How to Secure WordPress

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The popularity of WordPress makes it attractive to website hackers. With 25 percent of all websites running on WordPress, a successful exploit means huge financial gain for attackers. These hackers aim to take away your visitors, SEO rankings, and server resources - regardless the size of your website.

Open source is not the main security issue. The core WordPress application is continually checked by contributors, but not all WordPress plugins and themes undergo the same strict review process. This results in a lot of WordPress-specific code out there waiting to be exploited, and a lot of target websites to attack.

WordPress Security Best Practices

You can keep WordPress 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.

Top WordPress Security Tips & Tricks

  • Security is about risk reduction not risk elimination. There is always risk.
  • Start by improving your general online security posture and awareness.
  • Leverage trusted online sources when downloading plugins and themes.
  • The most vulnerable parts of WordPress are its users. Be responsible.
  • Access points and software vulnerabilities are attack vectors to defend
  • Your website hosting environment is as important as the CMS you use.
  • The importance of good password management cannot be overemphasized.
  • Security is not a single action. It is your people, process, and technology.

Protection and Hardening

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 scanning engines look for a host of WordPress security issues and anomalies such as:

  • Malware and Spam
  • Vulnerable Software
  • Blacklisting
  • 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 website 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

Partnering With Sucuri For WordPress Security

  • 24/7/365 support from our global team
  • Thorough intrusion detection system
  • Most trusted brand in WordPress security
  • Ongoing community support
  • WordPress protection via our Website Firewall
  • Performance increases via Global CDN
  • Years of research, experience and insights
  • Security education and awareness


Thought Leaders in Website Security

Sucuri has been involved specifically in the website security space over 6 years, analyzing what attackers do and how they do it. This knowledge is at the core of how the technology is built.

Simple Deployment

There is no installation required, the technology is quickly enabled via the Sucuri dashboard and at the DNS level. Changes can be made via an A record switch, or full DNS management.

Active Vulnerability Research

Sucuri’s research is second to none when it comes to vulnerability exploit attempts. Our research is widely distributed and syndicated across all major media and security outlets.

Enterprise Affordability

Budgets are tight, demand is high. Sucuri has the luxury of size and youth, we bring the right level of enthusiasm, adaptability, and technology to the enterprise website security game.

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$24.99/month per site

Billed Annually at $299.99

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