As enterprises move more applications and data online, data security continues to be a critical priority. New threats to data security and application performance are emerging with increasing speed. The challenge for enterprises is to innovate fearlessly and provide an optimal online experience while also fending off threats that cause downtime, increase costs and impact data security. For many of the biggest brands in the world, Akamai provides the solutions to protect their online presence and improve data security.
Akamai's Kona Web Application Firewall provides always-on and highly scalable data security protection. This Akamai solution protects the enterprise against web application attacks that include SQL injections, cross-site scripting, and remote file inclusion, while enabling IT teams to maintain high web performance. Web Application Firewall inspects every HTTP and HTTPS request, identifying and stopping threats to web applications before they reach the data center. The solution works through the implementation of network-layer and application-layer controls, and enables the enterprise to customize the defense perimeter for each online environment it protects. As an embedded process within the Akamai Intelligent Platform™, Kona Web Application Firewall leverages Akamai's cloud intelligence to continually adapt web security rules for known threats in order to address emerging threats.
Akamai Kona web application firewall offers innovative features for data security, including: