Gartner Information Technology Research

Peer Lessons Learned: Implementing Web Application Firewalls

Published: 28 February 2020

ID: G00467249

Analyst(s): Peer Contributors


WAFs are deployed to protect web applications against external and internal attacks, verify access to web applications, and more. Network and application security leaders can leverage lessons learned from their peers submitted on Gartner Peer Insights to implement WAF applications successfully.

Table Of Contents


Peer Lessons Learned

  • Lesson 1: Allocate Time to Document and Configure the WAF Correctly
  • Lesson 2: Make an Appropriate Vendor Selection; Leverage Available Features
  • Lesson 3: Plan Your Network Strategy Correctly
  • Lesson 4: Prepare Internal Teams in Advance to Strategize Your Implementation Process
  • Methodology
  • Document Revision History

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