March 2, 2016 by Paul G. | Migrated, Shield Security

Meet Shield – Your WordPress Security Solution

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Say hi to Shield – the professional security solution for WordPress.

Shield is a new-kid-on-the-block (2013) and is the (jointly) high-rated WordPress security plugin. It’s the best for huge variety of reasons – the most critical is that we keep your websites secure.

Why ‘Shield’?

The WordPress Simple Firewall began as a rewrite of the WordPress Firewall 2 plugin. It was a very old plugin that was actually quite effective in its simplicity.

But we quickly adapted the plugin to serve many other needs we had. As our dissatisfaction grew with existing security plugins, we kept adding to it.

We have received heaps of support from loyal users who love its simplicity and rock-solid reliability. It became obvious to us that our approach to security was resonating with many people.

A lot of security plugins out there are “me too” plugins. If 1 plugin implements a feature, then they all follow suit. This behaviour perpetrates a number of security misconceptions. If some “security” plugins have a particular feature, then to not have it means you appear vulnerable and lacking, in comparison.

We see this differently. We implement only features that serve a tangible, significant benefit. If it doesn’t, we don’t do it.

We keep things simple.

But a ‘simple’ implementation implies, to many people, simplistic. Our plugin is hugely powerful, but our old name suggests otherwise.

We’d previously tried to shift our name to “WordPress Security Firewall”, but it was lame, and actually caused confusion.

A new, bold name was need and ‘Shield Security‘ was it.

ShieldPRO vs Shield Free

Suffice it to say, Shield Free is still the same plugin with all the same great features and they’ll always be free. This will never change.

The main difference being Premium support is a lack of any of the important Pro features. You may see here what exactly the difference is.

How to get ShieldPRO

ShieldPRO comes packed with many essential features for those who need their WordPress security to be at the top of its game.

You can subscribe for ShieldPRO here.

But that’s not all. We have the ShieldPRO trial available, too. 🙂

By simply registering your email & URL, you can get all ShieldPRO features activated on your site for free, for 14 days.
(no credit cards required, or anything like that).

Get your Free Trail here!

Is there a way to get ShieldPRO features for free?

Yes, there is.

ShieldPRO is provided to all our iControlWP customers.

If you want Pro for free, go sign-up for a trial with iControlWP and get your sites connected. Not only do you get ShieldPRO, but you get automatic WordPress offsite backups, but much more besides, including:

  • bulk plugins / themes management
  • database optimization tools
  • cleanup tools
  • Google Analytics insertion (no need for extra GA plugins)
  • WordPress users and comments management
  • Reporting, white labelling and more!

Questions, Comments and Suggestions?

We’re here for you… your feedback molds the service we offer.

Let us know what you think or if you have any questions about ShieldPRO.

Hello dear reader!

If you want to level-up your WordPress security with ShieldPRO, click to get started today. (risk-free, with our no-quibble 14-day satisfaction promise!)

You'll get all PRO features, including AI Malware Scanning, WP Config File Protection, Plugin and Theme File Guard, import/export, exclusive customer support, and much, much more.

We'd be honoured to have you as a member, and look forward to serving you during your journey towards powerful, WordPress security.

Try ShieldPRO Today →

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@eastman-9's Gravatar @eastman-9


Cybercrime it hits you when your not aware of the consequences. Everybody insures their car. We don’t make accidents. Someone else will do that. Why not insure your website with this Pro-Plugin. Do not wait to long.

@bluestandish's Gravatar @bluestandish

great up that keeps you updated on activities on your site

this is a wonderful plugin. i now feel secured. i love the feedback or messages i have been receiving from the plugin – this helps me to know my site’s file changes and what exactly is going on with my site and users. generally, it has also really educated me…

@xiiizen's Gravatar @xiiizen

Great and really simple security!

I must say this is one of the best security plugins I have ever used. In my own personal tests the plugin is rock solid and it doesn’t lock you out from your site or generate errors on updates. It also simplifies a lot the work I have to do…

@fpaorlando2's Gravatar @fpaorlando2

Great Plugin

This plugin works the way it should. I love it!

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    Professional Security

    Very interesting post. Thank you for giving me good insight into security companies.

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