Cybersecurity best practices and DDoS defence strategies
In recent years, web application attacks have become increasingly common, as cybercriminals have been targeting web applications to exploit vulnerabilities in their security features. These attacks can have severe consequences, including data loss, unauthorized access, and other security breaches that can harm an organization's reputation and bottom line. As such, it has become essential for organizations to safeguard their web applications against these threats.
One technology that can help protect web applications against attacks is a Web Application Firewall (WAF). A WAF is a security technology that monitors and controls incoming and outgoing traffic to and from a web application, detecting and blocking attacks before they reach the web application. This is achieved through the use of rules and policies that analyze traffic patterns and block any traffic that appears to be malicious.
Let’s take a look at the 7 most common web application attacks and how a WAF can prevent them:
While a Web Application Firewall (WAF) is a valuable tool for protecting web applications against attacks, it is essential to recognize that it is not a foolproof solution, and that even the most advanced WAF can be circumvented by sophisticated attackers. To minimize the risks of web application attacks, organizations must adopt a multi-layered approach to web application security, incorporating the best practices outlined in the OWASP Top 10 framework. By following the OWASP Top 10 recommendations, organizations can significantly reduce their vulnerability to common web application attacks.
Nexusguard’s Web Application Firewall
Nexusguard’s cloud-based web application firewall (WAF) is an integral component of its Application Protection (AP) service, which can also be tailored to the evolving security requirements of organizations. By scrutinizing inbound requests to websites and applications and adopting the best practices outlined in the OWASP Top 10 framework, Nexusguard WAF offers an additional layer of security that effectively safeguards websites and applications.
To learn more about how to increase the security of your web applications, please read about our Application Protection.
Nexusguard's cloud-based WAF is a key part of its Application Protection service, offering an extra layer of security to safeguard your website and applications.