A Web Application Firewall (WAF) is an essential cyber defence for any organization that has internet exposure.
Web Application attacks are still continuing to be one of the primary breach points that hackers use to gain access into an organization*. This is due to the complexity of the stack and sheer volume of code required amongst the different components. Couple this with deployment speed and agility and the result as a heavy usage of third-party apps and component and unsecure coding. This unwittingly allows any number of the OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities to creep into the Web Application, which are easily detected and exploited.
WAFs should defend an organization against the OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities. WAFs also need to be dynamically updatable with the latest threats, have malware detection capabilities, support on premise and cloud deployments and support virtual patching.
Not all WAF’s are equal, it is vital that an organization selects a sophisticated WAF from an industry leading vendor as this will significantly reduce ‘False Positives’, too many of which will have a very costly and negative impact on your business.
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- Industry Leader Web Application Firewall
- WAF as a service
*Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) 2016 & 2017