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With a growing number of threats to web security, a web application firewall (WAF) is a critical tool for providing your users with a positive web experience.
Your employees, customers and partners all expect instant, secure and reliable access to rich content and web applications on any device. But as the volume of content and applications continues to grow quickly, rapidly emerging web application security threats jeopardize the experience you want to provide.
A web application firewall offers the best defense against web application attacks that include:
The risk in using a web application firewall is that can adversely affect application performance. That’s why, when choosing a web application firewall, more enterprises turn to Akamai.
Kona Web Application Firewall from Akamai provides an always-on and highly scalable application firewall that defends against emerging threats to web security while keeping application performance high. Leveraging the globally distributed Akamai Intelligent Platform™, Kona Web Application Firewall scales easily to defend against massive application attacks, enabling your IT team to forgo investments in expensive dedicated hardware.
As an embedded process within the Akamai Intelligent Platform, Kona Web Application Firewall inspects every HTTP and HTTPS request before serving it, identifying and stopping web security threats before they ever reach the data center. Akamai’s Threat Intelligence Team continuously refines firewall rules to block known attacks and respond to new threats as they emerge. Adaptive rate controls automatically protect against application-layer denial of service attacks, while network-layer controls define and enforce IP whitelists and blacklists to protect your website by restricting requests from specific IP addresses.
As an enterprise cloud computing solution that is deployed at the edge of your network, Kona Web Application Firewall enables you to:
Learn more about Kona Web Application Firewall.