Some great news for everyone who runs WordPress:
It was announced today parent company Automattic purchased Parka, the creators of BruteProtect, a WordPress plugin and service that protects WordPress sites “against traditional brute force attacks AND distributed brute force attacks that use many servers and many IPs. It even supports Multisite Networks!”
According to BruteProtect.com, the service has been installed on nearly 115,000 websites, growing at a rate of more than 10,000 installations a month, and has defended against over 140 million attacks worldwide and counting. That’s not a statistic to just throw out there. Simply put, BruteProtect works.
Some good news coming out of the acquisition announcement is that WordPress’ Jetpack plugin pack will integrate BruteProtect, effectively increasing the power of an already dominant plugin suite. Even better news is that Jetpack is FREE, so WordPress users will now be able to utilize advanced security features directly into their websites at the click of a button and no additional cost.
Don’t wait for your website to be the victim of a brute force attack. Contact us today and we will set up your website to be better protected and give you peace of mind using these new tools from Automattic and the BruteProtect WordPress plugin.
Read more about the acquisition on BruteProtect’s blog.