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Automattic has bought out BruteProtect, a plugin and service that protects your sites from malicious logins, saves server resources, and updates WordPress core, plugins, and themes. The plan is to build the functionality into Jetpack and retire BruteProtect as a standalone plugin.
Web design and development firm Crowd Favorite has partnered with WordPress themes, plugins and training shop iThemes. The companies are planning to expand iThemes’ products, including iThemes Sync, iThemes Exchange and BackupBuddy, for the enterprise market.