If you don’t already have it, you can download the Sucuri Security – Auditing, Malware Scanner and Security Hardening plugin directly from the official WordPress repository.

Recently, we launched a guide on How to Use the WordPress Security Plugin. In the guide, we help you understand the main features of our free WordPress security plugin. We also give you step-by-step instructions to walk you through installation and usage scenarios.

The following topics are covered in the guide:

  • Installation and Activation
  • WordPress Hardening
  • Email Alerts
  • Malware Scanning
  • Core Integrity Check
  • Post-Hack


 Free WordPress Security Plugin Features

The Sucuri Security WordPress plugin is an open-source software, originally developed by our founder Daniel Cid, that is free to all WordPress users.

It is a security suite meant to complement your existing security posture. The plugin offers a set of security features for WordPress websites, including:

  • Security Activity Auditing
  • File Integrity Monitoring
  • Remote Malware Scanning
  • Blacklist Monitoring
  • Effective Security Hardening
  • Post-Hack Security Actions
  • Security Notifications
  • Website Firewall (premium)

Each of the security features is designed to have a positive effect on your website security posture.

In this guide, we will explain how our WordPress security plugin works – from installation and features, to what you can expect from our free monitoring and security plugin.