Application technology is developing at a rate like never before. But as your DevOps team creates more innovative solutions, attackers are developing ways to exploit vulnerabilities in your libraries, frameworks or even the code itself. In 2014, over a billion personal and sensitive records were compromised—that’s around 3 million per day1. So how do you continue to push the boundaries of application innovation while protecting corporate and client data?
By implementing a Web Application Firewall (WAF), you can add a stronger layer of defense between attackers and your data, regardless of whether your applications are deployed on-premises or in the cloud. A WAF monitors HTTP requests and responses at the application layer. By evaluating the traffic in the context of individual user sessions, a WAF can detect and block application-layer attacks that often slip past other defenses.
A WAF also lets you to protect and virtually patch your applications—so fixes can be incorporated into planned sprints rather than forcing emergency coding sessions. Advanced systems, such as BIG-IP Application Security manager (ASM), also protect against screen scraping and layer 7 Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, while promoting Data Loss Prevention (DLP).
We paired F5 with AWS to build a solution that not only met the web team’s agility needs, but also fulfilled our corporate security requirements.
BIG-IP ASM is available as a virtual edition through the AWS Marketplace. It’s the same software available for on-premises deployment, designed to protect your AWS applications. The same settings, configurations, tools, skills and monitoring systems carry across all environments, lowering your operational costs and improving quality.
Pay as you go gives you more flexibility and helps you reduce your overall consumption requirements without sacrificing performance or acceleration.
Annual subscriptions or Bring-Your-Own-License (BYOL) are more predictable and cost-effective options for workloads with steady-state traffic.
Volume Licensing Subscriptions (VLS) provide a cost-efficient way to purchase licenses in 1- or 3-year subscriptions.