Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Cloud Web Application Firewall Services

Published: 29 October 2019

ID: G00381476

Analyst(s): Jeremy D'Hoinne , Adam Hils , Rajpreet Kaur , John Watts


The portfolio approach of cloud-delivered WAF services has become the preferred choice to protect public-facing web apps. Security and risk management leaders must protect business-critical apps and APIs using security capabilities provided by WAF solutions that exceed basic native protections.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


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

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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