Driving Superior Customer Experience and Outpacing Competitors: Modern WAFs


Amid prolonged remote working and the pandemic‑driven surge in the use of digital services and e‑commerce solutions, organizations are facing a bigger threat from malicious website visitors than ever before. Increasingly, hackers are injecting malicious code instead of just using a compromised email address to create an account, enabling them to bypass web application layers and instantly access SQL databases.

The threat to businesses is enormous – no organization can risk losing customer trust and data in a crowded, competitive marketplace. But there is a solution: the web application firewall (WAF). WAFs safeguard company data by protecting servers from hackers. All incoming requests are inspected, bad traffic is filtered, and attacks are prevented. An integral component of application protection, WAFs are also a requirement for complying with PCI‑DSS and protecting against the OWASP Top 10.

However, not all WAFs are created equal. In 2021, it’s crucial to have a modern and lightweight WAF that maps well to business requirements, drives superior customer experience, and ultimately helps organizations to outpace their competitors. In Part 2 of our Fuel Business Growth and Innovation with New Application Delivery Strategies webinar series, our experts explore just what the modern WAF can do.

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In this webinar, we’ll cover:

How modern WAFs address some of the most difficult challenges facing modern DevOps environments, including integrating security controls directly into the development automation pipeline

Best practices for applying and managing security for modern and distributed application environments such as containers and microservices

Why best-in-class WAF strategies support container‑based environments and complement components like API gateways


Helen Beal

Helen Beal
Chief Ambassador, The DevOps Institute

Wendy Ng

Wendy Ng
Cloud Security Architect Lead, OneWeb