SANTA CLARA and REDWOOD SHORES, CALIFORNIA, USA & LONDON, UK – November 14, 2012 – Acunetix, a market leader in web application security technology, and Imperva, Inc. (NYSE: IMPV) a pioneer and leader of a new category of business security solutions for critical applications and high-value data, today announced that Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scan (WVS) […]
Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) are an excellent last line of defense. Based on what I see in my testing they’re great at blocking both automated scans and granular exploits like Cross-Site Scripting and SQL injection. I recommend WAFs to clients all the time. But…there’s more to the story.
In eval($WAF); whitepaper, L. Nothdurfter, W.Neudorfer and M. Kirchner from the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, explain in detail how they evaluated the capabilities of some leading WAF’s (web application firewalls), and concluded that although a WAF can raise the security level, secure development and operation of web applications should be of top priority. […]