Give Brute Force Attacks the Boot with Defender’s New IP Lockout Features

Give Brute Force Attacks the Boot with Defender’s New IP Lockout Features

Say good riddance to frustrating and unrelenting brute force attacks with Defender’s all-new IP Lockout features.

The latest version of our comprehensive WordPress security plugin now protects your login page from brute force attacks, monitors 404 errors and automatically locks out any unwanted or suspicious behavior.

On top of that, it can also permanently ban specific IP addresses and send you email notifications when lockouts occur.

Brute force attacks are no match for Defender's all new IP Lockout features.
Brute force attacks are no match for Defender’s all new IP Lockout features.

What’s Included in This Defender Update

Our aim for this update was to provide an all-in-one IP Lockout protection package for your website that gives other security plugins for WordPress a run for their money.

This update includes:

Login Protection

Lockout IP addresses for too many failed login attempts within a specific period of time, choose how long you would like to ban locked out users for (or permanently ban them), and customize your lockout message. You can also choose to automatically ban IP addresses that try to login with your admin username.

Keep brute force attackers at bay with Login Protection.

404 Detection

With 404 detection switched on, Defender will keep an eye out for IP addresses that repeatedly request pages on your website that don’t exist and then temporarily block them from accessing your site.

With 404 Detection enabled, Defender will monitor all suspicious 404 page activity.
With 404 Detection enabled, Defender will monitor all suspicious 404 page activity.

IP Blacklist / Whitelist

Specify which IP address you could like to blacklist from your site, i.e. completely ban from accessing your site. Alternatively, you can specify which IP addresses you would like to whitelist so you can prevent accidental lockouts.

Add IP addresses that you want to blacklist and ban their access to your website.
Add IP addresses that you want to blacklist and ban their access to your website.

Lockout Logs

View lockout logs for the past 30 days for failed login attempts, login lockout, 404 errors and 404 lockouts, as well as the reason why an IP was locked out.

Get a full rundown of all nefarious activity on your WordPress website.
Get a full rundown of all nefarious activity on your WordPress website.

Notifications

Turn on notifications for yourself or others so you get instant email alerts when an IP address is locked out on your site or when a user repeatedly attempts to hit on non-existent files.

Reporting

Turn on regular lockout reports and get daily, weekly or monthly updates via email so you’re always in the know when it comes to your website’s security.

Get Defender Now

Download Defender and see for yourself how our security plugin can help you give hackers the smack-down.

For a full rundown of Defender and all its features, check out our project page.

So, update to the latest version or Download Defender (check it out for free with a 14 day trial!) and see for yourself how our security plugin can help you give hackers the smack-down.

Raelene Morey
Have you tried out Defender? What features do you like? What other features would you like to see in Defender? Let us know in the comments below.