Web Application Firewalls Are Worth the Investment for Enterprises


Archived Published: 28 February 2014 ID: G00258206

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Summary

Firewalls and intrusion prevention systems don't provide sufficient protections for most public-facing websites or internal business-critical and custom Web applications. Here, we explain how Web application firewalls help security leaders to better protect Web applications in their organizations.

Table of Contents

  • What You Need to Know
  • Analysis
    • Technology Description
      • Web Attacks Command More Than Signatures
    • Technology Definition
    • Uses
    • Benefits and Risks
    • Technology Alternatives
    • Selection Guidelines
      • WAF Deployment Scenario Drives the Selection Process
      • Enterprises Need to Compare WAFs Beyond Datasheet Check Marks
      • Web Application Security Is the "Heavenly Realm" for Evasion Techniques
    • Price Performance
    • Technology Providers
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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