WAF as a Service - Web Application Firewall
Protect web apps, Mobile Apps and APIs
What is a Web Application Firewall (WAF) and why is it important for your business security
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 important for business security because web applications are frequently targeted by attackers seeking 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. Overall, deploying a WAF can greatly enhance business security posture and protect brand reputation.
How does WAF as a Service work?
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.
By using WAF as a Service, clients benefit from the advanced security capabilities of a web application firewall without having to worry about the complexities of managing and maintaining your 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 WAF provider and configure the DNS to point to the new WAF service instead of the web app
The WAF as a Service intercepts all incoming traffic to your app, using advanced filtering algorithms to analyze each request.
If the WAF as a Service detects any malicious requests, it blocks them from reaching the web app, preventing any potential attacks.
The WAF as a Service can also provide real-time alerts and notifications to help stay informed about potential attacks and suspicious activity.
The 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
Benefits of WAF as a Service for businesses
There are several benefits that a managed WAF as a Service can provide for businesses, including:
WAF as a Service can help protect web applications and APIs from various online threats such as cross-site scripting, SQL injection, and other attacks. This can help safeguard customers’ data and prevent costly data breaches.
Types of Attacks WAF Protect Against
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Our WAF Services
EXEO offers 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: