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Peer Lessons Learned: Implementing Web Application Firewalls

Published: 08 February 2019

ID: G00386346

Analyst(s): Peer Contributors


To protect web applications against external and internal attacks, many organizations implement web application firewalls. Security and risk management leaders looking to implement WAF can learn from the experience of their peers to ensure their own implementation is successful.

Table Of Contents


Peer Strategies

  • Lesson 1: Determine Your Business Needs Before Comparing Vendors
  • Lesson 2: Engage the Right Implementation Partner
  • Lesson 3: Test the Product Prior to Purchasing
  • Lesson 4: Dedicate Time to Train Your Staff Well
  • Lesson 5: Roll Out a Robust Implementation Strategy


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