WHITEPAPER: Application Security Evolved

How to Use Attacker-Centric Security to Fix the WAF

Application security is in the midst of a transformation. From the shift to primarily web-facing applications to the continuous development and probing by human and automated threats, security teams are desperately looking for a way to keep pace. Web application firewalls (WAFs) have been the go-to solution but have long been difficult to manage with constant tuning and a high alert volume of alerts and false positives. While next-generation WAFs have begun a much-needed shift from the old rules and signatures approach, there is much work to be done in order to effectively detect and thwart advanced threats in a timely manner.

This vast evolution across application development and delivery, threat landscapes, and application security models is creating tremendous pressure and uncertainty for security teams. This whitepaper, Web Application Security Evolved, is a security team’s guide to the current state of web application security. Download the whitepaper to learn:

  • The characteristics of the new threat and application landscape that are impacting your organization
  • How tighter integration between DevOps and Security teams has paved the way for safer applications
  • The evolution of WAFs - from first gen to next gen to threat gen
  • The critical role of attacker-centric security in automating, enhancing, and scaling your web application security