Web Application Firewall detected

Description

This server is protected by an IPS (Intrusion Prevention System), IDS (Intrusion Detection System) or an WAF (Web Application Firewall). Acunetix WVS detected this by sending various malicious payloads and detecting changes in the response code, headers and body.

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Impact
You may receive incorrect/incomplete results when scanning a server protected by an IPS/IDS/WAF. Also, if the WAF detects a number of attacks coming from the scanner, the IP address can be blocked after a few attempts.

Recommendation
If possible, it's recommended to scan an internal (development) version of the web application where the WAF is not active.