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Why Web Application Firewalls Matter.pdf

by mikeiem on ‎09-24-2014 04:30 PM - edited on ‎06-01-2015 09:05 AM by PaulWallace (665 Views)

Web application firewalls (WAF), like Riverbed SteelApp Web Firewall, have a specific purpose: to protect services from attacks that attempt to exploit vulnerabilities in web applications. While general purpose firewalls (both traditional and next-generation) may also provide a degree of such protection, they’re typically intended for protecting enterprise networks. WAFs include additional protection capabilities that traditional enterprise firewalls lack, and concentrate these capabilities at the application layer.


By Steve Riley