One of the biggest benefits of using WordPress as a content management system is the fact that the platform has an almost unlimited number of plugins that can help your business in a variety of ways. One of the biggest issues that many small time webmasters and business owners have is knowing how to properly secure their website and ensure that their data is safe from theft. Luckily, there are some excellent WordPress security plugins that can help first-time webmasters to keep their website safe from hackers and other issues.
Wordfence is one of the most popular WordPress security plugins today, and for good reason. Wordfence performs a server-side scan of your source code and compares it to the WordPress repository to ensure that no code has been altered on your website. The plugin can also help to increase the speed of your website. Additionally, the plugin allows for real-time blocking of known attackers, several login security features and ongoing security scanning.
BruteProtect is an excellent plugin that protects websites against one of the more common types of security leaks – brute force attacks. In these attacks, bots are sent to your website to try an unlimited number of username and password configurations until they guess the password to your WordPress administrative account. BruteProtect ensures that no one will be able to gain access to your WordPress account through brute force attacks.
Two Factor Auth
Two Factor Auth is a simple WordPress plugin that further protects your WordPress administrative account. The plugin uses one-time-passwords which are auto-generated every time that you attempt to login to your WordPress admin account. These passwords are generated and sent to your email, adding yet another step to keep hackers from entering your account or attempting to steal your data.
If you would like to learn more about securing your WordPress website from potential data theft and hackers, contact us today. We’ll recommend some quick steps that you can take to keep your business safe.