A Web Application Firewall (WAF) helps to protect websites by monitoring and filtering traffic between the site and the internet. It protects against certain attacks like cross-site-scripting, file inclusion and SQL injection, among others.
A WAF is like placing a barrier in front of your website to protect from the bots and hackers that are trying to enter your site every hour of every day.
Blocking attckers at the IP level
Cinch’s WordPress firewall analyses every IP request to ensure that your site can handle common WordPress issues like brute force attacks. It also monitors attacks across thousands of sites on our network to create a dynamic list of IPs with malicious intent and blocks these IPs from sending requests to your site.
While a WAF doesn’t protect against every attack out there or provide complete security, it’s a powerful tool in the arsenal of a well-secured site. If you’re not sure if you need one, the answer is yes.
Included in Every Cinch WordPress Support Plan
We think that website security is so important, we’re including our WordPress Web Application Firewall in every support plan we offer. Sign up and get your site protected today.