Regardless of where you are, web applications are the new norm in the corporate world. However, this convenience can come with risks. Web application firewalls should be implemented to protect against attacks. How does the world of web apps change the risk landscape? The use of web-based applications in today’s modern technology has eliminated the need for corporations to maintain their own servers and hardware to run these applications.
The use of external web apps further cuts down on hardware costs for businesses. With modern browsers, all-in-one hardware to support the apps, and public cloud storage solutions, companies no longer need to maintain their own servers or hardware.
It’s easier to save money on hardware, reduce the risk of losing data, and less power consumption.
All of these factors contribute to a lower security threat to organizations. Web apps as a whole, as well as the public cloud storage used for them, have fewer security risks because they are less expensive and simple to maintain.
Why You Need Web Application Firewall Today
The Web has a much greater reach than it did a decade ago.
A decade ago, The Web had a minuscule reach that spanned the minuscule distance from the minuscule age of minuscule screens. Now, with minuscule screens everywhere, The Web is everywhere. The Web now covers 97% of all households in the United States. The changes are not only in the physical but also in the virtual sense. Recent studies show that an average person can be connected to over 400 social media channels. Technology has changed the way we communicate with one another and share information.
Security vulnerabilities in Web applications are plentiful and exploitable.
“If your Web application isn’t coded well, your data is up for grabs.” They occur when the application exposes functionality that can be leveraged to obtain unauthorized access or disrupt business operations. A company’s security is determined by its weakest link. If an attacker can find a vulnerability on your website, they will compromise it.
Web Application Firewalls help mitigate the risks of successful attacks.
Web Application Firewalls help mitigate the risks of successful attacks by checking all inbound and outbound traffic against a ruleset designed to filter known attacks.
The goal of a web application firewall is to spot malicious behavior, determine if there are any vulnerabilities, and then take the appropriate action. This thin piece of web-encompassing hardware makes dealing with black hat hackers a more manageable process.
Protect web applications from exploitation
Protect web applications from exploitation Software vulnerabilities are often the result of mistakes that programmers make. For example, software designers may fail to check input data for malicious content before using it in an application. As a result, hackers can exploit these weaknesses and exploit the underlying system to gain access to personal information.
Many organizations still do not use an endpoint protection solution
Many organizations refuse to use endpoint protection solutions because they are too expensive. With over 5 billion malware signatures in its database, the Cisco® AMP for Endpoints solution proactively monitors devices to detect and stop malware in real-time. The Cisco AMP for Endpoints solution is easy to deploy, uses minimal system resources, and doesn’t require any software installation or configuration.
Enables persistent control overall web traffic
Hyperlocal censorship is the only kind of control of the web we need. A firewall is a software, hardware, or a combination of both, that enforces an access policy between networks by inspecting the packets flowing in and out of the network.