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What Are Adaptive Applications?

Adaptive applications utilize an architectural approach that facilitates rapid and often fully-automated responses to changing conditions—for example, new cyberattacks, updates to security posture, application performance degradations, or conditions across one or more infrastructure environments.

And unlike the current state of many apps today that are labor-intensive to secure, deploy, and manage, adaptive apps are enabled by the collection and analysis of live application and security telemetry, service management policies, advanced analytic techniques such as machine learning, and automation toolchains.

Realize the Benefits of Adaptive Applications

Adaptive apps mitigate critical business challenges by delivering benefits that align to our customers’ most important priorities. We realize that enabling truly adaptive applications won’t happen overnight. It will be a journey—and it’s one that we’d like to be on with you.

More rapidly detect and neutralize security threats.

Minimize the time to detect and address threats based on a comprehensive understanding of the security posture of your application estate and real-time analysis based on ML techniques against the evolving threat landscape.

Rapidly eliminate the threats themselves via guided remediations or even automatic mitigations powered by advanced analytics and automation toolchains.

Q2 Uses Security Automation to Block 97% of Malicious Traffic

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Improve application performance and resilience.

Execute policy-driven actions that prevent performance degradations and application outages by leveraging rich application telemetry and analyzing the data across time and peer applications.

Reduce the number of critical incidents as well as improve your critical incident response time via rapid and well-informed adjustments to the infrastructure, leveraging robust trouble-shooting tools, insights from application behavior, and effective automation.

Speed deployments of new apps.

Deploy and maintain applications faster and more cheaply by pairing automation with insights and advanced deployment techniques, such as dynamic, behavior-based WAF rules and a/b testing of deployment configurations.

Self-service options empower developers to work faster and deliver more value to customers and employees—without having to rely on other teams for deployment.

Easily unify policies across on-prem, public cloud, and edge environments to reduce costs and complexity.

Unify policy declaration and enforcement by defining and managing application security and delivery policies through a single management console.

Use built-in automation capabilities to enforce those policies across legacy and modern apps, and across environments.

IT Complexity Is the Challenge. Architecture Is the Solution.

Learn how rethinking your architectural approach enables you to simplify operations, consolidate services, and unify your application security and delivery policies.

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IT Complexity Is the Challenge. Architecture Is the Solution.


What Is the IT Complexity Dilemma?

Learn how the build-up of “technical debt” and outdated approaches to IT architecture and culture slow the pace of business, increase costs, and can often result in security issues and networkwide system failures.

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