Is anyone else freaking out about how many ridiculous new features the WPMU DEV super devs keep dropping on us? And the madness doesn’t stop. Our security plugin Defender just got a mega upgrade: Audit Logs!
Now with Defender, not only can you harden your security and block attackers, but audit logs now hold everyone on your site or network to account by tracking and logging Every. Single. Thing.
Every login attempt, every upload, every activation, every system change… You’ll know exactly who did what and when.
“This feature is so good, it really could be its own paid service.”
– Aaron Edwards, CTO
If you get hacked, just restore from a backup and everything will be a-okay, right?
Well, that’s not the whole story.
When did it happen? How did it happen? What restore point should you use? Will it happen again?
These are questions all of us are asking when trying to recover from a hack.
And with Defender’s new audit logging features it’s all right there, like your own personal surveillance camera, letting you review all the footage from the night before. See who logged in and what backdoor they used so you can beef up security and prevent another attack.
Now you might be asking, “Can’t hackers just erase or change the logs?” This is where Defender’s audit logs step into a league of their own. Every change is instantly stored on our secure cloud storage. No giant tables in your database. And most importantly your logs are permanent – they can’t be modified or deleted by an attacker.
Not one bit.
If you can click your mouse or trackpad, you can activate the new audit logging feature.
Here’s how to do it:
Once Defender is installed on your site, go to Audit Logs and click Enable Audit Logging. That’s it. If you blinked you might have missed it!
As an added bonus, you can activate email reports and get activity summaries sent to you daily, weekly or monthly direct to your inbox. Save time and keep track of your site.
What about Multisite? We run some pretty huge networks around here so we decided to test audit logging on some of our most active networks.
Let’s just say this is where Defender really flexes his muscles.
Audit logs alone will make installing Defender on your site worth it. But with regular security scans, blacklist monitoring, vulnerability reports, safety recommendations, 10GB of Snapshot backups and customized hardening – what are you waiting for?
Download Defender today (check it out for free!) and give your WordPress site a security overhaul.