Web Application Protector

Web application firewall security and DDoS protection for enterprises, simply

Web Application Protector is designed to easily safeguard web assets from web application and DDoS attacks, while improving performance. Built on the globally distributed Akamai Intelligent Platform™, Web Application Protector offers quick installation and self-deploying rules for high performance, scalability, global security intelligence, and operational simplicity.

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Powerfully Simple Web Application Firewall & DDoS Protection

Most enterprises want both protection and performance, but they lack their own cybersecurity resources. Web Application Protector does not require hardware, it is easy to turn on, and it can work without customization. In short, it’s perfect for enterprises.

The fact is, if you’re not in the cybersecurity business and lack visibility into new attacks and vulnerabilities, it’s better to play to your strengths, and seek out a vendor to manage your WAF. More importantly, don’t forgo web application security just because you don’t know how to implement it.

Because Akamai is used by 6,000 of the largest online companies, we have visibility into huge quantities of legitimate and malicious traffic across the world and within industries. We stop attack traffic in the cloud, often one hop away from the attacker, and long before it reaches your datacenter or cloud infrastructure.

Akamai’s Web Application Protector is a self-managing WAF that is easy to setup and maintain, even without IT expertise

Additional Resources

  • Checklist: 8 Best DDoS Mitigation Practices
    Having a DDoS mitigation plan in place can make the difference between organization-wide chaos and an orderly and timely DDoS response. This brief outlines eight steps you can take to prepare for a DDoS attack.

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  • Infographic: Does My Enterprise Need Web Application Security?
    Find out what are the risks and damages from DDoS and web application attacks, how DDoS attacks have changed, and what motivates web application attackers.

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  • Cloud Security Buyers Guide
    In this buyer’s guide, we discuss how you can augment your data-center infrastructure with web application security in the cloud, for a more robust defense. We present Akamai’s approach to web application security protect, as well as those of other vendors. We look at some common but sometimes misleading metrics, so you are an informed buyer.

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  • How the Mirai Botnet is Fueling Today’s Largest DDoS Attacks
    Denial of service outages from Internet of Things (IoT) DDoS attacks were widely reported during fall 2016. Akamai expects more and larger attacks from Mirai botnets in 2017 with attacks spread across multiple industry verticals.

    Read the White Paper
  • Akamai Solutions Brief for Web Performance & Security
    Whether you sell to online customers, manage partners in an increasingly global supply chain, or connect with contributing employees from around the world, your business is more and more dependent on the web to be fast and secure to succeed. Akamai can help you navigate challenges and deliver the best web experience to your customers.

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  • State of the Internet / Security Reports
    Discover Akamai’s quarterly security report and related materials, including executive summaries, infographics, webinars, videos, and more.

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  • Cybersecurity Threat Advisories
    Understand the sources and attributes of emerging cybersecurity threats, as well as best practices to prevent, identify, and mitigate DDoS attacks and vulnerabilities to protect your enterprise.

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