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The WordPress plugin portion of Sucuri’s offerings is free-to-use and downloadable through WordPress.org. The WordPress plugin features many of the basic functions that Sucuri’s premium plan includes and is meant to complement a site’s pre-existing security structure.
The free program consists of the Malware scanner, security hardening options, and many of the post-hack amenities that all of Sucuri’s plans include.
The most significant difference in functionality between the free and premium plans comes through access to Sucuri’s constantly running firewall and the level of customer support provided, with premium plans receiving much quicker support.
Sucuri’s primary features include the standard suite of security protections for a user’s WordPress site. The Malware scanner, SiteCheck, performs a remote scan for malicious code within a WordPress site.
However, because the scan is being performed remotely and not server-side, the scanner cannot check the source code of a WordPress site.
Sucuri’s various means of security hardening include verification of a user’s WordPress version and PHP version, disabling PHP file execution, and editing plugins and themes.
The plugin’s several post-hack options feature a built-in event monitor tracking several essential events on your site, including user authentication, the creation of pages or posts, and modifications of themes and settings, among others.
Sucuri provides an email alert system sending email notifications of actions tracked by the event monitor, along with the ability to customize these alerts and turn specific alerts off. The site also features options for taking action against brute force attacks, with the ability to set the number of failed login attempts to be considered an attack.
As mentioned before, the WordPress portion of Sucuri’s offerings is free for download and can be used without purchasing any of Sucuri’s premium plans. Sucuri offers a broad selection of premium plans based on the size and efficiency the customer is seeking. Sucuri’s Basic Platform plan includes full cleanups and scans, and the firewall and CDN start at $199.99 per year and features advanced scans every 30 hours.
Much of the difference between plans regards the frequency of these scans, with the Business Platform at $499.99 per year featuring scans every 30 minutes and the promise of your site being fully cleaned of malware within six hours.
Sucuri also provides plans including only the firewall and CDN with a basic firewall package at $9.99 per month, and a pro package at $19.99 per month. These do not include the extensive malware removal options of the more expensive plans.
Additional plans for multiple sites and customized plans with Sucuri encourage interested users to contact them through live chat or phone.
Sucuri WordPress Security & Scanner aims to provide its users with multiple options and measures to protect their WordPress site while also featuring methods for cleaning up after an attack. The plugin is well-liked by users on WordPress.org, with several five-star reviews praising the plugin’s effectiveness and ease of use.
The plugin’s many security features allow users to harden security on their websites to prevent attacks and frequently scan their websites for malicious code and malware. Sucuri’s website also contains step-by-step guides and demonstrates modes of use after a site has been compromised.
Many of the plugin’s functions are freely available through WordPress.org, and the premium plans through Sucuri can integrate with the free WordPress plugin.