Your web hosting provider likely implements security measures for the server hardware and software underpinning your website. But what about the security of your website itself?
Content management systems (CMS) like WordPress offer powerful functionality, but that power also means increased opportunity for hackers to exploit your website for nefarious purposes. The security measures implemented by your web hosting provider more often than not don’t (and actually can’t) address the majority of security vulnerabilities exposed by a web application such as WordPress.
Wordfence is a WordPress plugin that implements several security measures from within WordPress itself:
- a web application firewall
- rate limiting of application access
- brute force access protection
- IP blacklists
Cardinal Acres Web Development installs Wordfence as standard practice on all our client’s websites.