A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO PERFORMING A SECURITY RISK ASSESSMENT
Let’s imagine your business is located in a crime-stricken suburb.
Your website and the Web-based applications you use can be exploited by hackers in order to gain entry to – and control of – information stored in the application’s backend databases.
Because these types of attacks are directed at the applications themselves, conventional firewalls or intrusion prevention systems can’t accurately detect and prevent them. You need a security system that monitors traffic to and from the application and prevents unauthorised access to the application and its contents.
Web Application Firewall provides specialised, layered application threat protection to protect your Web-based applications and Internet-facing data from attack and data loss.
Stay in line with best practices and regulation
The Web Application Firewall platform helps you to counter attacks that could result in identity theft, financial fraud and corporate espionage – high-risk events with severe consequences.
The system delivers the technology you need to enforce government regulations, industry best practices, and internal policies. The Vulnerability Scanner module provides a comprehensive solution for meeting certain security requirements of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards.
Web Application Firewall has an intelligent, application-aware data compression and optimisation engine that increases application performance and improves resource utilisation and application stability. This also reduces server response times, which means your resources are used correctly, quickly and effectively to provide round-the-clock application protection.
Protect your organisation against a range of attacks
Keeping Web-based applications free of security vulnerabilities can be difficult, given the ongoing discovery of new vulnerabilities; patching challenges and code revisions; the inherent difficulty of vulnerability identification, and even access to the application code.
Web Application Firewall protects your organisation and the people who use your Web-based applications from sophisticated threats such as SQL injection and cross-site scripting (SS) and cross-site request forgery (CSRF).
Hackers can retrieve, change or even delete data by using SQL injection attacks. All they need to do is send a command to your database through one of your own Web-based applications. In the case of cross-site scripting, or XSS, the attacker can even insert malicious scripts into your database. These are executed by an individual user’s browser to redirect the user to another location, show fraudulent content, or steal cookies and other sensitive information, such as a credit card number. Hackers can also use XSS to impersonate the user to gain further access to your data. In a CSRF attack, the user’s browser is forced to perform unauthorised requests from a trusted website.
Web Application Firewall uses advanced techniques to analyse traffic flowing to and from the application in order to detect these kinds of attacks. The auto-learn profiling capability means it can build a comprehensive security profile for each application, and use this as a model for protecting the application against any known or unknown attacks.
When attackers change the appearance of a site or webpage, it can severely damage your business reputation. The longer you are unaware of the defacement, the worse the damage can be, and sometimes you're unable to return the content to its original state. An anti-Web defacement component automatically detects these incidents and quickly reverts your site to a stored, approved version.
Web Application Firewall can be deployed into any environment. A failover option allows for a network-level fail-over in the event of unexpected outages, while integrated bypass interfaces provide additional fail-open capability, ensuring that traffic will still flow in the event of control failure.
The faster you set up the necessary security systems, the better
When it comes to securing your Web-based applications, the faster you set up the necessary security systems, the better. Web Application Firewall can be deployed quickly, drastically reducing the time required to protect your Internet-facing data and helping you manage the challenges associated with policy enforcement and regulatory compliance.
By viewing your real-time data statistics and detailed reports, you can analyse Web application usage from multiple vectors.
This gives you the opportunity to map requests to their geographic location, which means you can block access from specific countries to further enhance your security settings.
Although Web Application Firewall is an intelligent system that auto-learns the security profile of each application, you can still contact us for 24/7 support and service to make sure your Web-based applications are protected and any security threats managed at all times, no matter what.