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WordPress vulnerabilities are numerous and there are high amount of chances of your site getting caught in one of those WordPress security issues, if you don’t maintain a tight security of the site. The choice of one among the WordPress security plugins depends on the size and importance of your site. Let’s take a look at a few plugins,

 
  • iThemes Security Pro: This is the cheapest and the best known plugin costing as low as $80 yearly.
    • It’s an all in one security guard tackling all main attacks
    • Forces strong password to be set
    • Blocks after multiple failed logins
    • Makes two factor authorisation possible, that is, forces you to enter the code sent to your authorised mobile number before you set the password
    • Out of office capability in WordPress dashboard for single admins thus locking when the admin doesn’t use
    • Monitors and reports activities that happen to your files
  • All in one WP security and Firewall: This plugin offers an enhanced range of functionalities to handle the heaviest of security attacks
    • Provides firewall protection to the site; available configurations can be activated easily
    • Most user friendly plugin
    • Assigns a security score to let you mark the current security strength your site has; you can see how your score changes on any update you make.
    • Absolutely free!
  • Jetpack: The plugin is available in two forms: free and premium at $99 yearly
    • The main feature here is the amalgamation of unrelated functionalities into one where the combination gives great results
    • Protect module protects against harmful attacks
    • The premium paid version offers malware scanning daily, offsite backups and restoration of sites
    • Professional pack at $299 yearly offers real time backups and malware scanning on demand
  • VaultPress: The plugin starts from $9 monthly
    • It’s known as the best dedicated backup support in the market
    • Reliable and secure
    • Provides support of realtime or scheduled backups offsite
    • Immediate restoration possible
    • Helps in malware scan and removed in a single click.
  • Sucuri Security: An absolutely free security plugin termed as specialist plugin worth downloading now
    • Notes down the file structure when you install and reports any file deviations immediately
    • Activity monitoring log provides immediate reports on hacks
    • Logs are protected from hacks
    • Firewall services available too
  • SecuPress: It’s a new plugin from WP media based on their WP rocket
    • The most powerful scanner is SecuPress
    • Key features include protection for user login, themes, plugins, core, malware, file and all data
    • It does automatic fixes on security issues logged!
    • Anti-spam measures and more are coming up shortly
  • Block Bad Queries: It’s the simplest firewall plugin providing only the essential security features
    • Lightweight and super-fast
    • The simplest to use; install then activate
    • Absolutely free
  • Antivirus: The free plugin protects from malware and spam
    • Protects database and themes
    • Immediate notification in mail
    • Fastest notification ever
    • Scheduling auto scans is possible
  • WP audit security log: This is a plugin for experts who are ready for hands on
    • Tracks almost everything under the ground
    • Reports potential threats from users involved in illegal activities like editing your posts, doing account level changes or so
    • Immediate report available hence immediate measure can be taken
    • Free plugin
  • Cleft Two Factor Authentication: The free plugin solves the problem of one having to remember strong and different passwords all through the life across the sites
    • Cleft generates one time unique lengthy codes or signatures for authorisation
    • Install the plugin then the free app for clef from play stores. Sync the app to your pc, open the app, point the camera and the app checks on you
    • Disable passwords and login by synching clef onto WordPress login
  • Login Lock: The free plugin blocks IP addresses failing in login attempts
    • Default setting is three login attempts before locking
    • Default can be changed
    • The simplest plugin ever
  • Wordfence Security: It’s free and termed as the King of plugins
    • Its uniqueness lies in noting a list of hackers in past and block them from accessing any WordPress site
    • Does two factor authentication and blocks failed logins
    • Firewall is optimized
    • Monitoring all time and real-time
    • Makes the best search for 44000 malware signs

Well, that’s a good amount of detail on WordPress security tips and plugins. While each of them has a unique feature and price, it’s highly recommended you choose one based on your needs and consensus with your business security team. Should you require assistance, ask us for a free report; our QeWebby experts are here to help.