Enterprises of all sizes are relying more and more on web applications to increase the productivity of their workforce and provide easy access to best-of-breed applications. At the same time, data breaches are on the rise and steadily increasing each year. Your web applications are a new area of vulnerability that require special consideration to ensure your data is protected. A Web Application Firewall (WAF) is a useful tool in your organization’s strategy to defend against cyberattacks. WAF solutions analyze users’ access to web applications to provide early cyber threat detection.
WAF solutions can intelligently learn the normal behavior of your applications and identify and alert you to any abnormalities. You can stay ahead of malicious attacks by quickly pinpointing abnormal behaviors in your typical website traffic that are not easily identified by other solutions. A WAF knows the normal behavior of your applications (including your URLs, directories, parameters, etc.) and can correlate that with crowd-sourced global threat intelligence to identify threats that could compromise your data. WAFs provide you with this protection without inconveniencing your legitimate users and customers.
A robust WAF solution can help secure your organization against cyberattacks such as:
- SQL injection
- Attacks on business logic such as site scraping and comment spam
- Botnets and DDoS attacks
- Account takeover attempts
- Improper access control
- Session fixation
Many WAFs offer the ability to provide virtual patching to reduce the duration of your exposure during a cyberattack, and quickly mitigate your risk until you are able to patch it. You can also integrate a WAF with your SIEM so the tools can work together to provide you with superior protection.
Our consulting team can guide you through the integration of a WAF solution into your enterprise security environment to help your organization get advance warnings and real-time threat intelligence about cyberattacks.
Contact us today for a complimentary consultation on a WAF solution for your environment and business needs.