WP Defender cURL causing 1s timeout during page generation in admin

I've been troubleshooting slow admin panel speeds. This is one error that sticks out each click, when looking through query monitor:

GET http://54.82.203.19/udp_status
cURL error 28: Operation timed out after 1000 milliseconds with 0 bytes received

wp_remote_request()
wp-includes/http.php:153
WD_Component->wpmudev_call()
wp-content/plugins/wp-defender/app/class-wd-component.php:523
WD_Audit_Logging_Controller->udp_check()
wp-content/plugins/wp-defender/app/module/audit-log-module/controller/class-wd-audit-logging-controller.php:67
do_action('wp_loaded')
wp-includes/plugin.php:453

Plugin: wp-defender
Time: 1.0008

Can you fix it?
Thanks,
Chris