plugins including Akisment, Sucuri, Login Lockdown and Wordfence. Support is excellent. Be Sure to check this plugin out.

After reading a recent article on Sucuri about how important it is to have a notification when someone logs into admin and I mentioned this to Paul with iControlWP he quickly added this feature to this plugin.

Love this security plugin and the support!!

But most of all I love their main WordPress Updating service at iControlwp.com

By , for WP 3.9.1

I'm maxing out the rating even though I'm struggling with the settings. But that is probably my fault and not the plugin. This is a vital solution - a one-stop answer rather that having several solutions.
The Admin Access Restriction is a little intimidating so I'll avoid it for now. The "filled in" stars in the Admin Access Key are there for what? If I save the settings is that key saved also? Makes me nervous. I would feel better if it were blank.
This plugin is a keeper but will take time to completely understand. It is laid out very well - in sections that can be enabled or not.
I can see it only getting better.

Truly a 'must have' plugin for all websites. Helps a lot!!
By , for WP 3.9.1

WordPress Simple Firewall is truly a 'must have' plugin for all websites. Helps a lot!!

WP Simple Firewall, which might be simple to use, but is actually very comprehensive and includes many useful options. WP Simple Firewall has a great way to block bots from posting spam and also requires that even "humans" .. wait a certain period of time (such as 5 seconds, 10 seconds, etc.) before they can submit a comment, .. and it can also require that the visitors checks off a specific box to indicate that they are in-fact a real person.

It has many other features as well. I use WP Simple Firewall on every one of my websites (in addition to other security measures that I also implement), and after adding WP Simple Firewall .. everything is just perfect.

The developer is also very responsive and helpful.

Gary Gordon (wpbns.com)

Works Really Well, No Plugin Conflicts Either
By , for WP 3.9.1

This firewall is really, really effective. But unlike some other ones, it is able to be turned off when i lock myself out.

The interface does not have an overwhelming number of options, which i like. simple, clear instructions make it a must-use plugin for everyone.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, however, is that WP Simple Firewall does not conflict with any other of the 30 plugins i use, or my theme.

I really like it and cant recommend it enough. Thanks!

Awesome plugin
By ,

The plugin works right out of the box and does make a good job protecting my wp sites. It even does two factor authentication which is really great. Support is provided in a timely manner. Overall very good experience so far. Recommended!

Does What it Says and Well
By , for WP 3.8.1

Wonderful plugin.....just wanted to thank you!!!

Excellent Security Option
By , for WP 3.8.1

Powerful features yet easy to use and understand. Couple this with iControlWP also from the same developer and you have a great security solution.

Light and robust!
By , for WP 3.8.1

What a lot of features in this great plugin. Each day it blocks several attacks on our sites. Thank you iControlWP!

The best login protection
By , for WP 3.8.1

This plugin gives possibly the best login protection, that is currently available, and is still simple to use.

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