01 Nov The What, Why and How of WordPress Firewalls (Infographic)
It’s clear that WordPress rose up as the leader in the CMS market – having 59.7% of the market share as of Oct 30, 2017. However, being the most popular CMS platform in the market has its downsides too – including constant exploitation of vulnerabilities by hackers. In fact, a recent investigation has concluded that 73% of the 40,000 most popular websites that use WordPress software are vulnerable to attack.
Powering one in five of all the World’s websites, WordPress is no doubt the most popular blogging and CMS in the world and is the most targeted platform these days. Having been hosting websites of different businesses, organizations, and individuals, WordPress is considered as one the pillars of the modern digital space. Knowing this, hackers take advantage of every vulnerability to steal valuable data from companies and organizations, resulting in catastrophic financial and reputation damage to the business.
To minimize the risks of security vulnerabilities of WordPress, it is always advisable to use its latest version. But as an additional measure, it is also advised by most security experts to use a Firewall. Having a WordPress firewall helps mitigate the risk by providing your website an extra layer of “shield” that defends your website against the common and powerful attacks such as DDoS, Brute Force, and WordPress vulnerabilities exploitation.
Furthermore, WordPress firewall also provides extra tools such as malware scanning, search engine blacklist checking, and uptime monitoring to notify you of harmful changes to your website real-time. As WordPress regularly roll new versions of the platform, plugins, and themes every time and then, having a WordPress firewall deployed on your website can keep your website up and function, and more importantly – keep your brand image intact for the long haul.
To learn more about WordPress firewall, check the infographic below from Newt Labs.