Web Application Firewalls
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What are Web Application Firewalls (WAFs)?
Web Application Firewall (WAF) Features & Capabilities
WAFs protect web applications against threats such as:
Denial of service
WAFs generally present the following features:
Libraries of attack data based on known attacks to web applications
Monitoring, filtering and blocking of data and access to web applications
Automated attack detection, both identity-based (e.g. dynamic whitelisting, fingerprinting, risk scoring) and behavioral (e.g. risk scoring)
Advanced security techniques (e.g. deception/misdirection, virtual patch deployment, honeypot)
Zero-day attack prevention (related to the above)
A management interface with alert system
Reporting and analytics on threat and application usage
The cost of web application firewalls depends on deployment. There are three options:
A managed service or cloud-hosted WAF delivered as part of a subscription. This can be relatively low overhead as part of a larger subscription (e.g. part of a CDN). But it also may contain unneeded features.
A network-based appliance. This presents relatively high overhead but reduces latency because it is installed locally and close to the application.
A host-based WAF residing in the application’s code. This is rarer and may present less desirable computing costs and greater maintenance.
Amazon Web Services offers AWS WAF (web application firewall) to protect web applications from malicious behavior that might impede the applications functioning and performance, with customizable rules to prevent known harmful behaviors and an API for creating and deploying web security…
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