A New Approach to WordPress Security

06.16.16

Dan Ennis CEO

WordPress is the most popular website content management system, powering over 74 million websites. It’s easy to understand why.

There are a lot of advantages to using WordPress for websites, especially for users who don’t have access to front-end web development help. We use WordPress for our Trusted Knight website, and the Marketing team rarely has to bug the technical team with development issues. It’s a win/win for both teams, no security hold-ups for Marketing and the IT team isn’t bombarded with requests.

While the WordPress interface is easy to maneuver, it’s also inherently insecure due to the open source nature of the platform. Our latest infographic “A New Approach to WordPress Security” takes an in-depth look at the risks and perils of securing a WordPress website.

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Here’s a few basic security tips for WordPress users:

  • Remove or disable old and unnecessary plugins and extensions

 

  • Restrict WordPress administrators and enforce strong credential and password policies

 

 

What makes Cloud-DMZ a perfect security solution for WordPress sites is that it defends against the full range of web attacks, regardless of the security of plugins and extensions. And, it requires almost zero maintenance or infrastructure changes from a developer or technical team. Which means that the Marketing team can continue to manage website properties autonomously and the IT team can rest assured that they’re protected without having to update security policies.

To learn more about how Cloud-DMZ provides accessible enterprise-grade application security and DDoS protection, talk to a Trusted Knight representative today.

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