Security of your WordPress blog is one of the serious matter for which every blogger is concerned about. Are you giving priority to WordPress security. If not then your WordPress-based blog is exposed to several malicious hack attacks. If you are website or blog got hacked or malware infection then Google may deindex your blog due to security reasons.
Do you want to risk your blog’s data to malicious attack? If not, what step you follow in order to keep your blog secure? One of the best way to make a WordPress blog secure is to install a WordPress security plugin. Though 100 percent website security can not be attained and no one can claim to make website fully secure. Installing is a security plugin is all about to prevent the any hacker attack on the blog.
So which WordPress security plugin on your plugin. There are many decent plugin available in WordPress plugin repository. One of the best WordPress security plugin I have used is “WordPress Simple Firewall”. This plugin is also called “Simple Security Firewall”.
One of the best thing I like about this plugin is their business grade support and no premium restrictions. Most of the security plugin will charge you a fee to get the premium feature of their plugin. But “WP Simple Firewall” provides you all of its security features for free.
Lets take a brief look at the features of WP Simple Firewall.
Features Of WordPress Simple Firewall
Below are some of the best & unique feature of WP Simple Firewall.
1. Firewall Protection
Its Firewall Protection feature is the main feature of this plugin which blocks all bad requests to your blog. It is an application level firewall. It do not affect how web server handle the apache request. Instead it analyzes the data in this request and allow or block the request on the basis of firewall settings.
In settings, you can set an email address on which an email will be sent when Firewall will block a bad request. There is also an option to ignore administrators and search engine bot traffic so that it will not block them.
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2. WordPress Login Protection
Many hackers and malicious bots tries to get access to your WP dashboard via WordPress login. Its login protection feature will rescue in this case. For login protection, it use two components named as User Identity Verification and Brute Force Login Protection.
For login protection, you can opt for rename the login page and two-factor authentication via email or Yubikey. Email-based two-factor authentication uses IP Address or Cookies.
I have never seen any other security plugin providing such a high-class of WordPress logins security.
3. Prevent Comments Spam Completely
Comment Filter of “WP Simple Firewall” is awesome. It can easily replace traditional anti-spam plugin called Akismet. In fact they have added Gromap Anti Spambot protection by taking a lead from GASP WordPress plugin. They have extended its anti-spam features to a new level.
It also adds a custom check box below comment box. Visitors have not check that box before commenting.
After using this plugin for a few days, I have removed previous anti-spam plugin “Akismet”. WordPress Simple Firewall is simple awesome plugin.
4. Automatic Updates
Its automatic updates feature will let all installed plugin to update automatically. You can also set WordPress core & minor updates and theme update to be done automatically.
So If you are on a vacation or a leave, every component of your WordPress-based blog will remain updated. It ensure better security.
5. Audit Trail
With Audit Trail feature, you can see all the event occurred on your blog. These event are related to users & logins, plugins, themes, post & pages, emails and WP & Settings.
I have written this post about “WordPress Simple Firewall” after using & analyzing it for few days. It is an excellent WordPress security plugin. After installing this plugin on brute force login attempts by bot are completely stopped on my blog. Also Support from the developer of this plugin is brilliant.
I recommend every WordPress blogger & webmaster to install “WP Simple Firewall”. You can download this plugin from WordPress Plugin Repository without any cost & premium feature restriction