The Shield Security plugin is composed of the several modules. The Block Bad IPs/Visitors is one of its modules. This module allows you to whitelist IP addresses and configure auto-blacklist rules.


You can access this module from within Shield Security Dashboard (under the Settings tab):

Block Bad IPs/Visitors module is designed of the following parts (features):

Before you take any action, you should carefully review the Auto Blocking Rules settings. 

The Auto Blocking Rules settings

The Block Bad IPs/Visitors module's main part is the Automatic IP Black List system (engine). It tracks bad behavior over a set period of time and as soon as it reaches the threshold, the Shield blocks it. No more lengthy and unmaintainable IP black lists.


To set-up the Automatic IP Black List system, use the following options:


For more information, read the blog article here.