On today’s Heavy Networking our topic is Web application firewalls (WAFs). Which, in the traditional sense, are neither web applications nor firewalls.
So what are these strange creatures? If my company doesn’t have one, should I go to the pet store and get one? Will they bite me if I’m not careful? What does a web application firewall eat?
- How a WAF differs from typical firewalls
- The security problems WAFs try to solve (protecting vulnerable Web apps)
- How WAFs are deployed
- The architecture of a typical WAF
- Operational challenges
- How attackers bypass WAFs
- The role of WAFs in cloud applications
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Web Application Firewalls and IPv6, Scott Hogg – Network World
WAF Criteria – ICSA Labs (PDF)