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Sucuri WordPress Security & Scanner is a security-based plugin that promises a suite of features to allow customers to protect their WordPress sites.
The plugin is free and offers some basic protection, but the main point of it is to integrate with the Sucuri cloud based Web Application Firewall (WAF).
This differs from Wordfence in that Wordfence is an application level firewall, so running within the WordPress application, as opposed to Sucuri's cloud based WAF that would run on Sucuri's servers, and intercept traffic before it gets to your WordPress application.
Sucuri offers several different pricing plans based on both the efficiency offered and the breadth of features, starting at $199 per year per site for the plugin’s Basic package.
Wordfence has a single plan at $99/year.
MalCare is a security plugin that prides itself on being the only plugin with “Instant WordPress Malware Removal.”
MalCare’s scanner boasts no load on its customers’ servers and claims to fix hacked websites in less than a minute.
Although both plugins offer similar features, this focus on malware scanning and removal is what separates MalCare from Wordfence.
Wordfence on the other hand has the regularly updated Threat Defense Feed.
MalCare also features an “Emergency” service for users whose sites have already been blacklisted by Google or suspended by their host.
Wordfence has a single plan at $99/year, MalCare features several pricing plans ranging between $99 per year and $299. All plans are for a single site.
iThemes Security Pro offers a similar suite of protective services for users who want to protect their WordPress sites. The plugin provides many of the same protective services as Wordfence, such as protection against automated brute force attacks, two-factor authentication, and more.
iThemes Security Pro also allows its users to set designated trusted devices and offers access to its “Brute Force Protections Network,” a community of websites monitoring malicious IPs and websites.
The plugin’s 2FA features integration with services like Google Authenticator and Authy and e-mail and backup codes. iThemes Security offers a limited free version, and premium plans for one website start at $80 per year.