Wordfence is a security plugin for WordPress and the most popular plugin of its type. We use it in almost all websites we build. It provides super awesome security functionality which includes:
- A web application firewall which blocks malicious traffic.
- A malware scanner which scans the WordPress files.
- Brute force login protection.
- Website repair tools.
Wordfence on it’s own is not enough to fully secure your website, but it is a great start.
A basic install of Wordfence is free. Or you can choose to pay for the premium version which gives you extra protection and features.