Why to use Security Plugins for the websites?
If your Website doesn’t have a security plugin then it will damage your business. Hackers may steal your website data belonging to your users and customers. Your access to your website can be locked
Your website can be destroyed or defaced which can affect Your SEO ranking and brand reputation.
Note: You have to use one plugin from this list. Having multiple Plugins active from this list can lead to bugs.
Sucuri is one of the best plugins in WordPress security. It also offers a free version by which you can easily scan your website from common threats. But the main feature of Sucuri will come in the paid version which comes with firewall protection. A firewall helps you to block malicious attacks from accessing WordPress.
Sucuri Website firewall also filters bad traffic even before it reaches our server. And their DNS level firewall protection gives you an outstanding Performance to boost and Speedup your website.
The most important thing about Sucuri is that they offer you to clean up your website if it gets affected by malware without any additional cost. Even you can give them an already malware affected website, and they will clean it up for you.
2. Word fence
Word fence is another Popular WordPress Security Plugin. Word fence offers you a free version of the plugin which provides you with a powerful malware scanner, threat assessment, and exploits detection.
Word fence will automatically scan your website for common threats, and you will get alert if any security breach detected. And it will also provide you with instructions to fix them.
Word fence comes with powerful firewall protection, However, this firewall runs on the server just before loading of WordPress.
3. All in one WP Security
All in one WP security have 700,000+ installations And Rated as 5/5 on the WordPress Platform.
It allows you Audit, monitor, and Protect your Website. All in one WP Security provide you basic WordPress Security for best practices. It comes with features like lockdown to prevent brute force attacks, IP Filtering, user account monitoring, scan for a suspicious pattern of database injection and integrity monitoring, and more.
All in one WP Security comes with a basic firewall that can easily detect some common patterns and block them for you, and hence it is not very efficient so that you have to manually blacklist Suspicious IPS.
4. i Themes Security
iThemes Security is a Powerful WordPress Security Plugin which has 900,000+ active installation and rated as 4.8 by the users. It Comes under Backup Buddy Plugin, like their other products, iThemes Security offers you a beautiful and clean user interface with lots of options.
I Themes Security comes with Security hardening, limit login attempts, integrity checks, strong password enforcement, 404 detections, brute force protection and many more.
iThemes Security does not have a Website firewall, and it does not have its own malware scanner so iThemes security uses the Sucuri malware scanner.