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New Feature: Premium Development Subdomains

This entry was posted in Wordfence on June 05, 2018 by Kathy Zant   28 Replies

For our premium customers using staging, development, or test subdomains for managing their site’s updates and development, we are happy to announce the ability to utilize premium licenses across subdomains for a premium installation of Wordfence. How it Works When developing and testing a new WordPress website, many people will create a test or staging …
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Wordfence Is GDPR Compliant

This entry was posted in Wordfence on May 22, 2018 by Mark Maunder   65 Replies

Today the team at Defiant completed the required steps to make our organization and services GDPR compliant. Your starting point for Wordfence and GDPR should be the following page: Wordfence and GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation page. On the above page you can find everything you need to ensure that you remain GDPR compliant while …
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How the Wordfence Scanner Protects Your Site

This entry was posted in Wordfence, WordPress Security on May 21, 2018 by Dan Moen   8 Replies

When we think about Wordfence and how it improves your WordPress security posture, there are two core features we tend to focus on: the firewall, and the security scanner. As the first layer of defense, the Wordfence firewall gets the most attention because it blocks hackers from gaining access. But, the scanner plays an equally …
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Wordfence GDPR Update 2: On Target For May 25th

This entry was posted in Wordfence on May 16, 2018 by Mark Maunder   21 Replies

Update: Wordfence is now GDPR compliant. Click here to learn more. Preparations to get Wordfence and our organization ready for GDPR continue at Defiant and we are on schedule. Last week we sent out an update that said we are applying for the Privacy Shield certification program for both EU-US and Swiss-US and will soon have …
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Introducing Discounted Hacked Site Cleanings

This entry was posted in Wordfence, WordPress Security on May 15, 2018 by Mark Maunder   3 Replies

Last month we introduced ‘high demand’ pricing for our site cleaning service. We did this because demand for site cleanings is seasonal and it became a challenge for us to deal with the surges in business we would see while maintaining a high level of customer service. We have always run our site cleaning business …
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Wordfence and GDPR: How The Defiant Team Are Preparing For GDPR

This entry was posted in Wordfence on May 09, 2018 by Mark Maunder   33 Replies

Update: Wordfence is now GDPR compliant. Click here to learn more. We want to send out an update on the new data protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), going into effect soon and how Defiant is getting ready for it. This new European law goes into effect on May 25, 2018. It is …
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WordPress: Tracking Emerging Cryptomining Threats

This entry was posted in Research, Wordfence, WordPress Security on May 08, 2018 by Mark Maunder   16 Replies

This is a post written by James Yokobosky who works on the Defiant Threat Intelligence team. In his daily job he analyzes new WordPress threats as they emerge and adds detection capability to the Wordfence malware scanner. In addition to making sure we detect new malware, James also researches the pieces of malware we find …
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Getting the Most From Wordfence Premium

This entry was posted in Wordfence, WordPress Security on April 18, 2018 by Kathy Zant   7 Replies

If your WordPress site matters, upgrading to Wordfence Premium gives you the best protection available. And at $99 per year, it is incredibly affordable. Once you’ve made this great investment, there are a few things you can do to optimize your site’s security. Install Your Premium License Key Do you have the free version of …
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Introducing High Demand Pricing for Security Services

This entry was posted in Wordfence on April 05, 2018 by Dan Moen   15 Replies

In Summer 2016,  we began offering a site cleaning service for people with hacked websites. In Spring 2017, we added a second service: site security audits. The popularity of both services has grown tremendously since then. We now service hundreds of sites every month. Our approach to cleaning or auditing a website requires a highly …
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PSA: Lessons From The Atlanta Ransomware Situation

This entry was posted in Learning, Wordfence, WordPress Security on March 27, 2018 by Mark Maunder   11 Replies

In the past few days the City of Atlanta has been hit with a ransomware attack. Several major computer systems that provide city services have been encrypted by an attacker. The attacker is demanding $51,000 worth of bitcoin to decrypt the systems, and the city has not yet ruled out paying the ransom. The attack …
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