About Wordfence

Wordfence is a web application firewall (WAF) and vulnerability scanner that's designed to protect WordPress websites against malware and other malicious activity. Wordfence vulnerability scanner can scan integrated files, themes, and plugins and identify code injections, SEO spam, and backdoors. Their Threat Defense Feed can equip existing users with the newest malware signatures, firewall rules, and malicious IP addresses to keep any WordPress site secure.

Wordfence includes file integrity verification, manual/automatic blocking, two-factor authentication, leaked password protection, and more,


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13 Reviews of Wordfence

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.85 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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November 2020

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Fahadh from Universal Networks

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Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2020

Wordfence to the rescue

Overall, Wordfence is a life-saver that prevents all unauthorized accesses and potential threats and keep your website safe.

Pros

I'm developing websites using Wordpress for the past 14 years. Since the past couple of years, hack attempts have increased by many folds. Wordfence has been installed on dozens of my websites and it always has been a life-safe. Specially with the in-built firewall rules, Wordfence ensures that unauthorized access to your site is completed blocked. With more blacklisting and whitelisting options - it gives more control over to who can access and who cannot. The premium version has a powerful Web Application Firewall (WAF) that acts as the frontline of the website that blocks potential threats that comes to your website.

Cons

The software can further improve. Particularly, a little bit more features added to it would make the plugin more irreplaceable. For example, file management security, database management security, more bruteforce relation hardening options (custom wp login url etc.) etc. can be added to increase more security.

March 2021

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Proinsias from Frans Digital and Photography Services

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Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Online Media

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2021

Excellent Free Model Tier for Small Businesses

I am very happy with Wordfence, and many developers who make website from small sole traders and businesses use the Free Plan and have no complaints. You need to set it up from a check sheet from someone reputable so you have the best security.

Pros

It had a very generous free tier which is important for a small business There was a lot of features that to be honest were worth paying for. I started to watch the weekly Video Call and I learnt a lot about security from those calls. I also did get the quiz right one week and I won some nice SWAG as it is referred to in the call I could switch off functions based on conflicts and general advice If there is a Critical Threath they will let you know even if you are on the free plan

Cons

I had to wait 4 weeks before learning about any major threats as I was not a paid member There was talk about it bloating my wordpress site, but to be honest I could not prove that. I upgraded by Hosting and Caching plugins and it was nothing to be worried about. There is a learning curve and I did rely on online help is setting up the configuration initially, and I was unsure if that advice was credible. But it worked well for me.

November 2021

Vanessa from Life with Pal

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Writing and Editing

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Functionality

3.0

November 2021

a bit complex

It was okay but I had some conflicts with the plugin and my hosting service.

Pros

It offers some good features for site security. I liked that it allowed you to customize your security settings even with the free plugin. You can also have login notices emailed to you as well.

Cons

I found the software dashboard to be a bit confusing. I also had an issue with scans. It seemed to be too heavy for my hosting service to handle.

August 2021

Alexis from Yard Truck Specialist

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Automotive

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2021

Even the free version saves us headaches

We absolutely love this software for guarding our site, it has definitely alerted us to some dangers and activities we would not have other wise been aware of.

Pros

We use the free version and I love the immediate reports of suspicious activity on the site. From the dashboard we can easily see where and wen we are most under attack.

Cons

I really have no complaints, there's a purchase up option however the free option in and of itself is amazing.

May 2021

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PAUL from OSH

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2021

Wordfence is the first plugin I install

I love Wordfence. I want it to be cheaper, but I love it.

Pros

We have large and small clients. Each client seems to have the same likelihood of being attacked as they have a WordPress website. Wordfence is on the forefront of security. They are constantly publishing reports on what the latest vulnerabilities are. They are protecting 1000s of sites from attack and it seems like they are getting better and better at blocking the attacks. We bundle the protection into our management fees as this makes the customer more protected than they would be without it.

Cons

The price. It is very expensive. As an agency, it would be great to be able to buy in bulk and pass on the savings to the smaller clients we host. Even with the 25% discount when we buy more than 15 licenses, it is still expensive for the smaller clients.

Reasons for Switching to Wordfence

Sucuri is amazing, but it is too expensive.