Give Brute Force Attacks the Boot with Defender’s New IP Lockout Features
Say good riddance to frustrating and unrelenting brute force attacks with Defender’s all-new IP Lockout features.
The latest version of our comprehensive WordPress security plugin now protects your login page from brute force attacks, monitors 404 errors and automatically locks out any unwanted or suspicious behavior.
On top of that, it can also permanently ban specific IP addresses and send you email notifications when lockouts occur.
What’s Included in This Defender Update
Our aim for this update was to provide an all-in-one IP Lockout protection package for your website that gives other security plugins for WordPress a run for their money.
This update includes:
Lockout IP addresses for too many failed login attempts within a specific period of time, choose how long you would like to ban locked out users for (or permanently ban them), and customize your lockout message. You can also choose to automatically ban IP addresses that try to login with your admin username.
With 404 detection switched on, Defender will keep an eye out for IP addresses that repeatedly request pages on your website that don’t exist and then temporarily block them from accessing your site.
IP Blocklist / Allowlist
Specify which IP address you would like to blocklist (i.e. completely ban) from accessing your site. Alternatively, you can specify which IP addresses you would like to allowlist so you can prevent accidental lockouts.
View lockout logs for the past 30 days for failed login attempts, login lockout, 404 errors and 404 lockouts, as well as the reason why an IP was locked out.
Turn on notifications for yourself or others so you get instant email alerts when an IP address is locked out on your site or when a user repeatedly attempts to hit on non-existent files.
Turn on regular lockout reports and get daily, weekly or monthly updates via email so you’re always in the know when it comes to your website’s security.
Get Defender Now
Download Defender and see for yourself how our security plugin can help you give hackers the smack-down.
For a full rundown of Defender and all its features, check out our project page.
Editor’s Note: This post has been updated for accuracy and relevancy. [Originally Published: January 2017 / Revised: November 2021]Tags: