Why Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) Are Not Enough

As many organizations migrate to the cloud, they are considering WAF replacements. Even though potentially up to 80% of organizations may be using Web application firewalls as part of their defensive line-up for protecting applications, recent attacks show they aren’t providing the protection firms expected. And the effort to use WAF protective features places demands on the budget and on staff by requiring highly skilled personnel and constant diligence.

But with web applications, vulnerabilities, patches and targeted attacks getting more complex by the day, slacking on security is not an option. Is WAF replacement a better idea?

This paper discusses these challenges along with effective defensive strategies to reduce risks and increase web application security.