Web Application Firewall


It now appears that this crime was enabled through an exploit that targeted a Java vulnerability in Apache Struts 2, which is an open-source web application framework for developing Java web applications that extends the Java Servlet API to assist, encourage, and promote developers to adopt a model–view–controller (MVC) architecture. [Read More]
by RSS Aamir Lakhani  |  Sep 18, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
The financial services sector is expected to continue to deliver new, customer-driven and business-critical capabilities as they continue their transition to a digital business model. For example, customers have come to expect to be able to access and make changes to their financial information online and through mobile web applications. Additionally, consumers now expect more customized services from banks and financial services firms, which means these financial institutions must collect and process data about their users to offer tailored products... [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Sep 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
On the anniversary of the World Wide Web release to the public this week, we are taking a closer look at how web use has irrevocably changed and modernized some of the key industries shaping our lives today, and what this change means for our global cybersecurity. [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Aug 04, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
As application-focused threats continue to evolve, both in number and sophistication, a single web application security device is typically not enough to defend the entire, distributed network. Instead, organizations need to consider investing in a multi-pronged web application security approach that can tie different devices together, and leverage and share intelligence across a variety of other security and network devices. It’s also increasingly important to have a centralized, unified console, such as a FortiWeb Web Application Firewall. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Jul 20, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
IT teams in the financial services industry have historically invested in, and deployed, web application firewalls (WAFs) to comply with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). However, many of today’s data security professionals recognize that unprotected web applications have become attractive targets for cybercriminals looking for easy entry points into their networks. In fact, according to recent data, 83 percent of enterprise IT executives believe application security is critical to their IT strategy. Additionally,... [Read More]
by RSS Brian Forster  |  Jan 30, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
There are many options available for Web Application Firewalls in today’s marketplace. Selecting the right one for your organization can be difficult and costly. Vendors claim their products are the best, fastest and most secure, including Fortinet. The only reliable way to evaluate the many solutions is to put them in side-by-side real world testing to see how they perform. That’s where NSS Labs excels with their own lab facilities and comprehensive testing methodologies. In its first-ever WAF public test, Fortinet’s FortiWeb-1000D web... [Read More]
by RSS Mark Byers  |  Oct 01, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Recently, IDC released their latest forecast and vendor share report of the "Worldwide Web Security 2013-2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares." According to IDC, the worldwide Web security market reached $2 billion in 2012. It's worthwhile to note that this is a highly competitive field with a lot of vendor offerings in this space. And why? Because Web security plays an important role in any organizations' "defense in depth" posture. As IDC defines it, Web security includes such products as URL filtering, web antimalware, web application... [Read More]
by RSS UnAttributed  |  Aug 08, 2013  |  Filed in: Industry Trends