Cybersecurity continues to pose a challenge for businesses (and websites) of all sizes, and today, organizations face an evolving list of security threats and concerns. Businesses that fail to secure their digital experiences are increasingly vulnerable to attack from a growing number of bad actors, and the fallout from a security breach can expand well beyond the breach itself, including a negative impact on brand reputation, revenue, and an increase in customer churn.

With distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks becoming more advanced, and other nefarious methods such as SQL injections, cross-site scripting, and HTTP floods becoming more common, security can no longer remain an afterthought for any type of organization or its website. 

At WP Engine, we help customers tackle their security challenges and protect them from malicious attacks with a robust set of security measures we’ve put in place at the platform level. 

In addition to those security measures, customers can add another level of protection to their site(s) with Global Edge Security, an enterprise-grade security solution built together with internet performance and security leader Cloudflare and designed specifically to secure WordPress sites.

Global Edge Security combines the intelligence and expertise WP Engine has gained from serving its global customers for nearly a decade with Cloudflare’s web application firewall (WAF), distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection, content delivery network (CDN), and its global edge network, which spans across more than 70 countries. 

A managed web application firewall keeps hackers at bay. 

Our WAF rule sets are tailored and managed to identify and adjust for both WordPress-specific threats and emerging vulnerabilities at the edge. Our WAF does more than block specific IP addresses or ports; it inspects web traffic for signs of XSS or SQL injections and minimizes the risk from hackers employing new tactics.

DDoS mitigation keeps sites up and running.

Cloudflare’s powerful Global Anycast network offers Global Edge Security users advanced protection against DDoS attacks. Origin infrastructure is protected by detecting and dropping volumetric attacks at the edge, and intelligence is shared across 10M websites to help proactively block known bad signatures.

Boost site performance with Cloudflare’s CDN. 

Using a CDN reduces site latency and enables faster delivery in the face of high traffic. Global Edge Security provides access to Cloudflare’s global CDN, which accelerates security and site performance and brings cached content closer to your visitors for an improved customer experience. 

An all-in-one solution.

By combining the above features into a single solution, Global Edge Security offers users a simplified approach to securing their WordPress sites. Using one solution as opposed to multiple, disparate configurations makes it easier for you to protect one of your most valuable assets—the digital experience you provide to customers. With enterprise-grade security built with the combined experience and expertise of WP Engine and Cloudflare, you can rest easy knowing your WordPress site(s) are protected.   

Today’s changing security landscape means security has to be top of mind for every business, and by taking steps to prevent and mitigate security risks to your website, you’re making a strategic investment in cyber defenses. No security plan can solve for 100% of today’s cyber threats, but securing your site against the most common attacks is a step in the right direction. 

Visit WP Engine to find out more about our secure WordPress hosting solutions and the ways we help keep our customers safe in the face of emerging security threats.