With Jetpack 3.4, we’ve added new security features to protect your Jetpack-connected WordPress sites from bot net attacks. We’ve also taken some first steps to create a simplified interface for how you interact with Jetpack.
Your WordPress, Secured.
Brute force attacks are a growing concern for many website administrators. By integrating features from the WordPress plugin BruteProtect, Jetpack Protect can help you take control of site security and protect your site from this common attack vector.
A Centralized Experience
Continuing Jetpack’s mission to bring feature parity between self-hosted WordPress sites and WordPress.com, you will soon be able to manage security features from either your site’s dashboard or a central interface on WordPress.com. Locked out of your site from too many failed login attempts? You can whitelist your IP address in WordPress.com.
With the click of a button, you can immediately boost performance, security, and engagement to jump start your site with a curated set of Jetpack modules. This feature is tailored for those who are new to the plugin or new installation of Jetpack.
How to Update
Just update to the latest version of Jetpack (and opt-in if asked) and visit WordPress.com/Plugins to access all these new features. Make sure the JSON API feature is activated in Jetpack and the Allow remote actions setting is checked.
For full details of this release please see the change log.
Please give us your feedback by leaving a comment and letting us know what you love or what you’d like to see in future updates. If you find any bugs or issues, please file a new issue on GitHub, create a new forum post, or simply contact our support team.