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WAF and DDoS protection, simplified
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 Edge Platform™, Web Application Protector offers quick installation and self-deploying rules for high performance, scalability, global security intelligence, and operational simplicity.
Powerful and Simple Web Application Firewall & DDoS Protection
Many organizations want both protection and performance, but they lack cybersecurity resources. Web Application Protector does not require hardware, is easy to turn on, and protects applications out of the box. In short, it’s perfect for organizations that know they need a WAF but do not want to manage one.
Don’t forgo web application security just because you don’t know how to implement it.
Because Akamai is used by over 6,000 of the largest online companies, we have visibility into huge volume of legitimate and malicious traffic across the world and across many industries. We stop attack traffic in the cloud, often one hop away from the attacker, and long before it reaches your data center or cloud infrastructure.
Akamai’s Web Application Protector is a self-managing WAF that is easy to set up and maintain, even without IT expertise. Let us do the heavy lifting for you.
Forrester Wave Web Application Firewalls, Q2 2018
Akamai Identified as a Web Application Firewall Leader by Independent Research Firm1DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT
Gartner MQ WAF 2018
Akamai Identified as a Leader In 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls for Second Consecutive Year2DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT
Forrester Wave DDoS Mitigation Solutions Q4, 2017
Akamai Identified as a DDoS Mitigation Leader by Independent Research Firm1READ MORE
Configure Web Application Protector’s security protections in just a few clicks to get your applications protected faster.
Easy to Manage
To protect your applications with less effort, Akamai continuously and transparently updates the included security protections with no human intervention required.
Operate your business more securely online
Protect your applications from DDoS and web application attacks to reduce the risk of downtime and data theft, and operate more securely online.
Protect revenue, customer loyalty, and brand equity
Attack surfaces keep shifting and attacks keep getting bigger. Leverage Akamai edge security to become a business enabler, reduce the attack surface, and harness the power of the cloud by automatically mitigating attacks where they are generated.
Maintain end-user experience even under attack
The Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform™ extends from your on-premises and cloud-based infrastructure to your users, enabling you to maximize agility while increasing performance and reducing risk associated with application attacks.
Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform™
Built on the world’s largest intelligent edge platform, Web Application Protector extends your security infrastructure to the cloud and stops attacks long before they can reach your applications.
Web Application Protector defends your applications from the largest DDoS attacks, automatically dropping network-layer attacks at the edge and responding to application-layer attacks within seconds — minimizing any potential downtime.
Web Application Firewall
Web Application Protector includes a highly scalable web application firewall that protects you from SQL injection, XSS, RFI, and other types of application-layer threats with an automated rule set tailored for low false positives.
With visibility into the latest attacks against the largest and most frequently attacked organizations online, Akamai continuously and transparently updates Web Application Protector’s security rule set to save you time and effort.
Use Web Application Protector’s custom rule builder to virtually patch your applications and quickly secure any newly discovered vulnerabilities, or simply customize protections for your website traffic.
Benefit from performance capabilities built into the Akamai CDN, such as caching, advanced offload capabilities, and TCP optimization, to improve website performance for users even through the largest attacks.
Web Application Protector provides always-on protection against the largest DDoS attacks. It responds to network and application-layer attacks within seconds and is built on the intelligent edge platform that delivers more than 61 Tbps of traffic. It has the capacity to absorb the largest attacks.
Web Application Protection
The web application firewall includes a rich collection of firewall rules that are managed and updated by Akamai. Rule accuracy is driven by Akamai’s unique visibility into 15 to 30% of the world’s web traffic and across various industries.
Web Application Protector provides broad API protection from malicious calls and DDoS attacks. Protection groups inspect the API request body in JSON and XML format — by default.
Web Application Protector Product Brief
Web application and DDoS protection that is fast to deploy and easy to manageDownload Now
Does My Enterprise Need Web Application Security?
Learn about the risks and damages from DDoS and web application attacks, how DDoS attacks have changed, and what motivates web application attackers.View the Infographic
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 protection, as well as the approaches of other vendors. We also look at some common but sometimes misleading metrics, to make you a more informed buyer.View the Brochure
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.View the Brochure
State of the Internet / Security Reports
Discover Akamai’s quarterly security report and related materials, including executive summaries, infographics, webinars, videos, and more.Learn More
API Security Trends 2018
Denial of service, web application-layer attacks, credential abuse, and IoT — these are the attack trends and vectors that make headlines in 2018. Ryan Barnett of Akamai offers insight into how to prepare your defenses.Learn More
Trends in the cost of denial-of-service and web application attacks
Ponemon Institute has released a report revealing that the costs organizations face from web application attacks and denial-of-service (DoS) attacks can easily add up to millions of dollars, based on surveys of more than 600 IT professionals.Learn More
Webinar: Does My Company Need Web Application Firewalls
In this on-demand webinar, you'll learn why you need a Web Application Firewall along with the top considerations for selecting a WAF solution.Watch the Video
Website & API Security: DDoS & Web Application Threats & Protection
Your customers need your website, application, or API, so you need security. Get answers about the attacks you will face as well as how DDoS and web attackers choose their targets.Watch the Video
Smartest Protection Against DDoS Attacks
DDoS attacks can bring down your business and threaten your customer relationships. With this video, discover more about the smartest way to protect your revenue and your reputation with a world-class cloud security strategy.Watch the Video
ZALORA CTO on solving security issues in the Asian market
ZALORA is the fastest-growing online fashion retailer in Asia. From battling against bots scraping their prices, to shaving seconds off of page speed for mobile users in Indonesia and the Philippines, Karthik Subramanian, CTO & Co-founder, talks about his journey of finding solutions that fix their security and performance challenges.Watch the Video
1The Forrester Wave™ is copyrighted by Forrester Research, Inc. Forrester and Forrester Wave are trademarks of Forrester Research, Inc. The Forrester Wave is a graphical representation of Forrester’s call on a market and is plotted using a detailed spreadsheet with exposed scores, weightings, and comments. Forrester does not endorse any vendor, product, or service depicted in the Forrester Wave. Information is based on best available resources. Opinions reflect judgement at the time and are subject to change.
2Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls, Jeremy D'Hoinne | Adam Hils | Ayal Tirosh | Claudio Neiva, 29 August 2018.
This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from Akamai.
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.