This brand new release of Shield Security Pro brings more advanced rules for detecting and blocking bad bots on your site.
You’ll be able to set exactly how Shield will react to behaviour that could be considered suspicious. We’ve provided 7 rules which reflect behaviours that bad bots exhibit and when they’re repeated often enough, point to a bad bot on your site.
In summary, however, the rules can’t be taken alone as indicators of bad bots because sometimes legitimate users perform the same actions.
But, bad bots will often repeat these actions (as will users in some cases) and it’s through repeating these actions that we can gain a sense that the visitor is likely a bot and is there for no good.
Bot Signals: Free vs Pro Shield Security
In this particular release all the options are of course available for Shield Pro customers. However, we’ve provided one of these options for our free clients.
The particular option for free users is catching failed logins. This activity was previously monitored by Shield before 7.3 but we hadn’t provided a configuration option for it. Now it’s there, along with all the other rules.
This new set of features is just one of the examples of the huge list of extra features that come with your Pro upgrade. Not only do get the satisfaction of supporting the ongoing develop of Shield Security, but you get all the exclusive features and direct access to our support team.
Comments and Suggestions
We’ve kept this release announcements short and sweet because we’ve covered the major upgrade feature in detail, in other articles.
Please leave suggestions in the comments below and thank you as always for your support.
Powerful and lightweight firewall
Keeps out the bad guys without overdoing it with massive IP blocking lists (since IPs can be spoofed, anyway). The Audit Trail Viewer shows you what’s been blocked and why. Fantastic support for a free plugin!
Absolutely love it. And the pro version is really cheap and great.
Provides a lot of great features for free. No noticeable performance degradation. Key features are free. Paid license seems to just support creators and gives bonus features. 10/10
Good for beginners
I am a very uneducated user. I put the software in and it is working. No great learning curve on my part.