Better WP Security
What it does
In general it is one of your first line of defense in stopping intruders. You may not be aware but your website is constantly being hit by good and bad traffic. The bad traffic is malicious software trying to figure out what blogging platform you are using and finding a way to get in. This traffic is not necessarily just targeting you.
What Better WP Security aims to do is provide an interface to quickly protect your website and provide you with information on what is possibly attacking you.
How it works
There are known vulnerabilities in WP and the malicious software likes to use it. Upon installation, Better WP Security provides a few steps to block these known spots from being found. It also provides a nice dashboard in which it lets you know what things may need tending to. Be aware, that some of the settings can affect your website in a not so positive way, so please read the fine print.
Better WP Security is a good plugin to use to protect your blog. There is much the learn about it, but the default settings should protect you. If you require assistance, you can contact us.