SEATTLE, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Wordfence, the most downloaded security plugin for WordPress websites, today announced the availability of Wordfence 6.1.1, which includes a newly released Web Application Firewall. Powered by the continuously updated Wordfence Threat Defense Feed, the new firewall protects WordPress site owners from the latest threats even if they are running a vulnerable plugin or theme.
Wordfence now represents the most comprehensive security solution for WordPress. In addition to the new firewall, Wordfence includes the best malware scanner available for WordPress and a suite of additional tools for security conscious website owners. The malware scanner receives constantly updated malware signatures from the Wordfence Threat Defense Feed.
"The size and scope of the threat facing website owners is growing quickly. In response we are rapidly increasing the size of our forensic research team, enabling us to deliver protection to our customers in real-time as we discover new threats. The new firewall feature, paired with our real-time Threat Defense Feed will block attacks before they reach your website." said Mark Maunder, CEO of Wordfence. "These investments in our product and team are critical components that support our mission to make the web safe for individuals and businesses that rely on WordPress." With over 12 million downloads to date, Wordfence delivers enterprise-class security solutions to give peace of mind and a true sense of security to all WordPress users.
Current Wordfence users will automatically receive the new Web Application Firewall feature and Threat Defense Feed when they update to version 6.1.1. To learn more about the Wordfence security plugin or to upgrade to the premium version, please visit www.wordfence.com.
About: Wordfence is the most popular security solution for WordPress. The Wordfence security plugin has been downloaded more than 12 million times, and is consistently one of the most popular plugins for WordPress on WordPress.org. It offers enterprise-class security software and educational resources to provide peace of mind, a true sense of security and continuous protection for WordPress websites. The Wordfence team is headquartered in Seattle, WA and is passionate about software engineering and delivering excellent customer service.