Defender Alternatives

    Defender is described as 'adds the best in WordPress security to your website with just a few clicks. Stop brute force attacks, SQL injections, cross-site scripting XSS, and other WordPress vulnerabilities with Defender malware scans, firewall, and two-factor authentication login security'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Defender for a variety of platforms, including Wordpress, Self-Hosted solutions, Online / Web-based, Linux and Windows. The best alternative is Wordfence, which is free. Other great apps like Defender are Acunetix (Paid), All In One WP Security and Firewall (Free, Open Source), HTTPCS Security (Paid) and iThemes Security (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 2021

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Self-Hosted
      • Wordpress
      Wordfence includes an endpoint firewall and malware scanner that were built from the ground up to protect WordPress. Our Threat Defense Feed arms Wordfence with the newest firewall rules, malware signatures and malicious IP addresses it needs to keep your website safe.
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      • Windows
      • Online
      • Wordpress
      Audit your website security and web applications for SQL injection, Cross site scripting and other web vulnerabilities with Acunetix Web Security Scanner. Download Free Edition!
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    1. A comprehensive, user-friendly, all in one WordPress security and firewall plugin for your site.
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    2. Put yourself in the shoes of a hacker! Without technical expertise, launch an audit to detect security flaws on your website or web application. Online website vulnerability scanner. No installation required. ISO & RGPD compliant. How to avoid hackers?
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Self-Hosted
      • Wordpress
      iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) gives you over 30+ ways to secure and protect your WordPress site. On average, 30,000 new websites are hacked each day.


    3. NinjaFirewall (WP Edition) is a true Web Application Firewall. Although it can be installed and configured just like a plugin, it is a stand-alone firewall that sits in front of WordPress.
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    4. A web security portfolio offering a combination of on-premise installed security software in conjunction with a cloud hosted web application firewall and CDN.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Wordpress
      This plugin improve login security, create a blacklist of IP addresses and reports brute force login attempts attacks.
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      • Linux
      • Online
      All-in-One cloud-based, simple, powerful and gorgeous website security tools built for everyone. It helps you clean your websites from malware automatically like a security expert and protect websites in a one click simple. For a juicy burger price!.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Self-Hosted
      • Wordpress
      6Scan Security provides comprehensive enterprise-grade security with frequent site scans, powerful firewall, automatic backup, web analytics and much more.
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