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September 2011

Best Web application firewalls 2011

gold winner Barracuda Web Application Firewall Barracuda Networks Barracuda Networks’ Web Application Firewall appliance line takes a big bite out of the competition, earning the gold. Web application firewalls have been riding a wave of popularity among information security and compliance managers for several years, thanks in large part to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Requirement 6.6, which mandates that Web-facing card data systems either be protected by a WAF, or vetted with an onerous manual code review. And nobody likes code reviews. Information Security readers credited Barracuda for its ease of installation, configuration and administration, plus its ability to spot and block known attacks and its frequent detection updates. According to Campbell, Calif.-based Barracuda, its enterprise WAF product stands (or swims) above competitors not only for its attack-mitigation features, but also for its custom response capabilities, its feature-rich application delivery platform, ...

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