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Wordfence GPL Plugin includes an endpoint firewall and malware scanner that was built from the ground up to protect WordPress. Our Threat Defense Feed arms Wordfence with the newest firewall rules, malware signatures, and malicious IP addresses it needs to keep your website safe.
With Wordfence premium your Firewall rules and Scan malware signatures are updated in real time, providing you with immediate protection against new threats and immediate detection of new malware and vulnerabilities.
Country blocking is a premium feature that allows you to restrict access to your login page or the whole site to specific countries. You can read more about Country Blocking here.
Users of both the free and premium versions of Wordfence can choose to participate in the Wordfence Security Network. This allows us to track the malicious behavior of specific IP addresses on a large number of sites. When we notice that an IP address is behaving badly, it is automatically added to the Wordfence IP Blocklist. The Real-Time IP Blocklist is a premium feature of Wordfence that completely blocks access to your site from these IP addresses.
Note that users of the free version of Wordfence will only receive automatic blocking of IP addresses that have been engaged in brute force login attacks seen via the Wordfence Security Network. Premium users of the plugin will receive additional automatic blocking of IP addresses carrying out other complex attacks via the Real-Time IP Blocklist feature. You can read more about the Wordfence Security Network here.
Wordfence runs at the endpoint, your server, providing better protection than cloud alternatives. Cloud firewalls can be bypassed and have historically suffered from data leaks. Wordfence firewall leverages user identity information in over 85% of our firewall rules, something cloud firewalls don’t have access to. And our firewall doesn’t need to break end-to-end encryption like cloud solutions.