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Critical Capabilities for Cloud Web Application and API Protection

Published: 10 November 2020

ID: G00464725

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


WAAP is the preferred choice to protect new public-facing web apps because it combines broad scope, good enough security and ease of deployment at scale. Security and risk management leaders must evaluate WAAP to protect business-critical apps and APIs but need to demand more than core rulesets.

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Strategic Planning Assumptions

What You Need to Know


  • Akamai
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Barracuda Networks
  • Cloudflare
  • F5
  • Fortinet
  • Imperva
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Radware
  • Signal Sciences
  • Management, Monitoring and Reports
  • Scalability and Geographic Presence
  • Expertise in Small Environments
  • Technical Architecture
  • Programmability
  • DDoS Protection
  • Application Security
  • Bot Management
  • API Security
  • Core Security (Compliance)
  • Web-Scale Business Application
  • API
  • High Security

Inclusion Criteria

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Critical Capabilities Methodology

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