Web Application Firewalls: Essential Capabilities to the Security Endgame

A lack of trust in public cloud security is no longer a barrier to adoption.

June 28, 2023 – Cloud security is top of mind across all of financial services. A web application firewall (WAF) protects organizations at the application level by filtering, monitoring, and analyzing HTTP(S) traffic between the web application and the internet. A recent Datos Insights poll of insurer CISOs found that 75% of them have a distinct WAF product, while another 16% are considering one.

This report explains WAFs and how they compare with other cloud security components, dispels common misconceptions, and describes the variety of solution types available in the market. It was developed from practitioner experience, direct engagement with financial institution CISOs, solution provider engagement, ongoing Datos Insights research in the cybersecurity space, and the author’s extensive research into this particular topic.

Clients of Datos Insights’ Cybersecurity service can download this report.

This report mentions Alert Logic, AWS, Azure, Barracuda, Check Point, Cloudbric, Cloudflare, F5, Fastly Signal Sciences, Fortinet FortiGate, Google, HaltDos, HAProxy, Imperva, Indusface AppTrana, Prophaze, Qualys, Radware, Reblaze, Sectigo, StackPath, Sucuri, and ThreatX.

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