Best Security Plugins For Your WooCommerce Site

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In the previous article, I gave you some basic things to Improve your WooCommerce Security. Today I want to talk about a tool that helps you secure your Website quite effectively in more details. That is the use of a security plugin.

Why do you need a security plugin?

Security is a big concern when running an eCommerce site. We all know that the world’s highest market share open source CMS frequently releases updated versions to fix any security holes that arise. It is deniable that this is extremely wonderful but nothing is perfect. And also, Website vulnerability management is more complex than we can image. There are many security concerns hiding behind your website. However, many of us are not security experts. So we need professional tools to help us. That is the reason why we resort to plugins. Using security plugins makes us save our websites easier.

Moreover, security plugins not only detect, prevent hackers’ risks and fix your hacked site but also can build trust with your visitors of an online shop that is secured well. And that is one of the key importance for business success.

5 best plugins for WooCommerce Security

1. Wordfencewordfence_security

Item Title Wordfence Security
Author Wordfence
Publisher WordPress Plugin Repository
Stats 17,917,202+ users are already downloaded this.
Rating (4.8 out of 5)
Release April 21, 2012.
Last  Updated August 25, 2016.
Primary features
  • Two-way authentication
  • Block Brute Force Attacks
  • Malware scanner
  • Check if your site is spamvertised

More Info

2. iThemes Securityithemes

Item Title iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)
Author IThemes
Publisher WordPress Plugin Repository
Stats 7,752,436+ users are already downloaded this.
Rating (4.7 out of 5)
Release October 23, 2010.
Last Updated August 10, 2016.
Primary features
  • Logout users after too many wrong login attempts
  • Scan your site to detect malware and other malicious code
  • Receive emails notification of any suspicious activity on your site

In pro version:

  • Two-way authentication: Also set up as a mobile app, that means you can log in from your mobile.
  • Malware Scan Scheduling
  • Password expirations
  • Import and export security settings
  • Customize login URL

More Info

3. Sucuri Securitysecuri

Item Title Sucuri Security – Auditing, Malware Scanner and Security Hardening
Author Sucuri, INC
Publisher WordPress Plugin Repository
Stats 1,551,274+ users are already downloaded this.
Ratin (4.6 out of 5)
Release November 18, 2011.
Last Updated July 08, 2016.
Primary features
  • Clean out hacks
  • Remove malware automatically
  • Stop hack attempts before they happen
  • Prevent DDos attacks
  • Monitor all blacklists to see if an IP is listed as a problem

More Info

4. All In One WP Security and Firewallall_in_one

Item Title All In One WP Security & Firewall
Author Tips And Tricks HQ, Peter, Ruhul, Ivy
Publisher: WordPress Plugin Repository
Stats 2,458,097+ users are already downloaded this.
Rating (4.8 out of 5)
Release June 03, 2013.
Last Updated September 01, 2016.
Primary features
  • Detecting weak passwords and usernames
  • Preventing Brute Force Attacks
  • Add a captcha to the login system
  • Automatic backups
  • Having a firewall around the most important files and identifying the file that is most at risk

More Info

5. BulletProof Securitybulletproof_security

Item Title BulletProof Security
Category WordPress >> WordPress Security Plugins
Author AITpro | Edward Alexander
Publisher WordPress Plugin Repository
Stats 2,118,977+ users are already downloaded this.
Rating (4.7 out of 5)
Release April 29, 2010.
Last Updated July 26, 2016.
Primary features
  • PHP and HTTP error logging
  • File locking
  • Idle session logouts
  • Database backups
  • Htaccess protection against XSS, RFI, CSRF, Base64, SQL injection and other hacking attempts

More Info

The disadvantages of using security plugins

As I said, nothing is perfect. Using security plugin can bring you some below disadvantages:

First, security plugins may not always interact well with other WordPress installation, That means they can make the conflict between a security plugin and other installations or among security plugins. Therefore, I recommend that you should only one security plugin for your WooCommerce.

Second, security plugins may create SEO issues. Due to the effects caused by a setting from your security plugin, your Website can be stop being indexed by Google. However, it depends on your which SEO plugin you use and settings are enable.

And finally, a security plugin, be it ever so perfect, can not protect your Website from hackers 100%. It just helps you protect against the common threats.

Final thought

In spite of some disadvantages, security plugins are the effective tool to secure your WooCommerce Site against threats. I think you should consider carefully when choosing a security plugin for your site. In the next article, I will show you another effective tool to protect your WooCommerce site. While looking forward to this tool, let’s discuss together on eCommerce Security issues below.

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