WAF as a Service - Managed Web Application Firewall
Protect web apps, Mobile Apps and APIs
Web Application Firewall (WAF) and why is it important
A Web Application Firewall (WAF) is a security solution that helps protect web applications from various online threats such as cross-site scripting (XSS), SQL injection, and other attacks. It works by monitoring and filtering incoming traffic to web applications, blocking malicious requests, and preventing unauthorized access.
Today a WAF is used to protect web apps, APIs, and business-to-business transactions, in such cases, we often refer to it as Web Application and API Protection (WAAP).
WAF (or WAAP) is essential for business security because attackers frequently target web applications to exploit vulnerabilities and steal sensitive data. A WAF can help detect and prevent such attacks, thereby safeguarding customers’ personal information, financial data, and other critical assets. Additionally, WAFs can help companies comply with various industry standards and regulations related to data protection, such as PCI DSS and HIPAA. Deploying a WAF can significantly enhance the business security posture and protect brand reputation.
How does managed WAF as a Service work?
Managed WAF as a Service is a cloud-based solution that provides web application firewall functionality without requiring to install or manage any hardware or software.
Clients benefit from the advanced security capabilities of a web application firewall without worrying about the complexities of managing and maintaining their own WAF infrastructure. This can save time, resources, and money while providing reliable, scalable, and effective protection for web applications and APIs.
Here is how it typically works:
Sign up for the WAF as a Service through a provider and configure the DNS to point to the new firewall service instead of the web app
It intercepts all incoming traffic to your app, using advanced filtering algorithms to analyze each request.
This service detects any malicious requests; it blocks them from reaching the web app, preventing any potential attacks.
You will have access to real-time alerts and notifications to help you stay informed about potential attacks and suspicious activity.
WAF as a Service can provide detailed reporting and analysis of website traffic, giving insights into potential vulnerabilities and threats that can be addressed proactively.
Why do you need a WAF or a WAAP?
Benefits of WAF as a Service for businesses
There are several benefits that a managed WAF as a Service can provide for businesses, including:
It can help protect web applications, APIs from various online threats such as cross-site scripting, SQL injection and other attacks, as well as protect customer data and prevent costly information leaks.
Types of Attacks Web Application Firewall Protect Against
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Web Application Firewall Services by Exeo
We offer a managed WAF service. These web application firewall waf security services are managed and maintained by the Exeo Managed Security Services (MSS) team.
We support the following web application firewall as a service vendors.
As a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP), Exeo offers a range of services to manage the WAF for its clients. The services we provide for our clients are as follows: