Top 6 Security Plugins Available for WordPress

Posted by David Watson . on December 8, 2016

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WordPress consists of various third-party themes and plugins used to increase the functionality of any website. All third party themes and plugins make WordPress unprotected. Sometimes hackers find vulnerabilities in the website that enable them to hack the whole server.

In this post, you will find various security plugins available for WordPress. These plugins provide you with a wide range of features to make your WordPress website secure from online threats.

WP Security Plugins


Wordfence is the most popular security plugin that gives your website a powerful protection from hacking and malware. It comes with some amazing features such as Caching, IP Blocking, Login Security, Security Scanning, Monitoring, Multi-Site Security, WordPress Firewall, and IPv6 Compatibility. While scanning your posts and comments against malicious code, Wordfence also has the learning centre that keeps you updated with the latest security features. If it finds any type of Malware, it will notify you and moreover make your website 50 times secure and faster. With Wordfence, it is east to block traffic from a particular country.


Usage Stats: 1million+ Active Installs
Rating: 4.9/5
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IThemes Security

It provides your WordPress website better security by blocking brute-force login attempts and detecting the online threats. It doesn’t only protect the major areas of your site but also safeguards your important files. The procedure of implementation is a one click activation process. Just install this plugin and stop hackers from attacking your website. This popular plugin is created by iThemes that designed themes and other plugins for the WordPress. In order to provide easy maintenance, IThemes provides the users with a checklist of security actions that can be rated from low to high priority.

iThemes Security- WordPress Security Plugin

Usage Stats: 800K+ Active Installs
Rating: 4.7/5
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BulletProof Security

BulletProof Security is another widely-used security plugin used to secure WordPress websites. Comes with four-click setup interface, it provides end-to-end firewall, database, and login security. It blocks fake traffic, IP blocking, security scanners, code scanners, and failed login attempts. It continuously checks the code of core files, themes, and plugins in order to provide better security. If it finds any online threat including XSS, RFI, CRLF, CSRF, Code Injection, Base64, and SQL Injection; it will notify admin through e-mail.Comes with the built-in file manager for htaccess; it also improves the performance of your WordPress site by adding caching.

BulletProof Security - WordPress Security Plugin

Usage Stats: 100K+ Active Installs
Rating: 4.7/5
Available at:

Sucuri Security

Sucuri Security safeguards your WordPress website from DOS attack, Zero Day Disclosure Patches, and other Malware attacks. It offers several security features such as security activity auditing, malware scanning, blacklist monitoring, file integrity monitoring, and website firewall. It includes different blacklist engines that include Google Safe Browsing, Norton, Sucuri Labs, and McAfee Site Advisor. It also comes with some other exciting features such as remote virus scanning, post-hack security actions, and security blacklist monitoring.

Sucuri Security- WordPress Security Plugin

Usage Stats: 200K+ Active Installs
Rating: 4.6/5
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All in One WP Security & Firewall

This plugin overcomes the security risks while adding recommended security practices to your WordPress website. It safeguards your site from brute-force login attack. Besides, it sends you a notification if an individual gets locked out because of failed login attempts. “All In One WP Security & Firewall” observes the account activity of all the users and keeps track of IP, username, & login date time. With this plugin, you can schedule automatic backup. While blocking and protecting your blog from comment spam; it safeguards PHP code by restricting admin area editing.

All in One WP Security & Firewall

Usage Stats: 400K+ Active Installs
Rating: 4.8/5
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Acunetix WP SecurityScan

Acunetix WP Security Scan is one of the best WordPress security plugins provides top-notch web app security. While suggesting measures to improve the security, it comes with a security scanning tool that finds online threads in web applications. It also provides your WordPress website with file permission security, version hiding, database security, and admin protection. It is easy to create a backup, of your website with its database backup tool. You can even check traffic in real time with its live traffic monitor tool.

 Acunetix WP SecurityScan

Usage Stats: 100K+ Active Installs
Rating: 3.2/5
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So, these are some of the best security plugins available for WordPress. Every plugin comes with some unique security features; you can choose any one all according to your needs and preferences.

Author Bio:  Ankur Purohit is working with Baymediasoft – a renowned WordPress development company that provides website designing and development services. With Six years of experience working in the field of development and digital marketing, he has technical as well as marketing skills to deliver valuable web solutions

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