Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Cloud Web Application Firewalls Services

Published: 06 December 2018

ID: G00335053

Analyst(s): Ayal Tirosh , Claudio Neiva , Jeremy D'Hoinne , Adam Hils


Cloud WAF services are becoming the preferred choice to protect public-facing web apps. Security and risk management leaders should keep in mind that business-critical and mobile apps require more stringent security capabilities than simply bundling basic protections in a cloud WAF service.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Akamai
    • Amazon Web Services
    • Cloudflare
    • F5
    • Imperva
    • Instart
    • Microsoft
    • Oracle
    • Radware
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Management and Monitoring
    • Scalability and Geographic Presence
    • Downward Scalability
    • Technical Architecture
    • DDoS Protection
    • Rule-Based Controls and Signatures
    • Positive Security/Anomaly Detection
    • Bot Management
    • API Security
  • Use Cases
    • Public-Facing Web Application
    • Web-Scale Critical Business Application
    • Mobile Application

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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