Security

Web Application Firewall

A Web Application Firewall protects HTTP applications from a variety of malicious attacks, such as cross-site scripting (XSS) and SQL injection.

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Protect your business with the most complete WAF offering at the Edge.

Section offers multiple WAF options for your edge, including open source rules-based WAFs and modern intelligent WAFs currently protecting some of the world’s largest web applications.

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Attacks on HTTP applications are now incredibly common and increasingly sophisticated. By adding a WAF to your edge, you can prevent your application from being taken offline by malicious attacks while protecting your revenue and customer experience.

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Many HTTP application attacks are designed to steal sensitive information about your business or customers. With the right WAF, you can protect your application from known vulnerabilities and mitigate attacks when they do occur.

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Brand reputation can be severely tarnished by a hack or DDoS attack, damaging trust with your customers and impacting revenue. Bots are responsible for web scraping and fraud which can further erode your standing in the market. An effective WAF can stop these bots and attacks in their tracks and keep your brand reputation intact.

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Modern WAFs no longer require constant maintenance and rules writing from you to be effective. Free up your engineering resources by implementing a modern “learning” WAF that can recognize threats automatically through machine learning and algorithms.

Section offers the most powerful WAFs available.

The Web Application Firewall industry is innovating rapidly with powerful new solutions hitting the market each year. With Section, you can take advantage of the latest advancements in WAF technology without the risk of locking yourself into an outdated technology. With several of the industry’s best WAF’s available in our edge module library, you will never have to compromise when securing the best security solution for your application. Learn more about Threat X Intelligent WAF, Signal Sciences Web Protection Platform, and open-source WAF ModSecurity.

Setting up a WAF on Section is incredibly simple, and you get the added benefit of network layer DDoS protection by deploying the WAF on a distributed edge network. By using Section as your Edge Compute Platform, you also get the ability to run your WAF in your development environment for testing, and comprehensive access to DevOps logs and metrics to keep an eye on what is going on at the edge.

Technical Details

Web Application Firewall

Getting started with a WAF on Section starts with deciding which technology fits best with your application. Regardless of the WAF you choose, it will be seamlessly integrated into the Section platform with enough flexibility to choose where in the edge stack it is deployed.

For the open-source rules based WAF, you will have full control of the configuration with no limits on the number of rules used for blocking threats. You will have full access to logs, metrics, and monitoring at the edge to help you fine-tune your blocking rules to ensure you are keeping your application protected.

The process for implementing intelligent WAFs varies depending on the choice of edge Module. Some WAFs can be pushed to blocking mode immediately while others can include two phases “baselining” then “blocking”, whereby they will run for a period in “detect” mode before switching over to blocking mode.

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