I've run paysites for over a dozen years. I use Home :: Password Sentry for all my sites, and wanted to put in a good word for Dan, the developer. It's as close to bulletproof member area protection I've seen anywhere, since it has both GeoIP and IP address tracking, and lots of features (I have no association with the company other than being a very satisfied longtime customer). Nowadays more than ever I'm finding that stupid pirates/blackhatters need to be protected against.
As many of you may know I'm aggressive vs pirates (I have their paypal accts and sites taken down, sent 100s of dmcas/VERO ebay notices etc).
I run all my membership websites with password-sentry.com. I wish I could figure out how to integrate it w/WLM (ideas?). Anyways I wanted to pass along that as a resource to fellow warriors.