Using the GuardGiant plugin to protect from brute-force attacks

Protecting your site from brute-force attacks, limiting login attempts, limit login errors from showing can be a pain to deal with on your child sites.

There is a very recent plugin called GuardGiant which handles a whole number of those security features all in one easy to use plugin.

After you have installed and activated the GuardGiant plugin it will add a new admin menu;

GuardGiant > Settings

GuardGiant > Whitelists

GuardGiant > Captcha

In the captcha settings of the GuardGiant plugin, it will use either the v2 or the v3 versions of Google reCAPTCHA.

GuardGiant > General Settings

GuardGiant > Activity Log

Lost passwords attempts from valid real users will not be locked out using the log in limit feature in the GuardGiant plugin.

The GuardGiant plugin using a number of custom database tables for storing its data in;

wp_guardgiant_ip_failed_logins
wp_guardgiant_login_activity_log
wp_guardgiant_user_failed_logins

GuardGiant works with load balancers and CDN providers like Cloudflare. The GuardGiant plugin has no costs and is free to be able to use it. You can reduce the amount of extra bloat by using certain security plugins where you may not need all of the features provided and going with a minimal clean plugin option like GuardGiant.

GuardGiant plugin is well worth using on any child sites where you are not already using a security plugin on them.

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