iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)
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Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan

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Memory Usage
lower is better

iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)
by iThemes

Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan

Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan
by Wordfence

Average Change +853.98KB +3471.7KB
Average 645.69KB 817.71KB
/(front page) 559.27KB 736.36KB
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php 601.6KB 774.49KB
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category 601.29KB 774.56KB
/wp-admin/edit.php 611.67KB 794.35KB
/wp-admin/index.php 607.57KB 781.75KB
/wp-admin/media-new.php 596.48KB 769.32KB
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php 596.78KB 769.75KB
/wp-admin/options-writing.php 597.44KB 770.26KB
/wp-admin/post-new.php 866.28KB 1026.81KB
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page 864KB 1024.92KB
/wp-admin/upload.php 600.17KB 772.22KB

Winner: iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

Page Speed
lower is better

iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)
by iThemes

Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan

Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan
by Wordfence

Average Change +0.12s +0.17s
Average 0.61s 0.79s
/(front page) 0.26s 0.26s
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php 0.3s 0.4s
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category 0.27s 0.4s
/wp-admin/edit.php 0.32s 0.32s
/wp-admin/index.php 0.62s 0.73s
/wp-admin/media-new.php 0.27s 0.27s
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php 0.5s 0.43s
/wp-admin/options-writing.php 0.32s 0.32s
/wp-admin/post-new.php 1.76s 2.77s
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page 1.51s 1.97s
/wp-admin/upload.php 0.59s 0.79s

Winner: iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

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iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)
by iThemes

Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan

Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan
by Wordfence

Criteria iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan
Minimal impact on memory usage
Minimal impact on pagespeed
No PHP errors, warning, notices
No Javascript issues
Optimized database footprint
No resource errors
No HTTP errors on loading
No database error
WordPress 5.5 compatible
PHP 7.2.16 compatible
Frequently updated
Active Users i i
Total Downloads
WordPress.org Rating 4.7 4.8
WP Hive Overall Rating 4.7 4.8
Support Threads 74 471
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No problems were detected during tests.
5

Overall Quality

5
5

Ease of Use

5
5

Quality of Support

5
5

Value for Money

5
5

Features

5

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Awards & Achievements

Downloaded Most Downloaded of All Time

Highest Quality #4 in Most Downloaded of All Time

Downloaded Most Downloaded Last Week

Highest Quality #6 in Most Downloaded of the last week