"Defender's interface is very intuitive with warnings that are very helpful."
"Worth every penny! Plugins like Defender and Snapshot are one of a kind."
"I found other pro security plugins a bit too fiddly for my taste...I’m delighted with Defender. "
"This is the sort of security data I’ve always wished all my websites and web apps had."
Scans and reports are awesome, but who do you call to lay the smack-down on hackers? Defender not only makes suggestions, he’ll give you action steps and stand guard giving you a stronger site.
Harden Like A Hero
Security isn’t one-size-fits-all, so Defender will analyze your site, make suggestions for hardening and provide easy activation for the most effective layered security measures used by the pros.
Defender is the professional security upgrade you’ve been looking for.
Let Defender Do The Crime Fighting
Defender scans the dark alleys of your site to find suspicious code in WordPress and alerts you when something doesn’t look right.
If a core file is corrupt Defender brings order. Restore files to their original state with a click.
Theme & Plugin Code Checker
Defender also checks for known issues with themes and plugins you have installed and scans for suspicious behavior in your system files.
Now you can remove the weak points in your system before hackers can get to them.
Tired of mysterious breakages or inexplicable slowness on your site? With Defender keeping watch, you’ll know the cause – every time.
Defender keeps detailed logs of comments, posts, login attempts, plugin installs, and well, pretty much everything.
Brute force attacks are no match for Defender’s IP Lockout system. Trigger timed or permanent site bans for repeated 404s or failed login attempts.
Protect your site with both manual and automatic IP ban and whitelist control.
“Warning: I Sense a Disturbance”
Customize your alert settings. Send security updates, lockout notification emails, scheduled reports and audit logs to a team of admins and users.
Use regular security reports and alerts to help keep your site running fast and safe.
Defender checks safe web services and warns you if your site has been flagged as unsafe.
Be the first to know if your domain is blacklisted so you can act fast and reinstate your site – before you lose visitors or break trust.
Cloud Backups with Snapshot
Security and automated cloud backups – it’s the ultimate Super Duo. Activate Snapshot and you’ll never need to worry about a hack again.
Just restore to a clean install while you patch vulnerabilities.
Meet WP Defender
Congratulations! You’re about to lock down your site, keeping your content and your users safe from common threats.
Configure Your Defense Network
Visit your WP Admin dashboard, and find WP Defender in your Admin Menu. Start on the first tab, your WP Defender Dashboard. If this is the first time running WP Defender, you’ll see the WP Defender mascot ready to show you how everything works.
Click “View Dashboard” to visit the hub of your control center. Here, you’ll see an overview of all the services we’re providing with WP Defender. We’ll start with Hardening.
In the screenshot above, the first hardening check has already been run, the results of that scan are in the upper right frame of the options screen. Clicking “View & Fix Issues” will take you to the full results screen.
Below this overview, you’ll see a detailed list.
Each of the items under action needed can be tabbed open to see a detailed explanation of the issue, as well as a simple process for resolving the issues reported. Here’s a detailed look at the first item in the Action Needed list, “Change default WP database prefix.”
To resolve the WP database prefix issue, you’ll enter your new prefix (which will replace “wp”) and click Update. Every issue you might encounter will be as if not more simple than this step to resolve, most only require the user to click a button.
Each of our recommendations and solutions will put an additional layer of protection between your site and those who might wish to harm it or your users.
WP Defender will scan your site for malicious files and code, and report any suspicious files to you.
Security Scan has a few settings you can adjust, you’ll find them under the Scan tab under WP Defender, or via the WP Defender Dashboard. On this page, you can set up an automated scan, choose who will receive the scan results, choose which file types can be skipped by Defender, assign a maximum file size for scans, and customize the scan result email text.
Setting up automated scans is very simple, just enter the frequency, date, and time like in the screenshot below.
In the next section, you can choose file types Defender can skip over during a security scan, and the maximum file size a file can have to be scanned.
Below this, you’ll be able to add users who’ll be notified when the site fails or passes a security scan. At the bottom of the page, you can customize the text of the pass/fail emails. We’ve included a handful of macros to easily insert custom information.
This feature will scan Google’s blacklisted sites for your site’s URL and notify you if your site has been removed from Google’s index.
Coming Soon: Cloud Backups and Live Logging
We’ll be bringing even more to WP Defender in the near future. The next planned features will include providing cloud-based storage for your site backups created with Snapshot, and a round-the-clock logging service which will track everyone who logs into your site as a user, an administrator, or into the critical areas of your host server. Keep an eye on our site for updates.
As always, if you have any questions or need any help at all getting WP Defender set up to protect your site, we’ve always got a light on for you in our support forums.
WP Defender Features
Get peace-of-mind with a more secure site.
- Analyze site security
- Hardening recommendations
- Resolve issues with a click
- Manual and automatic IP lockout system
- Scan core files for changes
- Plugin and theme vulnerability scans
- Schedule regular scans
- Repair and restore changed files
- Choose file types to scan
- Skip files based on file size
- Receive email reports
- Choose report recipients
- Google blacklist monitoring
- Automated backups
- Full website backups
- Cloud backups
- Site interactions with logging