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You don’t need another 100 email notifications.
You need a security plugin that does all the heavy lifting for you, and only alerts you when you need to know.
And when you get an alert, you actually have steps to take, not just the position of “I have no clue what to do!”
There’s no reason for security to be so darn complicated. It doesn’t have to be this way any longer.
Shield is the easiest security plugin to setup – you simply activate it.
And you can gradually dig deeper, as you’re ready.
You’ve probably been let down in the past, but Shield is the WordPress Security solution that does what it says it’ll do – Protect Your Site.
Receiving constant alerts from your security plugins isn’t “security”. It’s just noise. By the time you receive a notification and respond to it, it’s already too late.
Instead, Shield Security does it what it needs to do, and alerts you if and when you need to informed.
Shield is your Silent Guardian. It doesn’t squawk at you every time a visitor presses against your defenses.
It’ll do its job without moaning at you, and leave you in peace to get on with your job.
You can try out Shield alongside any other security plugins, and it comes highly recommended
– it has the highest average rating for any WP Security plugin.
Easy-to-setup, but powerful protection blocks attacks and suspicious activity, but won’t lock you out.
Shield is the must-have, free Security Solution for all your WordPress sites.
Don’t Leave Your Site At Risk
If your site is vulnerable to attack, you’re putting your business and your reputation at serious risk. Getting hacked can mean you’re locked out of your site, client data stolen, your website defaced or offline, and Google will penalise you.
Why take the risk?
Download and install Shield now for FREE so that you have the most powerful WordPress security system working for you and protecting your site.
From November 2017, Shield Security now has a Pro version for those that need to take their Security to the next level.
The Pro Extras:
- Exclusive customer email support.
- Plugin Vulnerability Scanner.
- Plugin / Themes Hack Detection Scanner.
- More Frequent Scans – as often as every hour.
- Protection for your WooCommerce customers (incl. Easy Digital Downloads & BuddyPress)
- Remember-Me 2-Factor Authentication.
- Powerful Password Policies.
- Import/Export of options across sites.
- Improved Audit Trail logging
- Exclusive early access to new security features
- Text customisations for your visitors.
- No manual Pro plugin downloads – we handle this all for you automatically.
- No license keys to manage – it’s all automatic!
- (coming soon) White Labelling
- (coming soon) Statistics and Reporting
- (coming soon) Select individual automatic plugin updates
The Shield Security team prioritises email technical support over the WordPress.org forums.
Individual, dedicated technical support is only available to customers who have purchased Shield Pro.
Discover all the perks turning your security Pro at our Shield Security store.
All the great features of how Shield protects your sites and your customers data are set out below in detail, but there are a few things about us, that you should know first:
So, read on for the detail, or start protecting yourself, your clients and your clients’ customers immediately by
downloading and installing Shield now
The only WordPress security plugin with a WordPress-independent security key to protect itself. more info
With the Audit Trail you can review all major actions that have taken place on your WordPress site, by all users.
Blocks all web requests to the site that violate the firewall security rules! more info
Provides effective security against Brute Force Hacking and email based Two-Factor Authenticated login. more info
Blocks ALL automatic Bot-SPAM, and catches Human Comments SPAM without sending data to 3rd parties or charging subscription fees. more info
No more manual IP Black lists. This plugin handles the blocking of IP addresses for hosts that are naughty.
Numerous security and protection mechanisms to lock down your WordPress admin area, such as blocking file edits and enforcing SSL.
Take back control of your WordPress Automatic Updates.
Note: Login Guard is a completely independent feature to the Firewall.
With the Login Guard this plugin will single-handedly prevent brute force login attacks on all your WordPress sites.
It doesn’t need IP Address Ban Lists (which are actually useless anyway), and instead puts hard limits on your WordPress site,
and force users to verify themselves when they login.
Three core security features provide layers to protect the WordPress Login system.
These options alone will protect and secure your WordPress sites from nearly all forms of Brute Force login attacks.
And you hardly need to configure anything! Simply check the options to turn them on, set a cooldown interval and you’re instantly protected.
As of version 1.6, this plugin integrates GASP Spambot Protection.
We have taken this functionality a level further and added the concept of unique, per-page visit, Comment Tokens.
Comment Tokens are unique keys that are created every time a page loads and they are uniquely generated based on 3 factors:
This is all handle automatically and your users will not be affected – they’ll still just have a checkbox like the original GASP plugin.
These comment tokens are then embedded in the comment form and must be presented to your WordPress site when a comment is posted. The plugin
will then examine the token, the IP address from which the comment is coming, and page upon which the comment is being posted. They must
all match before the comment is accepted.
Furthermore, we place a cooldown (i.e. you must wait X seconds before you can post using that token) and an expiration on these comment tokens.
The reasons for this are:
This all combines to make it much more difficult for spambots (and also human spammers as they have to now wait) to work their dirty magic 🙂
Note: When you enable the plugin, the firewall is not automatically turned on. This plugin contains various different sections of
protection for your site and you should choose which you need based on your own requirements.
Why do we do this? It’s simple: performance and optimization – there is no reason to automatically turn on features for people that don’t
need it as each site and set of requirements is different.
This plugin should install as any other WordPress.org respository plugin.
A new menu item will appear on the left-hand side called ‘Shield’.
Please see the dedicated help centre for details on features and some FAQs.
Easy – we’re just better! 😉
Firstly, we don’t modify a single core WordPress or web hosting file. This is important and explains why randomly you upgrade your security plugin and your site dies.
Ideally you shouldn’t use this along side other Anti-SPAM plugins or security plugins. If there is a feature you need, please feel free to suggest it in the support forums.
This plugin is an application layer firewall, not a server/network firewall. It is designed to interpret web calls to your site to
look for attempts to circumvent it and gain unauthorized access.
Your network firewall is designed to restrict access to your server based on certain types of network traffic. The Shield
is designed to restrict access to your site, based on certain type of web calls.
Any IP address that is on the whitelist will not be subject to any of the firewall processing. This setting takes priority over all other settings.
Yes. To specify a range you use CIDR notation. E.g. ABC.DEF.GHJ.KMP/16
You can’t. The plugin runs an automatic black list IP system so you don’t need to maintain any manual lists.
This happens when any the following 3 conditions are met:
You can completely turn OFF (and ON) the Shield by creating a special file in the plugin folder.
If you want to turn the firewall on in the same way, create a file called “forceOn”.
Remember: If you leave one of these files on the server, it will override your on/off settings, so you should delete it when you no longer need it.
Whitelist. So if you have the same address in both lists, it’ll be whitelisted and allowed to pass before the blacklist comes into effect.
The changelog outlines the main changes for each release. We group changes by minor release “Series”. Changes in smaller “point” releases are highlighted
using (v.1) notation. So for example, version 4.4.1 will have changelog items appended with (v.1)
Yes! We actively develop our plugin on Github and the best thing you can do is submit pull request and bug reports which we’ll review.
It is a comma-separated list of pages and parameters. A NEW LINE should be taken for each new page name and its associated parameters.
The first entry on each line (before the first comma) is the page name. The rest of the items on the line are the parameters.
The following are some simple examples to illustrate:
On the edit.php page, the parameter with the name ‘featured’ will be ignored.
admin.php, url, param01, password
Any parameters that are passed to the page ending in ‘admin.php’ with the names ‘url’, ‘param01’ and ‘password’ will
be excluded from the firewall processing.
*, url, param, password
Putting a star first means that these exclusions apply to all pages. So for every page that is accessed, all the parameters
that are url, param and password will be ignored by the firewall.
When enabled the plugin will prevent more than 1 login attempt to your site every “so-many” seconds. So if you enable a login cooldown
of 60 seconds, only 1 login attempt will be processed every 60 seconds. If you login incorrectly, you wont be able to attempt another
login for a further 60 seconds.
More Info: https://shsec.io/2t
This is best described on the blog
The Automatic (Background) WordPress updates happens on a WordPress schedule – it doesn’t happen immediately when an update is detected.
You can either manually upgrade, or WordPress will handle it in due course.
You can add some custom code to your functions.php exactly as the following:
add_filter( 'icwp_wpsf_print_admin_ip_footer', '__return_false' );
Use the following filter and return the HTML/Text you wish to display:
add_filter( 'icwp_shield_plugin_badge_text', 'your_function_to_return_text' );
Use the following filter and return the role in the function:
add_filter( 'icwp_wpsf-login-notification-email-role', 'your_function_to_return_role' );
Possible options are: network_admin, administrator, editor, author, contributor, subscriber
Shield Pro brings exclusive features to the serious webmaster to maximise site security.
You’ll also have access to our email technical support team.
You will always be able to use Shield Security and its free features in-full.
Released: 11th January, 2020 – Release Notes
Released: 8th January, 2020 – Release Notes
Released: 29th November, 2019 – Release Notes
A top-level dashboard that shows all the important things you need to know at-a-glance.
IP Whitelist and Blacklists lets you manage access and blocks on your site with ease.
A full audit log lets you see everything that happens on your site and why, and by whom.
Track user sessions and monitor who is logged-into your site and what they're doing.
Simple, clean options pages that let you configure Shield Security and all its options easily.