Application Layer Security

Application layer security refers to methods of protecting Web applications at the application layer (layer 7 of the seven-layer OSI model) from malicious attacks that may expose private information. Security is applied to the application layer specifically to protect against unauthorized access and attacks.

The F5 BIG-IP® Application Security Manager provides proactive application-layer protection by understanding and analyzing a user's interaction with the application firewall. Application Security Manager is automatically configured to allow only authorized application transactions, protecting networks and critical data from application attacks including hacking, cross-site scripting, and parameter tampering. Capabilities such as packet inspection and behavior analysis protect against malicious application activity, requests for restricted object and file types, known worms, and other vulnerabilities.

F5 products that support Application Layer Security:

  • BIG-IP Application Security Manager

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