High quality firewalls act as strong defence, to protect your website from any malicious external threats. Here at Supersonic servers we offer you the option to add on Website Application Firewall to protect your online business.
A Website Application Firewall (WAF) is an advanced firewall, which blocks unsecured traffic to your website. WAF monitors the traffic to your website, blocking anything deemed dangerous or application which threaten to attack to your website. It can block threats such as SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), file inclusion, and security misconfigurations.
Why is WAF better than a traditional firewall?
In this day and age, hackers are ever more sophisticated in their use of web threats. WAF is a stronger defence than traditional firewall, protecting against increasingly complex attacks. These targeted attacks are disguised as genuine requests made to forms on your site - to a traditional firewall or Intrusion Detection System/Intrusion Prevention System they will appear authentic and so allow them to proceed; making them either unable to guard against these attacks or unable to offer comprehensive protection.
Once these requests get through to your application, the hacker can send a special request through your website form that will in turn release sensitive data stored on your database. By adding WAF to your hosting solution you can ensure that your business, and you and your clients sensitive data, is fully secure against attacks.
Threats WAF protect against
WAF systems have specific knowledge of HTTP and web application vulnerabilities and filters or blocks these attacks without ever exposing the web servers or applications. WAF’s can protect against a multitude of vulnerabilities including:
· Cross-site scripting (XSS)
· Malicious file execution
· SQL injection
· Insecure direct object reference
· Cross-site request forgery (CSRF)
· Application denial of service
· Broken authentication
· Session management
· Insecure cryptographic storage
· Improper error handling
· OS command injections
· Information leakage
· Insecure communications
· Failure to restrict URL access
Protecting your business
WAFs are especially useful to businesses that provide products or services over the Internet such e-commerce shopping, online banking and other online interactions with customers or business partners.
Here at Supersonic Servers we offer the Extra Security Add-on, which includes providing your website with WAF, allowing you to protect your online business today.
Friday, April 26, 2019