Looking for the best website security check tool? Want to make sure that your website is safe and doesn’t suffer from any potential vulnerabilities that might cause issues in the future? You’re in the right place.
You know that website security is important – but how do you tell whether your website is secure or not? That’s what the following tools can help with.
Better yet, almost all of the tools on our list are free. And the one tool that is paid offers a 14-day free trial, with no credit card required.
Unlike a lot of our list posts, this one isn’t really about picking the single best website security check tool. Instead, all of these tools bring something unique to the table and there’s really no reason not to benefit from all of them.
For each tool, we’ll try to highlight what makes it unique and what types of insights it can help you discover. For example, one tool is focused on finding vulnerabilities in WordPress and its extensions, while others are focused on general website security best practices.
Understanding the limitations of these website security check tools:
All of these tools are useful for assessing the security and vulnerability of your website, but it’s important to understand that they’re limited in their approach.
All of these tools essentially scan your site as an “outside observer.” This lets them find vulnerabilities that could let other malicious actors into your website.
However, this does not give them the ability to, say, find a piece of malware sitting hidden in one of the folders on your server.
To find malware in this way, you’d need a dedicated malware scanner tool that’s able to scan every single file on your server. We’ve collected some tools that can do this for WordPress in our Sucuri vs Wordfence vs MalCare comparison.
Basically, it’s important to understand that just because these tools don’t find any issues, that doesn’t 100% guarantee that there’s nothing wrong with your site. This is not a criticism of the tools on this list – it’s just important to understand what they’re actually checking for.
Five best website security check tools in 2020
Let’s discuss them in detail:
1. Sucuri SiteCheck
Sucuri SiteCheck is one of the most popular free website security check tools.
It’s super simple – all you do is plug in your URL. Then, Sucuri SiteCheck will check for:
- Known malware that’s presenting on the front-end of your site.
This article was written by Colin Newcomer and originally published on CodeinWP.