Brute Force Attack Protection
Jetpack blocks unwanted login attempts from malicious botnets and distributed attacks.
Is my site under attack?
Brute force attacks are the most common form of hacking and hackers don’t discriminate.
Using large networks of computers, bots try to gain access to your site using different combinations of usernames and passwords until they find the right one.
Brute force attacks can affect your site in the following ways:
- Slows down your site (or causes it to stop responding) because of repeated server requests.
- Unauthorized access to your site means hackers could modify your code or insert spammy links.
- Your site content and data might be at risk.
Jetpack automatically blocks these attacks protecting your WordPress site from unauthorized access. On average, Jetpack blocks 5,193 attacks over a site’s lifetime.
- Automatic blocking of malicious IPs before they reach your site.
- View a count of total attacks to your site on your dashboard.
- Whitelist known IP addresses to prevent false positives.
- Easily turn the feature on or off with one click from your dashboard.
Part of Jetpack’s suite of security services for WordPress sites including brute force protection, uptime monitoring, data backups, security scanning, and more.
Frequently Answered Questions
Answers to common questions we get asked. We’d be more than happy to answer any additional questions you may have!
How much does brute force protection cost?
Brute force protection is provided for free to all WordPress sites running Jetpack.
How do I turn it on?
Whatever sort of site you’re running, Jetpack’s features are designed to keep your site secure, elevate your brand, and engage with more readers better.
Don’t have Jetpack?
If you don’t currently have Jetpack install it now so you can begin taking advantage of our features. Installation is easy and free — you don’t need a paid subscription.