WordPress Security Plugins



iThemes Security Plugin

Previously known as Better WP Security, iThemes Security Plugin is another security plugin that offers a cut down free version, and a better featured premium version. 


Sucuri Wordpress Security & Scanner

A free security plugin that offers the features we need for basic protection - a malware scanner, a software firewall, a core file integrity checker, security notifications etc. The plugin on it's own offers great protection, but it also integrates with the Sucuri Web Application Firewall for those who need more complete protection against attacks.



Wordfence is a security plugin for WordPress that offers a free and premium version. The free version offers great protection, including a software firewall, and a malware scanner. The malware scanner will scan the file system and database for malware signatures, suspicious code, or modified files. The premium version offers more up to date malware signatures (free is delayed by 30 days), and a real time IP blacklist.