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The WAF Market Is Broken – Should You Care?

Max Pritchard

A WAF, standing for a Web Application Firewall, serves the purpose of protecting one or more web applications from being breached. They are widely deployed amongst businesses to help keep company records and customer information secure. Gartner notes that customers characterised WAFs as regularly being ‘frustrating’ and ‘a disappointment’. As the web becomes more complex, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for hardware vendors to meet existing and evolving requirements, such as moving web applications to cloud infrastructure (IaaS).

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Stand-alone Web Application Firewalls are not enough!

This month we are publishing a blog from cloud security partner, Zenedge. Here, we explore the evolution of the security threat landscape, from threat actors improving their hacking techniques to the increasingly daunting task of protecting public-facing web applications and API endpoints. Not only do organizations need to get to grips with reality and understand they are under attack nearly 100 percent of the time, they must also come to terms with the fact that their current approach to defending their applications and APIs is woefully deficient.

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Defending The App Eco-System: Developing A Modern WAF Strategy

Web and mobile application cyber-attacks are on the increase, with Forrester reporting that 40% of all security breaches are aimed at these services.[1] Even more worryingly, attacks specifically targeting secure Web services such as e-commerce are particularly on the rise, with Arbor Networks recently reporting “a massive increase over last year”.[2]

It is not surprising that cybercriminals are targeting web-based applications.

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