WordPress Security Best Practices
You can keep WordPress more secure with effective maintenance and administration. This includes regularly updating your plugins and themes, performing backups, and enforcing strong passwords. WordPress administrators need to implement these and other security controls. Some services can automatically protect you by using features like virtual patching for updates and brute force protection for your login page (both included with our Antivirus and Firewall).
The best security leverages a layered approach, combining tools and processes that cover all three elements of website security: protection, detection, and response. Choosing your WordPress security services starts with acknowledging the need for all of them.
At Sucuri, we have those three elements covered and you can trust our expertise to stay ahead of emerging WordPress threats. Our professionals are passionate about securing WordPress websites and supporting open-source projects. Protect your reputation and credibility with our world-class technology and reliable team.
Complete WordPress Security
Protection and Malware Prevention
Stop Hackers From Exploiting WordPress Vulnerabilities
The goal is to stop hackers from ever getting in. Our Website Firewall will virtually harden access points and patch software on your website. This perimeter defense system stands in front of your website, blocking bad traffic out with our advanced detection algorithms and speeding up good traffic with our Global Anycast CDN.
Our automatic /wp-admin/ protection only allows whitelisted IP addresses into your WordPress dashboard with an API to easily whitelist your IP on the go. This is just one of a host of features available in your Sucuri or WordPress dashboard when using the Sucuri API key with our WordPress plugin.
Our research team is dedicated to defeating WordPress threats and mitigating attacks such as:
- Zero-Day Exploits
- Vulnerability Exploitation
- Brute Force Attacks
- Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)
Detection and Security Monitoring
Identify WordPress Security Issues Immediately
Detection serves as the process of identifying when something has gone wrong. You can respond quickly to a security breach if you know right away. Our twin security scans, remote scanner and server-side, continuously check your WordPress website for problems.
Integrity checks are an important aspect of auditing your WordPress installation. This involves knowing if your good files have suddenly gone bad. Our scanners can monitor changes to your files and database then analyze them for malware signatures and behavioral characteristics.
Our security scan systems look for a host of WordPress security issues and anomalies such as:
- Malware and Spam
- Vulnerable Software
- DNS, WHOIS, and SSL record changes.
Response and Hack Repair
Fix WordPress Security Issues Fast
Have you ever considered a hack response plan? This element of WordPress security is not just about responding to the incident. It’s also about analyzing the impacts of the attack and implementing controls to prevent it from happening again.
Our team of skilled security analysts will thoroughly review your site using a combination of our research, scripts, and manual inspection. We will remove all malware from your WordPress website, 24/7/365, and there are never any hidden fees or costs for complex cleanups.
Our security analysts are here for you 24/7/365 to quickly and thoroughly complete tasks, such as:
- Remove Malware from WordPress Files and Database
- Submit Blacklist Removal Requests
- Quarantine Infected Backups
- Provide Final Report and Recommendations
WordPress Security Plugins
As part of our commitment to the community, we maintain a free WordPress security plugin that includes remote monitoring, robust hardening, and advanced auditing capabilities. It can be used separately from our services, or you can integrate your Sucuri customer dashboard for more features.
We also offer a SiteCheck widget and browser extension so you can remotely scan any website, any time, using our popular website security scanner.