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Just like iThemes Security, Wordfence is a software firewall that offers both a free and premium plan for users.
The free plan offers basic protection for those running smaller sites.
The main difference between the free and premium Wordfence plans is that the threat database (malware signatures, IP blacklist, firewall rules) is updated in real time, whereas the free plan this is delayed by 30 days.
The premium plan cost users $99 a year, and while there is no affiliate program currently available, it still has garnered fairly decent reviews.
Sucuri WordPress Security & Scanner is a free security plugin available to WordPress users. Through the use of its Security Web Application Firewall proxy, it stops cyberattacks so that they never end up reaching your website.
The Sucuri WordPress Security and Scanner plugin does not cost the user any money to download, but their Sucuri Web Application Firewall is a premium security program that comes at a cost. This option is ideal for users who have sites with large amounts of traffic and more at stake to lose in the event of a cyber attack.
The firewall built into iThemes differs from the Sucuri WAF in that the WAF is cloud based, meaning that it's hosted in the cloud by Sucuri. They intercept traffic and verify it's legitimate before sending to your site. The iThemes firewall is a software firewall, so running on your site as a part of the WordPress application.
The Web Application Firewall is quite pricey - the Basic plan is $199 a year, the Pro plan is $299 a year, and the Business platform is $499 a year.
Malcare is the only WordPress plugin that offers instant removal of malware from WordPress websites.
The plugin, which only takes 60 seconds to set up and install, cleans up harmful malware that may be lurking in your website. It removes any malware it finds quickly, without making you wait hours or days for results and having a bogged-down website in the meantime.
With pricing that ranges from $99 for Personal plans to customized agency plans, there are tiers available for every kind of website creator.
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