Absolutely. There can be no security without security!
Security Optimization is only available on Secure Plans and higher.
We will configure Fail2Ban to prevent brute force attacks at the server level and integrate the WP Fail2Ban plugin with other configurations.
We will take care of the following steps:
Part 1. Use GP-CLI to Configure Fail2Ban for Strict Brute Force Protection
- Step 1. Setup a custom rule and jail for wp-login.php
- Step 2. Setup a custom rule and jail for xmlrpc.php
Part 2. Use the WP Fail2Ban Plugin Integration
- Enabling/Disabling Fail2Ban integration with WP Fail2Ban
- Blocking User Enumeration
- Block Stupid Usernames
- Guard Comments
- Guard Password Resets
- Guard Pingbacks
- Guard Against Spam
Part 3. Whitelisting IP Addresses
Part 4. Manually Banning an IP Address
Part 5. Unbanning an IP Address and Checking if an IP is Banned
Part 6. Configuring the [sshd] Jail
Part 7. Fail2Ban Syntax Check
Part 8. Fail2Ban Activity Log