Application Protection Research Series

We focus on applications because your adversaries focus on applications.

Applications have become the focal point of the Internet, the workhorses behind organizations of all types. Attackers have figured this out, and they target applications more than anything else (besides people). This research series ties together trends and data from a number of perspectives to give an overall picture of the application security threat landscape.


The Virtue of Visibility

This is the most in-depth version of the 2019 Application Protection Report. It contains research and data from all of the 2019 episodes, updated with 2019 breach trends that paint a clearer picture of where application threats are heading. Cancel some afternoon meetings and take a deep dive with us!

2019 Application Protection Series

The Virtue of Visibility

Now updated with data from US breach trends in 2019 in the 2nd Edition, this is the quick espresso-style rundown on the 2018 threat landscape. This summary boils down the trends in the application threats, as well as our recommendations for managing application risk as it evolves.


2019 Application Protection Report

In this companion podcast, the 2019 F5 Labs Application Protection Report researchers examine how both apps and threats are changing, and what security practitioners can do to stay ahead of these changes.

Previous Episodes

See the Lifecycle of the 4 Major Attack Types:

Click through the animations below to understand how different attacks unfold.

Related Content

Read additional content here from our 2018 Report