We have transitioned to a completely digital world. All essential processes including banking are now online. While this has its benefits, this shift in digitization also comes with substantial risks of fraud and misuse.
All web applications today are vulnerable to cybercriminals trying to breach security. Their intent is either to steal data / money or inject their own malicious viruses into your running systems. All of this calls for a solid web application firewall that can discern between valid users and threat actors.
Web Application Firewalls Deal With Emerging Threats
Much of our time at work or home is spent interacting with web applications. These web applications in turn are bound to have their own set of web servers and application interfaces all of which are at risk of breaches.
Therefore, deploying a secured layer to protect your critical business application has become a foremost priority. One of the most effective techniques that could mitigate impending attacks is the Web Application Firewall or WAF.
WAF is an appliance or software that analyzes, filters, and blocks Http traffic to and from the web. It secures your web applications from known and unknown threats.
With advance set features and a multi-layer approach, WAF defends your web applications and APIs from zero-day threats and against the OWASP Top 10 vulnerability concerns.
Powered by Machine Learning, a WAF performs analysis at high speed, provides robust protection, and adapts to ever-evolving threats. Such WAFs are also self-evaluating so you don’t need to manually fine-tune WAF performances.
Deploying Web Application Firewalls
WAFs can be deployed as per your infrastructure needs. It can be deployed as a Public / Private cloud based web application firewall, as a Virtual Instance, or as an appliance form factor.
WAF as a Service is also gaining a lot of interest.
Web Application Firewall (WAF) as a Service reduces the complexity of application security with a unified platform to rapidly detect and virtually patch web application vulnerabilities. It’s a simple, scalable, and adaptive approach, which lets you quickly block web application attacks in real-time without affecting the normal flow of business data traffic.
WAF as a Service provides extremely fine-grained attack detection and analysis capabilities while protecting against the most common web application threats including SQL injections, web page tampering, website malicious code insertions, and leakage of sensitive information which further threatens data integrity and security.
Benefits of WAF
- Ensure Protection from Web Attacks and DDoS
- Protect APIs and Mobile Apps
- Block Malicious Bots and Automated Attacks
- Secure App Delivery and Increase Availability
- Control Access and Authentication
- Automate and Orchestrate Security
Role of Logix
- Dedicated certified personnel – with strong analytical skills – are assigned to each account. This team who also carries out the implementation, monitoring, and assessment of any potential risks from time to time.
- Our dedicated support resources are available 24*7 on all days, hand holding all customers during implementation, migration, and post-sales phases.
- Technical support is also provided over our online ticketing site, phone, or email by our certified engineers.
What Do We Offer?
Our core team of experts consult and design network and security systems for customer, covering both on premise and Cloud Managed Services. We plan & build a robust end-to-end service from project inception to network security installation to completion & handover.
As Logix owns the entire cycle of Implementation which includes Installation, Configuration & Testing of the Web Application Firewall solution, our core Cyber Security team carries out the Implementation after sharing the detailed plan of implementation, SOW.
Based on the traffic flow & type of Web Traffic / Mail Traffic, Network, Data Protection Laws that play a very important role while designing firewall Implementations, our teams designs & presents the solution with On-Premise or Cloud Based deployment.
Our team shares our Firewall Migration strategy with the customer & on confirmation the migration process begins. Most of the cases migration is carried out in a phased manner. Our priority as this stage lies on maintaining minimum downtime.
What is Web Application Firewall (WAF) Software?
Web Application Firewall (WAF) is an automated, AI-enabled software firewall that detects and prevents website and web-based threats like DDoS, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), and URL and SQL injections.
Why use WAF?
WAF takes a proactive preventing approach to your website security. With active monitoring and in-built capabilities for eliminating threats, your web apps get round-the-clock automated security with very little need for manual intervention.
How does a WAF work?
WAFs are deployed on the cloud and are configured with a set of rigid rules called policies. Every web request is verified against these policies and allowed to move ahead only if it checks all security checks.
The most beneficial feature of WAFs is their ability to learn from each request and evolve, with the use of AI and machine learning. Once deployed, WAFs continuously learn better and offer more enhanced security with each new web request.
Can a web application firewall defeng against bots?
For blocking bots effectively, a web application firewall needs to evolve and fine-tune itself to keep up with the most advanced and latest bot activities and trends.
An Advanced WAF can deploy threat intelligence and maintain traces of past bot activity as a parameter to test each web request.
Moreover, integrated with behavior analysis, modern, advanced WAFs can learn from patterns and trends and better themselves, without the additional overheads of setting up complex filtering rules, IP blocks, and frequent manual intervention.