Automated web application protection for site owners, developers and agencies

In 2022, we disclosed and reported 4528 new security vulnerabilities for WordPress users.

99.4% of security vulnerabilities in the WordPress ecosystem originate from third-party plugins

Our Alliance community actively researches and reports thousands of vulnerabilities found in WordPress plugins
Developers are notified to issue a security update
Developers are notified to issue a security update
0-day vPatches are then created and automatically applied to vulnerable websites connected to Patchstack

Threats blocked in June 2023

Get started – free

Detect new vulnerabilities and prioritize mitigation

βœ“ Auto-detect new vulnerabilities
βœ“ 48h early vulnerability warning
βœ“ Set up custom alerts

Automated protection with vPatches and security hardening

βœ“ Automatic vPatching

βœ“ Additional protection modules
βœ“ Unlimited custom protection rules

In 2022, 26% of WordPress plugins with critical security bugs did not receive a fix.

vPatches help prevent vulnerabilities from being exploited

Malware scanning means you're acting after being compromised

A plugin becomes vulnerable

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

Protection is instantly deployed

Automatic vPatches 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

Remote manage software and updates with automations

βœ“ Auto-detect installed software
βœ“ Central software management
βœ“ Set update automations

Share application security and protection data with clients

βœ“ Snapshot reports πŸ‘€ for signing clients
βœ“ Developer reports πŸ‘€ with suggestions
βœ“ White-labelling (Business plan only)

Reported up to 10x lighter than competitors

vPatches are highly targeted and effective compared to bloated malware scanners running in the background.

Peace of mind with Incident response

No web app is ever 100% safe. Suspect an app has developed security issues while using Patchstack? Request help from our experts.

So how to get started?

Create an account, set up billing and 2FA (advised)
Add the web app(s) to our Dashboard
Connect your web app by installing the plugin
Customize your experience with rules, alerts and reports

Frequently asked questions

Malware is most commonly injected by exploiting security vulnerabilities. Patchstack detects those vulnerabilities and automatically applies vPatches that provide highly targeted, lightweight and effective way to hold off attacks to prevent any malware to get inside.

Malware scanners in the other hand scan for already injected malware which means the web application has already been compromised and infected which also requires a thorough clean-up. While having regular malware scans is important to cover your back, it’s always better to prevent malware infections in the first place.

WAF stands for Web Application Firewall, which is a firewall that inspects web traffic and blocks malicious requests. WAFs typically run on the web server software itself, and have limited knowledge of the web applications they are protecting. WAFs tend to include and run all firewall rules against all requests, even if it does not apply to the underlying software.
vPatching, works a lot like a WAF: blocking known malicious requests but runs within the application itself. vPatching goes a step further, and can take into context information that only the application (such as WordPress) itself is aware of, like user authorization, software versions, etc… vPatches tend to be more efficient, and cause less resource usage in the application compared to a WAF because the only rules that are enabled are the ones applicable for each website.

We encourage pairing Patchstack with other security tools, such as WPVivid or UpdraftPlus for backups and WPUmbrella or ManageWP for uptime monitoring. You may also check with your hosting service provides whether they offer pluginless server-side backups.

Attackers automatically target all websites to build large bot nets to perform more complex attacks against lucrative targets. Even a basic website gives attackers one more node for future attacks. We believe better web security is a community effort.

Since Patchstack does not scan your files, it won’t help you in finding malware on your website. If you have any indication that your website is already hacked, please contact our support, so we can take a look and see how or what caused any of the problems you are facing. Our users can enable the Incident response add-on for $9/mo or request a clean-up for a one-time fee of $199. Clean-ups are done manually.

The free version of Patchstack does not run anything aside from scheduled tasks on your website, so there will be no noticeable difference. The paid version does run several tasks on each page load but based on tests from us and from our customers we have seen that Patchstack does not affect your website’s performance in any significant or noticeable way. In fact, a test done by one of our users indicated that Patchstack is up to 10x lighter than competing security services.

We have not had issues with Patchstack conflicting with other security services, but we do recommend using as few different tools on your WordPress site as possible. If you do use another security plugin, it is recommended to not enable similar features as it could cause site-breaking issues. If you have any issues with other security tools, please contact our support so we could investigate the issue.

Setting up Patchstack takes no more than a few minutes per installation. The data might need a few minutes to show up after a successful installation.

The Patchstack plugin can help, but patching is up to you. The plugin will inform you if your website(s) are running any known insecure components and allow you to be sure your sites are running secure versions before your test or auditing date.

Encrpyted connections are important, but are handled at the hosting layer. You will need to communicate with your hosting provider for help setting up HTTPS (e.g.. SSL/TLS)

If you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out to Sander via live chat.

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Patchstack works with all popular web hosts
Patchstack works with all popular web hosts, including
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