All posts filed under: Web Application Firewall (WAF)

A Holistic Approach to Web Application Firewall Protection

Processor – Vol. 24, Issue 10 It’s easy to understand why so many companies worldwide, including 150-plus U.S. financial institutions, trust Network Box’s award-winning UTM security solutions. The company constantly and proactively works to combat security threats via its patented real-time PUSH update technology, global network of Security Operations Centers, and other measures. The company’s NBRS Ver5.0 platform transforms how UTM devices operate and how admins interact with them by introducing UTM-based “Holistic Security Management.” (Read more)

What’s with the WAF (Web Application Firewall)?

written by: Pierluigi Stella CU Insight Web Application Firewall, or, simply put, WAF. True, the name does not explain very well what it is and what it’s supposed to do, although you’d probably guess  it has something to do with protecting a web application.  And you’d be right. In the recent years, Internet threats have shifted. Slowly in the beginning but increasingly rapidly  in the last two years, from email to web based threats.  In the past, hackers would use emails to distribute new threats, embedded into an email.  Personally, I have not seen this for at least two years now, and the likely reason is because we all have anti viruses in place to protect us from email embedded threats. There is actually also another reason – distributing threats this way is very inefficient.  It might have been useful ten years ago, but today, at the rate new threats are being created (40,000 new variations per day in some cases), this is no longer sufficient.  It is far more efficient to compromise one website …