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Five WordPress Security Services and Plugins

At AWESEM we take website security extremely seriously and you might have noticed we’ve blogged about a few different WordPress vulnerabilities that have been exploited by hackers in recent months. To help ensure your site never falls victim to one of these security vulnerabilities, we’ve put together a list of the top five WordPress security services and plugins, so if you’re looking to boost your site’s security you know where to start.


Sucuri is known across the web as one of the most robust security services and they absolutely live up to this stellar reputation. Offering services to help clean hacked sites and offer ongoing protection from attacks, these experts pride themselves on detection, protection, rapid response and performance optimisation.

Sucuri offer three packages that are pitched to bloggers, e-commerce sites, and larger business organisations. The pricing is $199.99/year, $299.99/year, and $499.99/year, respectively.

WP Engine

WP Engine are one of our partners and we’re extremely proud to work with them. This hosting and support service blocks upwards of 2,000,000 attacks per day for their customers and looks after a whopping 500,000 websites, including websites for RightMove, NetworkRail and Cancer Research UK.

Hand your security over to WP Engine and you can rely on automatic updates, real-time security threat detection, enterprise-grade infrastructure, and regular security audits so they stay ahead of the curve when it comes to security.

Wordfence Security Plugin

With over 2,000,000 active installs and 22,000,000 downloads, Wordfence is the most downloaded WordPress security plugin. As well as a Threat Defense Feed and Web Application Firewall, you’ll also have a Live Traffic option that gives you real-time access to view traffic and any hack attempts on your site.

All in One WP Security Plugin

All in One WP Security and Firewall bills itself as being ‘comprehensive, easy to use, stable and well-supported’. This intuitive plugin regularly checks for vulnerabilities and provides a security points system that lets you know how well-protected your website is, based on which of the plugin’s features you have activated.

iThemes Security Pro Plugin

iThemes Security Pro makes security easy to understand, even for those who aren’t so experienced with WordPress. The plugin includes brute force protection to limit the amount of failed login attempts allowed, file change detection that sends email alerts to show you any recent file changes, strong password enforcement, database back ups and more.

MalCare Security Solution

MalCare bills itself as a complete WordPress security solution; it not only cleans a hacked site but also protects it from future security compromises. MalCare’s firewall has been designed to protect your site from bad traffic and brute force attacks. The comprehensive plugin offers regular backups and alerts you when plugins need to be updated. MalCare prides itself on providing site hardening features that are recommended by none other than WordPress Security itself. The pricing starts from $8.25/month.


We’d love to know which other security services and plugins you think should be included on our list, so please feel free to leave a comment below letting us know your top WordPress security tips.