Whitepaper: Unparalleled Security with Enterprise WordPress

How and why WordPress has become the unlikely hero of enterprise security among WCM platforms

Boris Motusic & United Experts Digital Consultancy, Ltd.
February 2019

WordPress is a dynamic Open Source content management system which is used to power millions of websites and web applications. It is the most widely-used CMS software in the world and it powers more than 33% of the entire Web, giving it an estimated 60% market share of all websites using a CMS. WordPress’s usability, extensibility and mature development processes make it also a popular and secure choice for enterprises, such as CNN, USA Today, Sony, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, and Microsoft.

For these organizations, according to Forbes, WordPress is the promised land — a standard, easy-to-use, multimedia-friendly platform — after a decade of lurching through clunky, expensive, jerry-rigged content management systems.

Despite the widespread use of WordPress in the enterprise world, a common misconception which persists about the system is that it is insecure. This whitepaper stipulates that WordPress is not only secure but that in fact, it is one of the most secure WCM platforms in the world. To understand the origin of the misconception of WordPress’s insecurity, it is important to note that WordPress is the only large-scale software platform whose use spans from the consumer to the enterprise market. Consumer implementations are very different from professional implementations and they greatly contribute to the WordPress security myth. Read the WhitePaper to discover how and why WordPress has become the unlikely hero of enterprise security among WCM platforms.

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