WordPress Security Plugin Comparison

WP Cerber Security

WP Cerber Security


  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Full security coverage
  • Free central management


  • Scanner does't run in background

WP Cerber Security

WP Cerber Security enters the comparison with a clean and meaningful dashboard with a full set of free features. The dashboard isn’t cluttered with locked premium features or an overwhelming number of widgets. The settings menu is also valuable since the tabs have a number badge showing which tabs have alerts. Cerber’s Main Settings tab comes with a good set of defaults that won’t need a lot of modifications. My only change was setting site connection to reflect my site being behind a reverse proxy. You will know you need this is your activity stream is filled with alerts from your local IP. WP Cerber also easily allows you to disable RSS feeds which is a simple way to prevent your content from being captured by an autoblog. 

Cerber focuses on securing files by monitoring checksum changes and blocking access to your site through the antispam engine. These are effective countermeasures against cyber attacks, especially with a custom username blacklist.

The WP Cerber Security Pro version requirements are discreetly hidden in the Site Integrity section under the Scheduling and Cleaning up tabs. What this means is that you are only prompted to spend money when you need those features. Pricing and features are very reasonable at $99 a year for a single site and $399 for 5.

In conclusion, WP Cerber Security offers a lot of free protection without distracting bells, whistles, and confusing settings. WP Cerber also allows central management if you run multiple websites. Lastly, WP Cerber does not leave many security gaps leaving you exposed if you do not pay.

  • Live traffic view
  • Login security
  • IP blocking
  • Security scanning
  • Spam protection
  • File integrity monitoring
  • Email protection
  • Firewall
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Brute force protection
  • Username blacklist
  • Import/Export
  • Scheduling (Pro)
  • Remediation (Pro)

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *