Web Application Firewall (WAF)

Despite their importance, often it’s web applications which are the ‘weak link’ within organizations’ security perimeters. Typically, companies’ in-house web applications have complex architectures and many borrowed components, and in-house developers do not have enough time to organize the proper security for these resources. The application security is sometimes a sacrifice in the run for future releases of new features or functionality.

Web application vulnerabilities can become the main target of attackers (along with social engineering) and serve a convenient entry point for further attacks. Attack vectors are constantly changing, recent statistics say that today’s average is a number of high-risk vulnerabilities per one web application.

According to the Open Web Application Security Project® (OWASP), a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing security standards for web resources, the most dangerous vulnerabilities for web applications are injection, authentication and session management flaws, cross-site scripting (XSS), insecure direct links to objects, incorrect configuration of security parameters and others.

To protect against attacks on web application vulnerabilities and prevent their exploitation, we recommend using a Web Application Firewall (WAF) - a set of monitors and filters designed to finely detect and block vulnerabilities.

Cloud WAF* is the most preferable protection solution for web-resources for its efficiency. It doesn’t require special infrastructure, purchase of expensive equipment, either software or hardware - or any employee training. 

Qrator Labs offers a choice of several solutions from leading vendors specializing in the development of WAF for the security of web applications. Integration with vendor solutions at cloud infrastructure level helps to reduce installation time and resource, as well as to provide the maximum level of application protection and fastest possible resolution of security incidents. All clients’ requirements could be met, including customizable scalability. 

 

* Cloud WAF service from Qrator Labs works only at option of traffic filtering with certificate disclosure. For the service "Traffic Filtering with no Disclosure", we recommend WAF node installations. Please feel free to reach our Sales department at sales@qrator.net for additional consultations