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Apr 11 2017   7:56PM GMT

Web application firewall (WAF)

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A Web application firewall (WAF) is a firewall that monitors, filters or blocks data packets as they travel to and from a Web application. Continued…

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“Although WAFs are most helpful for applications where source code is not available, other applications benefit because WAFs can provide protection during the period between the discovery of a vulnerability and the release of updated source code.” – Karen Scarfone

Learning Center
Stop app attacks with a Web application firewall
App attacks are increasing and web application firewalls are a key to halting them. Learn how to determine which WAF is best for your enterprise.

Business-use scenarios for a Web application firewall deployment
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How cloud WAF implementations can improve application security
Cloud WAF provides protection for applications hosted off-site or in the cloud. Learn about how providers filter traffic and transfer logs to enterprises.

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What are the compliance requirements for Web application firewalls?
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A Web application firewall (WAF) is able to detect and _____ new unknown attacks by watching for unfamiliar patterns in the traffic data.
A. avoid
B. prevent
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