Defender WordPress Security, Malware Detection, and Firewall

WordPress security plugin with malware scans, IP blocking, audit logs, firewall, login security & more.

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Defender adds the best in WordPress security to your website with just a few clicks. Stop brute force attacks, SQL injections, cross-site scripting XSS, and other WordPress vulnerabilities with Defender malware scans, firewall, and two-factor authentication login security. No longer do you have to go through hideously complex settings and get a virtual PhD in security. Defender adds all the hardening and security tweaks you need. Security Tweaks Defender starts with a list of one-click hardening techniques that will instantly add layers of protection to your site. Block hackers at every level: Two-factor authentication – passwords and mobile app verification codes Login masking – change the location of WordPress’s default login area Login lockout – failed login attempts lockout 404 Detection – automated block of bot IPs Geolocation IP lockout – block users based on location WordPress Security Firewall – block or whitelist IPs Disable trackbacks and pingbacks – spam prevention Core and server update recommendations – stay on top of your system Change default database prefix – they won’t find this Disable file editor – if they get in, they won’t get far Hide error reporting – don’t reveal your issues Update security keys – reset on-demand Prevent information disclosure – why tell them what you have Prevent PHP execution – because it’s daaaangerous WordPress Security Scans Run free...

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  • Latest PHP 7.4.8 compatible Learn more how we collect the data
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  • Latest WordPress 5.8.2 compatible Learn more how we collect the data
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  • Optimized database footprint Learn more how we collect the data
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  • All the scripts run on a VPS with 8 CPU cores and 8 GB of RAM.
  • The test sites are hosted on Google Cloud VM instances, one site/plugin per instance. The machine type is n1-standard-1. The server is a 8 core CPU with 8GB of RAM.
  • The test sites are hosted on Apache/2 server and they are tested on PHP 7.4.8 & WordPress 5.8.2.
  • The database server is MySQL 8.0.15 and the default PHP memory limit is 256MB.
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About Defender WordPress Security, Malware Detection, and Firewall

Description

Defender adds the best in WordPress security to your website with just a few clicks. Stop brute force attacks, SQL injections, cross-site scripting XSS, and other WordPress vulnerabilities with Defender malware scans, firewall, and two-factor authentication login security. No longer do you have to go through hideously complex settings and get a virtual PhD in security. Defender adds all the....

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Performance

Memory Usage

  • Download Iocn Average memory usage is 1696.34 KB
  • Download Iocn This is more than 94% plugins

Page Speed

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    increased by 0.02 s
  • Download Iocn This is faster than 99% plugins

Speed Test Benchmark

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  • After plugin activation

Pages

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Change

Average Change
+ 0.02s
/(front page)
- 0.06s
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php
+ 0.01s
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
+ 0.05s
/wp-admin/edit.php
+ 0.03s
/wp-admin/index.php
+ 0.01s
/wp-admin/media-new.php
+ 0.06s
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php
+ 0.04s
/wp-admin/options-writing.php
- 0.1s
/wp-admin/post-new.php
+ 0.27s
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
- 0.01s
/wp-admin/upload.php
- 0.05s

Memory Usage Memory Usage Benchmark

  • Before plugin activation
  • After plugin activation

Pages

Benchmark

Change

Average Change
+ 1696.34KB
/ (front page)
+ 197.27KB
/wp-admin/edit-comments.php
+ 211.07KB
/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
+ 211.97KB
/wp-admin/edit.php
+ 225.05KB
/wp-admin/index.php
+ 220.32KB
/wp-admin/media-new.php
+ 211.85KB
/wp-admin/options-discussion.php
+ 211.21KB
/wp-admin/options-writing.php
+ 209.14KB
/wp-admin/post-new.php
+ 211.4KB
/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=page
+ 211.35KB
/wp-admin/upload.php
+ 211.83KB

User Rating of Defender WordPress Security, Malware Detection, and Firewall from WP Hive Users

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Memory Usage

  • This plugin uses 1696.34KB memory on average, which is more than a plugin should use.

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Quality of Support
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Value for Money
5
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