Top WordPress Security Plugins Of 2015 For Your Website

Top WordPress Security Plugins Of 2015 For Your Website

Top WordPress Security Plugins Of 2015 For Your Website

WordPress is the most used CMS as compared to any other CMS. The code behind WordPress is very clean, thus the search engines just love WordPress websites and this is one of the main reasons that help the WordPress websites to get a good SERP. But websites that are made of WordPress can be an easy target for the hackers because of the use of out-of-dated softwares, weak passwords and vulnerable plugins. Hence it is very important for users who have WordPress website and also for users who would like to sign up for WordPress hosting website to use some security plugins that offer a security cushion so that their website would remain secure.

Following are some WordPress plugins which can be used to increase the security for your website.

1) iThemes security (Better WP Security)

Previously known as better WP security, iThemes security keeps track of the user action like such as login and logout, when user revises the content. Enabled with malware scanning you can schedule scan even when the users browser through the website. Create strong password staring from your profile screen. Protect against spammers by the use of goggle re-captcha. iThemes security was last updated on 2-Mar-15. There are more than 600,000+ active installs for iThemes security. Minimum version of WordPress required to run iThemes is 4.0 or higher.  iThemes is compatible up to WordPress version 4.2

2) BulletProof Security

BulletProof security protection for WordPress website. BulletProof security provides firewall security of .htaccess website, Monitoring and login security for user accounts. Website security for data base back up, now you can make manual or scheduled backup i.e. hourly backup, daily backup , weekly backup and monthly backup. Performance of the website is optimized by using bullet proof security as it does not store unnecessary data in the WordPress database. BulletProof Security was last updated on 24-Feb-15. There are more than 100,000+ active installs for BulletProof. Minimum version of WordPress required to run BulletProof is 3.0 or higher. BulletProof security is compatible up to WordPress version 4.2

3) All In One WP Security & Firewall

All In One WP Security & Firewall will take your website to another level. This plugin is easy to understand and use. Detect user account that uses the default username “admin” you can change the user name to a name of your choice. Also detect the user account having duplicate or identical logins as this provides a weak link in for hackers. Implement brute force and determine the locked out users. Afterwards you can review these locked out users and unlock the genuine users just by one click of a button. Disable the file editing for PHP code from administration area of WordPress. All In One WP Security & Firewall was last updated on 23-Feb-15. There are more than 100,000+ active installs for All In One WP Security & Firewall. Minimum version of WordPress required to run All In One WP Security & Firewall is 3.5 or higher. All In One WP Security & Firewall is compatible up to WordPress version 4.1.1

4) Fast Secure Contact Form           

Fast Secure Contact Form is a powerful and easy form builder that allow your visitors send email to you. All automated spammers are blocked. It has 4.xx improved version of code base. Forms can be easily added, labeled, removed, edited and previewed. Prompts the user incase the user forgets to fill-up a field in the form. Prevent spammer from coercing into your email; Fast Secure makes sure that posting of the contact form was done from your blog domain name. Fast Secure Contact Form was last updated on 18-Feb-15. There are more than 400,000+ active installs for Fast Secure Contact Form. Minimum version of WordPress required to run Fast Secure Contact Form is 3.4.2 or higher. Fast Secure Contact Form is compatible up to WordPress version 4.1.1

5) Sucuri Security – Auditing, Malware Scanner and Security Hardening    

Sucuri Security is a security plugin toolset for detection of malware, monitoring, hardening and security integrity. Monitor all the security related actions that is in your WordPress install like who are the users logging in. Are there any changes that are being made. Enabled with file monitoring that has the fundamental known good which compares with the current state this helps to detect intrusion. Sucuri Security provides security notifications to the website owner. Sucuri Security was last updated on 10-Feb-15. There are more than 100,000+ active installs for Sucuri Security. Minimum version of WordPress required to run Sucuri Security is 3.2 or higher. Sucuri Security is compatible up to WordPress version 4.1.1

6) Wordfence Security

Wordfence Security is a security and a performance plugin that optimizes your website speed. Scan the source code for your website at server-side by making comparison to the official repository at WordPress for theme, core and plugins.  Wordfence Security provides security as well as optimizes your website speed. Wordfence Security includes falcon engine which is the fastest caching engine for WordPress. Checks the users’ login strength for enhanced login security. Wordfence Security was last updated on 26-Jan-15. There are more than 700,000+ active installs for Wordfence Security. Minimum version of WordPress required to run Wordfence Security is 3.3.1 or higher. Wordfence Security is compatible up to WordPress version 4.1.1

7) Exploit Scanner               

Exploit Scanner explores databases and files that belong to the installations done for your WordPress in order to identify whether this install has fallen prey to hackers. Exploit Scanner searches all the files, post, comments table of the database for something suspicious. Also checks the unusual filenames in your active plugins list.  The user is given the control of what has to be done of the detected threat. Exploit Scanner has latest MD5 hash values. Exploit Scanner was last updated on 17-Dec-14. There are more than 60,000+ active installs for Exploit Scanner. Minimum version of WordPress required to run Exploit Scanner is 3.3 or higher. Exploit Scanner is compatible up to WordPress version 4.0.1

8) WP-DB Manager

WP-DB Manager provides you with the ultimate tool that can help you manage your WordPress database. With WP-DB Manager you can optimize your WordPress database, repair, restore, backup, delete database.  You can run selected queries and empty/drop tables. With WP-DB Manager you can auto schedule the repairing, optimizing, and backing up of data bases. WP-DB Manager was last updated on 12-Dec-14. Active installs above 100,000+ for WP-DB Manager. Minimum version of WordPress required to run WP-DB Manager is 3.9 or higher. WP-DB Manager is compatible up to WordPress version 4.1.1

9) AskApache Password Protect

AskApache Password Protect adds security and password protection to your blog, it works at network level that is before PHP at the application level this is the reason why this plugin is very effective. The design of this plugin is such that it prevents the automated attempts made by the attacker to exploit the weaknesses of your blog which ultimately result in a hacked website. This plugin uses the power of the built-in security of the Apache servers and creates a virtual wall round of your blog. By doing this the most of the attacks can be prevented before it reaches your blog. AskApache Password Protect has the abilities to block spam and malicious threat, optimise C.P.U, database resources and Memory. The entire / WordPress admin/ folder and login page can be password protected with this tool. AskApache Password Protect was last updated on 23-Sep-14. Active installs above 5,000+ for AskApache Password Protect. Minimum version of WordPress required to run AskApache Password Protect is 2.7 or higher. AskApache Password Protect is compatible up to WordPress version 4.0.1

10) Ultimate Security Checker         

Ultimate Security Checker is a plugin which helps to identify security problems with the installation that are for your WordPress blog. Based on the tests passed it also allots a security grade. Hackers prowl daily to hack the blogs and you would not like all the hard work that you have done for your blog go in vain. Ultimate Security Checker will help you to protect your blog and this plugin is updated regularly. The installation of this plugin is one click installation. Letter grade calculation based on the protection of your blog is available. Ultimate Security Checker was last updated on 11-Sep-14. Active installs above 10,000+ for Ultimate Security Checker. Minimum version of WordPress required to run Ultimate Security Checker is 2.8 or higher. Ultimate Security Checker is compatible up to WordPress version 4.0.1

11) Login Lockdown

Login Lockdown is a security tools that restricts the number of attempted logins for a certain time frame. This tool records the IP location and time zone of each failed attempted login and if the failed attempts are within the short time span then Login Lockdown tool completely disables the login function. This can help to prevent password discovery by using brute force. The lock out time can be customized according to the administrators and they can also release locked IP ranges by using the control panel. Login Lockdown was last updated on   4-Sep-14. Active installs above 200,000+ for Login Lockdown. Minimum version of WordPress required to run Login Lockdown is 3.6 or higher. Login Lockdown is compatible up to WordPress version 4.0.1

12) 6Scan Security

6Scan Security provides enterprise grade comprehensive security with automated backup, authoritative firewall, regular website scan, web analytics etc. 6Scan Security employees advanced algorithms to detect and automatically repair security weaknesses. 6Scan Security safeguards against Structured Query Language injection, it also protects against Directory traversal, Cross-site scripting (XSS), several Dos conditions etc. 6Scan Security protects against password hacking which is basically protection against brute force. 6Scan Security was last updated on 28-Aug-14. Active installs above 3,000+ for 6Scan Security. Minimum version of WordPress required to run 6Scan Security is 3.0.0 or higher. 6Scan Security is compatible up to WordPress version 4.0.1

13) Google Authenticator

The Google Authenticator WordPress plugin has dual factor authentication and makes use of the Google authenticator application for iPhone/Blackberry/Android. People who are aware of security might already have the authenticator app installed over their smart phone. It can also be used over Gmail, Lastpass, Amazon, Dropbox etc. On Individual basis this dual factor authentication can be enabled. This can be implemented even for the administrators account, and for less privileged account you can login as usual. Google Authenticator was last updated on 11-Feb-14. Active installs above 10,000+ for Google Authenticator. Minimum version of WordPress required to run Google Authenticator is 3.8 or higher. Google Authenticator is compatible up to WordPress version 3.8.3
 

14) WP DB Backup

WP DB Backup provides on demand back for your WP database. It permits you to effortlessly backup your core WP database tables. This tool use PHP for backup generation which at times works better because it requires less authorisation and many host do not allow access to mysql/ mysqldump via shell access. Google WP DB Backup was last updated on 30-Sep-13. Active installs above 500,000+ for WP DB Backup. Minimum version of WordPress required to run WP DB Backup is 2.0.3 or higher. WP DB Backup is compatible up to WordPress version 3.6.1

There are hackers who are on the prowl and just wait to exploit some loopholes in the security of the website. So it is time to be proactive and take safety measures regarding website security before your website gets compromised. Your website deserves complete security.

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