Choosing the WAF That's Right For You

A How-to Guide

Published November 2020

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The Verizon 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report reveals that in 2017, there were more than 2,200 confirmed data breaches—and those are just the ones we know about. Despite the tech industry’s collective best efforts to bolster having secure application development practices, half of all applications remain vulnerable to attacks. This isn’t too surprising—secure web application development is remarkably difficult.

The good news is that there are tools to help you bolster your apps against breaches by mitigating vulnerabilities and stopping attacks: specifically, web application firewalls (WAF). A WAF inspects ingress and egress application traffic to identify and block scanners, attackers, and bots, while preserving and accelerating apps for legitimate usage. Whether deployed on premises, leveraged in the cloud, or consumed as-a-service, WAF technology can help defend your organisation against web app attacks, which are the primary entry point of successful data breaches.

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