Although, WordPress is robust Content Management System, there are several security issues that WordPress cannot withstand alone. There is no mechanism to prevent DOS attack or brute-force attack? Such attacks can seriously harm your website. It can get hacked. Your server can get slow or even may restart due to huge traffic flooded by hackers. Downtime of few hours creates the huge loss in your business. Your domain can be blocked by Facebook and even Google for having malware (left by the hacker) which leads to serious loss.
I’m sure you certainly want to have best possible security for your WordPress website, don’t you?
Thanks to Web security experts and WordPress developers who have worked together to provide us great plugins which harden our website radically against several security threats. Here, I’m sharing information about 5 best Premium WordPress security plugin that I’ve found during my research.
iThemes Security Pro
iThemes Security Pro is certainly one of the best Premium WordPress security plugin available to us. Even this website, WPCounsel has been secured by iThemes Security. This plugin protects your site from Brute Force attack by limiting login attempts and blocking the IP which makes several login attempts. Lots of 404 errors are generated when hackers’ bot searches for security loophole in your website. iThemes immediately detects such issue and locks that IP to prevent the site from getting hacked. iThemes even enables your to change URL of your login page. When your site gets hacked, it becomes a serious headache for you to detect the malware injected or changes made by the hacker. iThemes helps you in such case by sending you an email about all the changes made to the files of your site. Isn’t is great?
Besides above-discussed features, you get other several features like strong password enforcement, away mood, database backups, lock out bad user, Google reCAPTCHA Integration, online file comparison, and much more.
SecuPress boosts its powerful scanner which scans the security vulnerabilities of your site in 6 vital areas viz. user and login, malware scan, WordPress core, sensitive data, plugins and themes, and firewall. After performing the thorough scan, it shows you all the security vulnerabilities which you can solve with few mouse click. SecuPress secures your data by putting that in really safe place. It also protects your website from malicious content and spams which deteriorate your website’s reputation. In case you have any security issues, the SecuPress staffs are always ready to help you via email and chat.
Jetpack by WordPress.com
Jetpack is one of the most popular and highly recommended plugins for self-hosted WordPress websites. It is the multi-purpose WordPress plugin developed by Automattic which owns WordPress.com. Jetpack’s Free version has a security module to protect your site from brute force attack. It also does uptime monitoring of your site and emails you immediately when your site experiences downtime and then gets up again. In order to benefit from all security modules, you need to purchase its premium license.
With its premium license, you get great features such as site daily malware scanning, backups, and automated restore. In addition to these features, you get free support from the highly trained support team of Automattic on any security issues.
BulletProof Security Pro
BulletProof Security Pro is yet another really powerful Premium WordPress security plugin. This plugin prevents unwanted intrusions in several ways. It has many great security tools like AutoRestore Intrusion Detection & Prevention System, DB Backup, JTC Anti-Spam, Quarantine Intrusion Detection & Prevention System, Uploads Folder Anti-Exploit Guard, and much more. .htaccess Website Security Protection of BulletProof Security Pro prevents the hacker from accessing WordPress core.
HTTP Error Logging, Security Logging, PHP Error Logging, DB Backup Logging, and DB Monitor Logging assists you to identify if your site has been hacked and if hacked which part has been affected. Idle Session Logout (ISL) logouts the user accounts which remain idle for a long time. Besides these features, there are several other features to provide bulletProof security to your WordPress website.
Did you know that Yahoo’s server was also hacked? No matter how much effort you make to secure your website, there is always the possibility of hacking. Hackers may get into your website and inject malicious code or malware. You know very well that finding the malware can become a big headache. What if your site can be restored with the recent and save the backup? Yes, this is where VaultPress saves you.
VaultPress is the security plugin developed by Automattic. It is secure, reliable, and for sure the best WordPress backup solution.VaultPress is leading security plugin for site backup.
Website security should always be your priority. That’s why I highly recommend you to install premium WordPress security plugin. Here, I’ve discussed 5 Premium WordPress security plugins that I found extremely useful. If you have any experience with them or want to recommend some other premium WordPress security plugin, please leave a comment below.