Feb 11, 2021

Wordfence is a security plugin that you can use to secure your WordPress site. The main feature offered by Wordfence includes a firewall that helps prevent unauthorized parties to log in to your website. The feature will block the attacking attempts run by the attackers, especially the illegal login attempts. Speaking of illegal login attempts, Wordfence also comes with a built-in brute-force protection feature. It will automatically lock out the IP address of anyone after a certain number of login failures. Or, if you already have a list of suspicious IP addresses, you can put them into the blocklist to prevent them to make a login attempt. Other security login features offered by Wordfence include two-factor authentication (2FA) and reCATPCHA integration to force users to make a certain action before they can log in.

while the firewall feature helps to protect your website from being attacked, the built-in malware scanner helps you to recover your website when under attack. You can use this feature to identify the files used by attackers to attack your site. It will scan the files of the WordPress core, plugins, and themes to find the suspicious files. Also, the plugin will identify harmful files like bad URLs and SEO spam. Another handy feature offered by Wordfence is live traffic monitoring, which you can use to monitor suspicious traffic on your website. Once found suspicious traffic, you can run WHOIS right away to learn the detailed info about the associated traffic or block the IP address instead.

Here are the key features offered by Wordfence:

  • Firewall
  • Malware scanner
  • Login security (including 2FA and reCAPTCHA)
  • Live traffic monitoring
  • Manual blocking
  • Country blocking