What is iThemes Security for WordPress?

iThemes Security Plugin (formerly known as Better WP Security) enhances the security and protection of your WordPress website. The plugin detects and automatically blocks suspicious activity while increasing the security of passwords and site data.

iThemes Security monitors your WordPress website and reports changes to core files and your database that might indicate a compromise. The plugin regularly scans for malware, detects unauthorized attempts to access your site and prevents brute force attacks – banning hosts and users with too many invalid login attempts.

The plugin also reduces the risk of attacks by hiding common WordPress security vulnerabilities. Security steps feature changing the URLs for WordPress dashboard areas, including the login screen and administration dashboard. You can temporarily switch off the ability to log in, remove the theme, plugin and WordPress notifications and more.

Data protection is further enhanced through backups of your WordPress database, with a recurring schedule that can be customized.

A premium edition of the plugin further extends iThemes Security, with enhanced features and professional support. Pro features include two-factor authentication, convenient security critical updates, scheduled malware scans, enhanced password security and expiration management, Google reCAPTCHA integration and much more.

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