Hackers Hate MVIS Security Center — the New WordPress Security Plugin

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SEC Consult releases MVIS Security Center, a security plugin for the popular CMS WordPress that helps users lock down their websites and stay informed about security vulnerabilities.

SEC Consult launches the beta phase of MVIS Security Center, an enterprise-grade security plugin for WordPress, the world’s most widely used content management system (CMS). WordPress attracts millions of users from around the world, and these users are facing increasing attacks from hackers. Even more alarming, these attacks occur on all types of websites, big or small – which makes security an indispensable part of creating websites. The MVIS Security Center plugin proactively helps users secure their websites by locking them down to avoid potential attacks.

The problem is that not all WordPress administrators are well versed in securing their websites. Based on extensive know-how and experience with securing web applications, SEC Consult developed MVIS Security Center for WordPress to be a complete and simple solution, which helps administrators secure their websites in clear and manageable steps.

“We put all the necessary information in one spot. That way, users know exactly what the problems are and how to fix them in order to protect their websites,” said Stefan Streichsbier, the lead plugin developer.

Since 2011 over 400 unique vulnerabilities in WordPress and its ecosystem were publicly disclosed. Tracking and filtering these vulnerabilities is a full-time job. Additionally, WordPress vulnerabilities are favorite targets of attackers because they impact a large number of websites on the Internet. It is crucial that administrators closely monitor security vulnerability disclosures for WordPress and its components in order to patch them as soon as possible.

An additional layer of security can be obtained by subscribing to MVIS PROtection, which relieves users from the time-consuming task of following publicly disclosed vulnerabilities and identifying which ones really affect their websites. MVIS PROtection sends instant vulnerability e-mail alerts, based on the currently installed components of a user’s WordPress website.

“This is great, especially when maintaining multiple WordPress sites. Now, I get all the relevant vulnerability alerts without needing to check manually for each installation,” said Jeff Hawkins the president of Hawkins Consulting.

The plugin can be downloaded directly from WordPress and more information is available at (https://www.sec-consult.com/en/Portfolio/Services/MVIS-Security-Center.htm). During the beta phase, a three-month subscription to MVIS PROtection is available free of charge.

About SEC Consult
SEC Consult (http://www.sec-consult.com) is an international leader in application security services and consultancy. SEC Consult’s competence in improving the application security of enterprise applications supports major international banks and global software vendors. SEC Consult provides consultancy and specific, high-end services such as security quality gates, Secure Software as a Services (SSaaS) or Managed Vulnerability Information Services (MVIS) which help to protect their clients from ‘toxic’ (i.e. heavily insecure) enterprise software. SEC Consults many years of experience with the remediation of application security problems in all types of software and systems allows them to help their customers to reduce their risk of application security vulnerabilities.

SEC Consult operates a blog (http://blog.sec-consult.com) detailing research and giving expert opinion on current information security topics.

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