Your website is an essential part of your business’ identity and helps drive how you communicate with your key audiences. Of course, an asset this important should be protected as thoroughly as possible for your peace of mind.
There are a multitude of security plugins available to protect your website. Many are focused on one aspect of security, like malware scanning, backups, or security/breach alerts. So, what should you look for in a WordPress security plugin?
As a one-stop-shop for your WordPress website security needs, Jetpack packs many premium security features into one plugin, making it the all-in-one security solution your website needs. Our friends at Jetpack go into greater detail in their article Should You Use Jetpack for WordPress Security and we have summarized them here.
- Automated backups
- Brute force attack protection
- 24/7 downtime monitoring
- Malware scanning and repair
- Activity logs
- Spam protection
- And more…
Because Jetpack includes all these features in one plugin, you don’t have to worry about multiple connections or redundant plugins to achieve your desired level of security. It’s all in one place, with one seamless connection, keeping your plugin count low and your website performing at its best.
Jetpack doesn’t just find and alert you to security issues with your site either; it will help you fix them also. With an interface that looks very similar to the WordPress dashboard, it’s easy to manage your website’s security on your own without having to be a major techie. You also won’t have to learn a new plugin from scratch as Jetpack operates with a similar step-by-step approach, much like WordPress.
Your website can even still be accessed if it’s ever completely destroyed. While Jetpack security provides protection to prevent that from happening, it’s still a remote possibility. Jetpack stores your website on completely different servers to avoid complete website loss than your WordPress managed hosting provider’s servers. So even if your host loses your site, Jetpack still has it safely stored away.
A secure website protects that precious identity that so many brands and businesses rely on. The level of security Jetpack offers really can’t be found in a single package anywhere else. They provide a complete security suite that helps keep that ever-important identity up and running while improving performance.
Zach has 12+ years of experience with WordPress, from creating and maintaining client sites, to providing support and developing documentation. A knack for problem-solving and providing solutions led Zach to pursue a job with Automattic providing customer support in 2015 working with WooCommerce support, and now Zach has recently joined our team here at Pressable. Outside of work, Zach enjoys spending time with his family, playing and watching sports, and working on projects around the house.