A WAF (web application firewall) is an essential element in your defense against rapidly emerging web security threats. As your company and users increasingly rely on web applications, application-layer attacks pose a greater threat to productivity and security.
Application-layer and injection attacks like SQL injection, malicious file execution, and cross site scripting can penetrate and cripple a website, diminishing performance and exposing your enterprise to data breaches. These attacks target multiple types of functionality within your site, attacking the site itself or forwarding logic to a database where the information stored inside it can be compromised.
A WAF is an application security measure deployed between a web client and a web server that performs a deep inspection of every request and response for all common forms of web traffic. Identifying and isolating or blocking abnormal malicious traffic, a WAF effectively prevents threats from reaching the server.
Kona Web Application Firewall from Akamai offers effective protection against web application attacks. Globally-distributed across the Akamai Intelligent Platform™, Kona WAF can easily scale to defend against massive application attacks. Deployed at the edge of your network rather than in a data center, Kona WAF can identify and mitigate suspicious traffic without affecting performance or availability of the origin server. Security rules for Kona WAF are continuously refined by Akamai’s Threat Intelligence Team to protect against known attacks and respond to emerging threats.
With Kona WAF you can:
Kona WAF provides comprehensive capabilities to protect against application-layer attacks.