Web Application Firewall Validation

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Launch web application attacks such as SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS) and file inclusion.


Prevention of vulnerability exploitation in web applications including OWASP application security flaws.


WAF protection and frequent changes to the website such as new forms, libraries and other software modules are protected.

Web Application Firewall (WAF) Vector

Web Applications are a core component in business operations. As these process sensitive data, huge amounts of money and effort are spent protecting these assets. In the past IT security teams just had a few enterprise web apps to defend. Now they need to protect the web back-end of multiple and varied mobile apps, SaaS apps and other cloud-delivered solutions.

Furthermore, the number and diversity of threats continue to increase, from advanced malware to web-specific application-layer attacks, as well as denial and distributed denial of service (DoS, DDoS) attacks and security-induced usability issues. Regarding security, organizations rely on WAF for protecting their web apps. These days, cybercriminals and novice black hats easily find all sorts of automated attack tools and exploit kits online. With such tools, all they need to do is insert a URL address as the target and launch their attack. A successful attack can bring down a website that is used to generate revenue for the organization. Every minute of downtime costs the organization a lot of money, impacts its brand credibility, and translates into a business loss. A notorious example is the infamous Equifax breach that was caused by an application server vulnerability (Apache Struts) affecting over 140 million consumers.

The Web Application Firewall vector will validate the configuration, implementation, and efficacy, to ensure that the Web Application Firewall blocks malicious payloads before they get to your Web Application. The platform simulates an attacker who tries to bypass your organization’s WAF and reaches the web application, after which they attempt to perform malicious actions, such as mining sensitive information. The assessments use real payloads with benign outcomes that do not put the organization’s web applications at risk.

Technical reports provide analysis of the attacks and actionable mitigation guidance that help security teams to shore up their defenses against web application attacks. Standards-based risk scoring enables IT and security teams to identify security gaps, prioritize mitigations and take corrective measures to increase WAF efficacy. Executive reports include trend analysis to identify security drift and industry-peer benchmarking to gain comparative insights.

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