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Web Application Firewall Overview
Web application attacks are one of the most serious risks in today’s threat landscape. They’re prevalent— seven out of ten environments will be attacked an average of 40 times during a year1 —and they’re dangerous, implicated in many high-profile data breaches. From SQL injection attempts to cross-site scripting exploits, protection is essential.
Web application firewalls (WAFs) are an ideal technology for defense—able to understand incoming traffic and intercept attacks, they’re a practical approach to guarding your applications and data. However, they also require expert tuning and management to be effective; otherwise, they impact site availability by blocking legitimate traffic or are tuned down to a level where they are no longer effective.