Over 60 000 users trust Patchstack as a Wordfence alternative

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Wordfence vs Patchstack – which one to choose?

Both platforms allow you monitor and protect your WordPress sites and filter malicious traffic. However Patchstack is strictly focused and excels with the #1 issue why 99.4% of WordPress sites get hacked – plugin vulnerabilities.
Why Patchstack's automatic prevention works better
Why scanning for malware means you’re acting too late

A plugin becomes vulnerable

We alert you 48 hours before the vulnerability becomes public on our database

Protection is instantly deployed

Automatic virtual patches and firewall rules get enabled on the website

Attack attempts are blocked

The vulnerability cannot be exploited by attackers

A security update removes the vulnerability

Update software to a fixed version or remove it if it’s discontinued

A plugin becomes vulnerable

No action is taken

Hacking attempts are NOT blocked

If the vulnerability is targeted the website becomes compromised

The already installed malware is now found

Regular scans heavily impact site performance

The malware needs to be manually removed

Often for a one time fee

The website is still vulnerable to new attacks

The vulnerability itself has not been removed

A security update removes the vulnerability

Meanwhile, the website may have become secretly compromised

Find out about vulnerabilities

Instantly find out when new vulnerabilities in plugins, themes or WordPress core are identified.

Automate security with virtual patches

Receive firewall rules and automatic virtual patches for vulnerabilities found in plugins before they can be exploited or a security update becomes available.

Light on resources, heavy on security

Patchstack is up to 10 times less memory-consuming than other popular WordPress security plugins.

Maximise protection with incident assistance

$3.49 per site / mo
No website is ever 100% secure. Enable and assign the add-on to websites so if one does become malicious, we safely restore the site.

See why our customers prefer Patchstack over Wordfence

Easily migrate your websites from Wordfence to Patchstack with our auto-install feature

Sites included
Seats included
Software detection
Find plugin, theme, core vulnerabilities
Real-time vulnerability alerts
Actionable security suggestions
Automatic virtual patching
0-day protection (OWASP Top 10)
Brute-force protecton
Set up custom firewall rules
Auto-updating for vulnerable plugins
Site hardening features
Set up custom alert triggers
Analytics & reporting
HTTP security header detection
Domain name expiraton detection
SSL certificate expiration detection
Access to add-ons
Additional seats
5 included
Report white-labeling
Incident assistance
$3.49 per site / mo
Access to support
Walkthrough with assisted setup
monthly, billed annually
or $499 monthly
$457.5/mo billed anually
or $499/mo
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