No matter the size of your website, never underestimate the importance of using at least one of the best WordPress security plugins to keep that site safe and well-protected.
Naturally, it’s tempting to view website security as a problem that’s exclusive to large-scale websites. After all, they’re the ones that could potentially provide the biggest payoff for hackers and other cybercriminals. Yet they’re also the ones with the biggest budgets and the best cybersecurity experts working for them, making them a much less enticing option than your average small to medium business.
Hackers know this all too well. They also know that since many owners of growing businesses don’t consider security a real concern, they don’t do much about it, meaning they’re ultimately an easy target.
In other words, without adequate security in place, you’re leaving your website and your business vulnerable.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that you don’t need the kind of bottomless budget enjoyed by the large-scale brands to employ solid security on your site.
There’s a wealth of affordable tools out there designed to beef up your security and keep your site safe round the clock, and today, we’re going to look at what we consider to be the 3 very best WordPress security plugins around.
Why just these three?
Because, unlike other plugins which focus on a single aspect such as two-factor authentication, the ones in this guide offer a fully comprehensive approach to WordPress security, and do so better than most others on the market.
Without further ado then, let’s dive into it:
Top 3 Best WordPress Security Plugins
Malcare boasts that it’s the only WordPress security plugin with a dedicated Auto-Clean feature that immediately removes malware the moment it’s detected.
If you know anything about malware, you’ll know what a big deal this is.
Malware (MALicious softWARE) is any kind of software that cybercriminals place on your webserver to wreak havoc on your website and your business as a whole.
We commonly think of malware as being the kind of software that steals credit card information and personal data which can be used for financial gain, but that’s really only the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
Malware can also be used to flood your website with spam, and this can be devastating. At best, it causes any potential customers to immediately reach for their back button after finding your website, often never to return. At worst, it destroys your online presence, getting your site blacklisted from major search engines like Google.
So if your site does become infected with Malware, you need it gone right away, not days or weeks later when your security tool goes through its weekly scan.
This article was written by Colin Newcomer and originally published on Learn WordPress with WPLift.