Why it’s time to adopt a risk-based approach to appsec

PUBLISHED ON August 3, 2020
LAST UPDATED August 2, 2021

Most anyone who works in application security can tell you that the traditional WAF model has not aged gracefully over the past few years. Facing new challenges from bots, API-based threats, DDoS attacks, and sophisticated evasive attackers, the old guard of WAFs have bolted on module after module in an attempt to keep pace. This has, unsurprisingly, resulted in more complexity, the need for more AppSec talent, and the inability to protect an over-growing application attack surface.

When simply piling on more of the same doesn’t fix the problem, a truly fresh approach is needed. ESG recently analyzed ThreatX’s integrated, risk-based approach and shares how our WAAP++ platform can transform application security. Read ESG’s Showcase Paper: Adopting a Risk-centric Approach to WAAP, then schedule some time with us.

Let’s get to the heart of the problem, sort through the jargon and chart a solid path forward for your organization’s AppSec approach. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to read the paper, and let us know if you’d like to learn more about how WAAP++ can help your team and your business.

About the Author

Gene Fay

Gene has extensive experience building high-impact teams at early-stage startups in storage, virtualization, and cybersecurity. He has specific expertise in go-to-market strategies, marketing, customer success, and channel development. Gene holds an MBA from Northeastern University, where he guest lectures on topics such as product management, marketing, and sales.