Powerful WordPress firewall that keeps bad traffic out
MalCare combines an inbuilt WordPress firewall with Captcha based login protection to defend your site against bots, hackers, and malicious traffic.
Hidden WordPress Security Statistics
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A Powerful Web Application Firewall for Ongoing Website Protection
IP blocking on global level
A firewall is an essential brick in the fortress that enhances your site’s security. MalCare’s robust Firewall keeps away the bots and hackers from entering your site, and you can even track the web traffic requests live.
MalCare’s WordPress firewall analyses every IP request to ensure that your site can handle common WordPress issues like brute force attacks.
Defense against malicious traffic
MalCare monitors attacks across thousands of sites on our network to create a dynamic list of IPs with malicious intent. It blocks these IPs from sending requests to your site.
Integrated WordPress Login Protection for your Website
CAPTCHA-based Login Protection
MalCare has incorporated this form of login protection through limiting the number of failed login attempts via Captcha protection.
Limited login attempts
MalCare triggers automatic Captcha based protection to protect your site against bots trying to gain access to your site.
Timely alerts for suspicious logins
MalCare’s regular audit log identifies and records all instances of unauthorized access to your WordPress admin.
Inbuilt WordPress Website Hardening Features
WordPress recommended Security Features
WordPress recommends certain advance level website hardening techniques that require technical knowledge and time. MalCare’s strength lies in not only putting together existing security practices but also improving upon them.
Disable file editor
Implement WordPress recommended website security tips and defend your site against the most common WordPress security issues like disabling file editing.
Protect Uploads folder
Block execution of any PHP files in the uploads folder. Protect your sites from well known security issues and WordPress vulnerabilities like the MailPoet plugin vulnerability.
Change security keys
Use MalCare to implement advanced website hardening measures like modifying the security keys in wpconfig.php file to make your site more secure against hackers
Use the MalCare dashboard to disable plugin installations. This feature ensures hackers with access to your WordPress Admin panel cannot install a rogue theme or plugin.
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WordPress Firewall Plugin FAQ
How does the website firewall from MalCare work?
MalCare is one of the best WordPress security plugins. The Firewall has specific firewall rules to protect your website against malicious traffic.
MalCare security Pro is considered one of the most popular WordPress firewall plugins. It mitigates WordPress security issues like DDOS attacks and SQL injections. And all these are done without affecting your WordPress blog.
It’s a good security practice to keep your firewall on. It is one of the most essential WordPress security tips that any security expert will give you.
Where are the different website firewall WordPress plugins compared?
Take a look at this article on firewall plugins for WordPress.
That being said, note that MalCare WP security plugin is called one of best WordPress security scan plugin. It provides an excellent firewall service that constantly protecting your site.
Does MalCare firewall offer two factor authentication?
Not yet. We are working on enabling 2FA that’ll use Google Authenticator. This will protect WordPress sites against login attacks.
Will the Firewall be compatible with the web host or themes and plugins that I’m using?
MalCare Firewall will not affect any web host service or the service of any theme or plugin. MalCare application firewall automatically blocks all malicious request.
Aren't strong passwords enough to keep hackers at bay?
Even with strong passwords, hackers can still break into your website. There might be a few failed login attempts to login into your user account, but, the hacker might crack in eventually and get access to your account after all.
Is WordPress installation a requirement for using MalCare firewall?
Yes. You must have a WordPress website to use MalCare. Checks if site is WordPress to use WordPress security and firewall.
Does the firewall cause any file change in my website?
No, the MalCare firewall does not cause any file changes in the website.
Will enabling the Firewall affect the SEO of my website?
No, unlike some other WordPress plugins, MalCare does not affect your site SEO negatively. Rather it will protect you against security issues like SQL injection attacks, etc.
Does MalCare Firewall offer protection from comments spam?
MalCare website firewall prevents bad IP address from accessing your site. It blocks people or bots that spread comment spam.
My web hosting already has Firewall, do I need MalCare Firewall?
MalCare firewall will not be in conflict with your WordPress hosting firewall. You can use both firewalls.
Do I need a WordPress security plugin for firewall protection?
Firewall is an important part of the WordPress security. It is as important as regular malware scan, clean and protection.
Is MalCare firewall free or a premium feature in the pro version?
MalCare has a free version that offers security scans, login protection, and firewall. The premium version comes with a bunch of other security features.
Will the Firewall affect my website negatively?
No. The Firewall will not affect your website negatively. MalCare Firewall helps:
- Secure your WordPress.
- Block brute force login.
- Block all other types of force login attack.
- Providing login security.
Do I need a MalCare WordPress user account to use the plugin?
Yes, all WordPress users need to sign up with MalCare to use the security plugin.