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Defender Security – Malware Scanner, Login Security & Firewall

LICENSE TYPE: INFINITE

Description

Defender adds the best in WordPress plugin security to your website with just a few clicks. Stop brute force attacks, SQL injections, cross-site scripting XSS, and other WordPress vulnerabilities and hacks with Defender malware scans, antivirus scans, IP blocking, firewall, activity log, security log, and two-factor authentication login security.

No longer do you have to go through hideously complex settings and get a virtual PhD in security. Defender adds all the hardening and security recommendations you need.

Security Recommendations

Defender starts with a list of one-click hardening techniques that will instantly add layers of protection to your site.

Block hackers at every level:

  • Two-factor authentication passwords and mobile app verification codes
  • Login masking change the location of WordPresss default login area
  • Login lockout failed login attempts lockout
  • Security Headers Add an extra layer of defense and protect against common attacks like: XSS, code injection, and more
  • 404 Detection automated block of bot IPs
  • Configs Create your ideal Defender security settings and export / import saved configs to any other site
  • Geolocation IP lockout block users based on location and country (IP blocking)
  • WordPress Security Firewall block or allowlist IPs
  • Disable trackbacks and pingbacks spam prevention
  • Core and server update recommendations stay on top of your system
  • Disable file editor if they get in, they wont get far
  • Hide error reporting dont reveal your issues
  • Update security keys reset on-demand
  • Prevent information disclosure why tell them what you have
  • Prevent PHP execution because its daaaangerous
  • Resolve security recommendations and issues in bulk
  • Google reCAPTCHA easy to add, stop fraud and abuse.
  • Pwned Password Check Protect against compromised passwords.
  • Force Password Reset Force users with selected roles to reset passwords.
  • User Agent Banning Block bad bots and user agents from accessing your site.

Learn The Ropes With These Hands-On Defender Tutorials

WordPress Security Scans

Run free malware scans that check WordPress for suspicious code and malware. The Defender scan tool compares your WordPress install with the master copy in WP directory, reports changes and lets you restore the original file with a click.

Google 2-step Verification

Join the millions of users that make their accounts safer with Google 2-Step Verification along with other third-party integrations like Microsoft Authenticator and Authy. Activate two-factor authentication and protect your account with both your password and your phone.

Google reCAPTCHA Integration

Add reCAPTCHA to your login, registration, and password reset pages in a couple of steps to help protect from fraud and abuse. Select reCAPTCHA type, language, location, and style to suit.

Firewall and IP Manager

Keep your site safe with Defenders IP manager and firewall. Manually block specific IPs, import a list of banned IPs and set automated timed and permanent lockouts. Defender makes it easy to block and unblock specific locations quickly thanks to its advanced firewall (WAF).

Login Protection

Brute force attacks are no match for Defender. Limit login attempts to stop users trying to guess passwords. Permanently ban IPs or trigger a timed lockout after a set number of failed login attempts.

Login Screen Masking

Defender makes it easy to move your login screen to a custom URL. Not only does login screen masking improve security, but it also lets you white label your login user experience and improves branding.

Force Password Reset

Password Reset enables you to force all users with selected roles to reset their password at any time. Especially helpful if you suspect a possible data breach on your site.

User Agent Banning

Add user agents to the block or allowlist and stop bad bots from spamming and scraping your site. All major search engines and special network bots are allow-listed out of the box. Easy to set up, Defender does all the work, no editing of the .htaccess file required.

Security Headers

Security headers protect your site against the most likely types of attacks, such as: XSS, code injection, cross site scripting, and more. You can enable the following headers:

  • X-Frame-Options
  • X-XSS-Protection
  • X-Content-Type-Options
  • Strict Transport
  • Referrer Policy
  • Permissions-Policy

404 Limiter

Defender detects when bots are being used to scan your site for vulnerabilities and shuts them down. The 404 limiter lets you stop the scan by detecting when a bot keeps visiting pages that do not exist, which can also save you from a giant strain on your sites performance.

Notifications and Reports

Defender runs surveillance and sends notifications with information that matters.

Reduce Setup Time With Saved Configs

The configs module allows you to save your Defender configurations and reapply them to your other sites in just a few clicks. You can create and save an unlimited number of configurations.

Pwned Password Check

Protect your site against password leak attacks. Entered passwords are checked against public database breach records. If a password is identified as compromised, the user will be asked to change it.

What Do People Say About Defender?

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I found other pro security plugins a bit too fiddly for my tasteIm delighted with Defender KeithADV

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Thank you for bringing back a free and easy to use 2-Factor Authentication after Clef! Defender helps keep me aware of my sites security. awijasa

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Defenders interface is very intuitive with warnings that are very helpful djohns

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Defender Recently blocked over 3000 attacks in one week without any noticeable impact on the website. WPMUDEV knocking it out of the park on this one. David Oswald

Secure Websites, More Trust, Better Profit

Your visitors expect a super-safe extra secure website when deciding whether or not to make a purchase or submit information. If visitors dont trust your site, they will leave without completing a transaction.

If youre running a business website or eCommerce store privacy, security, uptime and trust are essential.

Defender is here to help you: its a one of a kind WordPress security plugin that makes web security easy for anyone, for free!

  • Google 2-Step Verification
  • One-click site hardening and security tweaking
  • WordPress core file scanning and repair
  • Google reCAPTCHA
  • Security headers
  • One-click configs
  • Login Screen Masking
  • Pwned Password Check
  • IP Blocklist manager and logging
  • Unlimited file scans
  • Timed Lockout brute force attack shield for login protection
  • 404 limiter for blocking vulnerability scans
  • IP lockout notifications and reports

Defender is built to make security simple: it makes your WordPress site harder to hack and its insanely easy to set up. Run a scan and implement recommended changes in one-click, for added security in mere minutes.

All the above is free and will secure WordPress for you. If you need extra security for your WordPress site, you should get WPMU DEV Membership.

Our Membership gives you access to Defender Pro which features automated scanning, scheduled malware scans for Core, themes, plugins and other files, audit logs, Blocklist monitoring alongside Snapshot Pro cloud backups, the Hub with automated plugin, theme and core updates and safe-upgrade scans, all our premium WordPress plugins, 24/7 WordPress support and if your sites already been hacked our team of security experts will clean it up at no additional cost.

Its an incredible deal, and you can find out more here.

A Note From Defender

Hey! This is Defender, your trusted solution for WordPress security and hack prevention. Im part of the WPMU DEV team, a superhero-suite of WordPress plugins, services, and support. Here are some of our other free plugins:

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And if you need ALL our Pro plugins AND 24/7 WordPress support, get WPMU DEV membership! You can try it free for 30 days: wpmudev.com

My superhero friends run the WPMU DEV Blog, your source for the very best WordPress tutorials. If you need to be in the know about WordPress, check it out.

Thanks for looking at Defender, and I look forward to hardening your site and making it safer than ever.

Enjoy, The Defender

About Us

WPMU DEV is a premium supplier of quality WordPress plugins and themes. For premium support with any WordPress related issues you can join us here:
https://wpmudev.com/

Dont forget to stay up to date on everything WordPress from the Internets number one resource:
WPMU DEV Blog

Hey, one more thing we hope you enjoy our free offerings as much as weve loved making them for you!

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Installation

  1. Upload the wp-defender plugin to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.
  3. Configure and manage using the defender menu item in the WordPress dashboard.
  4. Done!

FAQ

Defender is built to add all the best hardening and security recommendations used by the pros without having to become a security expert. This means you get all the most effective and proven protection methods other services provide with fewer settings, on-click hardening and faster setup.

Hackers and bot attacks are not the only threat to your site. No matter what security plugin or service you use, always be prepared with a secure backup stored in a safe location away from your live site. Security does not protect from hosting outages, server errors and accidentally lost or damaged data. We recommend Snapshot. Defender with scheduled managed backups is the best way to keep your site safe.

Yes! Defenders Firewall gives you robust site protection by allowing you to block bad bot IPs.

You can. Just make sure not to enable the same features in the third-party plugin, that you also have enabled in Defender, as this might cause conflicts.

Yes! The plugin is fully compatible with a multisite installation. It can be network enabled and managed from the network admin.

A high percentage of Trackbacks and Pingbacks are spam. Defender allows you to easily disable both, giving you added protection.

Yes. Defenders IP banning, IP lockouts, and 404 detections can identify DDoS attacks and block bad IPs.

Add the code below to your themes function.php file, which youll find in the main directory of an active theme. Replace YOUR IP HERE with your IP address. Use a site like whatsmyip to get your IP.

add_filter( 'ip_lockout_default_whitelist_ip', function ( $ips ) {   $ip    = 'YOUR IP HERE';   $ips[] = $ip;   return $ips; } ); 

WPMU DEVs expert support can advise you on how to clean up your site if its been hacked. Create a new thread in our support forum, or start a free 7 day trial of Defender Pro to get access to 24/7 live support.

Please open a new thread in Defenders support forum. Our support team is always happy to help!

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