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Top Security Plugins for WordPress

by Steve Danforth
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WordPress is a brilliant platform for bloggers around the world to unite and discuss their viewpoints in a familiar place. It is a getaway for bloggers on a global scale with a whole lot of scope for newcomers as well as seasoned players.

Furthermore, the interest in this blogging platform is largely piqued since it has been used in the past and even today, for publishing content and marketing strategies by various massive and small-scale companies. Being the most popular and sought after blogging network certainly draws a lot of attention to it, both good and bad.

The hackers and their associations are very much interested in breaking down the security measures of WordPress so that they gain direct access to the central server. This can increase the vulnerability of the site, which has already fallen weak time and again due to the faulty security detail and the erroneously run third-party programs.

If you are a WordPress user and frequently visit the site for more than recreational purposes, ensure that all the updates and installations of the security measures are done on time and not delayed due to any reason. Do not ever give a hacker an excuse to hack into your account and render it useless in a matter of minutes. 

Here is a list of plugins that can come to your rescue and tie up loose ends of your affairs:

1)WordFence:

It is one of the most famous security plugins used for WordPress. It is incredibly affordable as all the essential features are covered in the basic version, and the advanced version has few additional features which can be done without if you are unable to afford it. There is a frequent check done for any suspicious movement on the site like malware, unsuspecting code, or traffic to and fro, which was not monitored.

Every nook and cranny is scanned and observed for any visible or invisible malfunction. The traffic and visits made to the site are monitored with sincerity and emphasis on the protection of the information within the site. It enables a two-factor identification via the SMS service.

Further, traffic from a particular IP address or default gateway for a specific country can be easily blocked by this plugin. The site load time and the transition is increased by approximately 50 times through a preferred search engine. Anything detected early on or later is immediately notified to the user through an e-mail sent to their account.

2)BulletProof Security: 

Just like the name suggests, this security plugin adds a whole lot of features like a secure connection, firewall for the link, login protection, etc. The setup and installation are relatively simple and can be done through the ease of the click of a button. So, once this is set up and ready to go, all you need to do is sit back and watch the action happen.

The free version is more than enough to serve your daily needs of security. The pro version is just the cherry on the cake, which can very well be avoided if you have a tight budget. A prominent feature of the plugin is that it has a self-enabled upgrade system ready when it detects an error or malfunctioning in the smooth transition of the security software. So, it works overtime when it comes to blocking usage after a given number of attempts to log in to the site. Furthermore, it runs a scan on suspicious code, IP configurations, and even accounts that seem unreal or just all kinds of wrong.

The plugin keeps itself updated and also holds a check on various features of the account. The profile, theme, design, and setup is all thoroughly scanned, and once it is rest assured, only then it is deemed safe for use by the bloggers.

3)Sucuri Security:

The plugin has been developed and approved by the important and trending website security and protection company, which goes by the same name: Sucuri.

Since it is a renowned name in the market, one can easily invest in the premium service to reduce your burden and get expert guidance and support throughout the day. The highlight of the plugin is that even if the hacker or the malware can break through the healthy controls, the security patches logged into the central server will be functional and away from harm’s way.

Various security and preventive measures like auditing, malware detection, threat identification, testing firewall safety, and account authenticity are provided. All these supremely active measures make the plugin a sought after and highly recommended choice.

4)Acunetix WP Security scan: 

Acunetixis another famous company in the website security market. It has developed this plugin with the promise of protecting your account by hook or crook.

The tool has an in-built feature that notifies you about vulnerabilities within the account, which can make it a sitting duck waiting to be attacked. Once the weaknesses are moved away, it is no longer an easy target, and you can get back to your task at hand. The plugin provides a list of expert suggestions on how to make the connection more secure or even offer improved protection for your account so that there’s no issue. Various security details like file permissions, version identification, database-level protection, admin coverage, etc. are widely resourced and utilized.

Further, it is capable of wiping out all the essential information which can be used as details during a deliberate attack on the site. Another feature to watch out for is the backup facility provided, which helps the user in the recovery of their account and all the adjunct details which would otherwise be lost.

To conclude, many plugins can be used to maximize the security of your account and minimize the risks involved. Could you not download and install all of them? Too many cooks spoil the broth, so be vigilant and choose the one best suited to your needs and pocket also. Further, every plugin has one or more features that are distinct to them, so consider and value them in your opinion while finalizing the plugin of your choice. If you are a WordPress user and are using a plugin, do leave it behind in the comments along with your valuable feedback.

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