Wordfence Security is a free WordPress security plugin from Feedjit Inc. It is also available as a paid form. This is must have security plugin for WordPress. The free version comes with a firewall, malware scan, blocking, live real-time traffic and login security. And the pro version offers Premium Support, Country Blocking, Scheduled Scans and Password Auditing.
The firewall feature in this plugin prevents you from attackers by blocking malicious traffic from hackers.Its threat Defense Feed automatically updates firewall rules that protect from the latest threats. It comes with some common firewall rules llike fake Googlebots, malicious scans and botnets.
The blocking feature in this plugin uses the real-time blocking technology. That means it collects the attacking data from the other wordfence website. Using this plugin, you can block the entire malicious networks, aggressive crawlers, scrapers and bots.
The available login securities are two-factor authentication Enforcing strong passwords, password strength check and locking of brute force attacks.
Malware scanning of wordfence has more than 44,000 known malware variants. The malware scanning feature includes HeartBleed vulnerability scan, core files, themes and plugins scans, file changes. It scans C99, R57, RootShell, Crystal Shell, Matamu, Cybershell, W4cking, Sniper, Predator, Jackal, Phantasma, GFS, Dive, Dx , malware and phishing URL’s using Google Safe Browsing List .
How to install Wordfence Security on your wordpress website:
Login to your wordpress admin dashboard. (wp-admin).
In your wordpress admin dashboard click plugins and select Add New.
Type Wordfence Security in the search field and press the enter key.
Click the Install Now button in Wordfence Security.
After the successfully Installation click the activate Plugin link to activate the Wordfence Security plugin.
Go to Wordfence sidebar menu in the wordpress dashboard to configure Wordfence Security.