Web application firewalls: Best option for security?

Application Firewall Security

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  • proxy firewall

    A proxy firewall is a network security system that protects network resources by filtering messages at the application layer. A proxy firewall may also be called an application firewall or gateway firewall.   

  • next-generation firewall (NGFW)

    A next-generation firewall (NGFW) is a hardware- or software-based network security system that is able to detect and block sophisticated attacks by enforcing security policies at the application level, as well as at the port and protocol level. 

  • virtual patching

    Virtual patching is the quick development and short-term implementation of a security policy meant to prevent an exploit from occurring as a result of a newly discovered vulnerability. A virtual patch is sometimes called a Web application firewall (W... 

  • cable modem

    A cable modem is a device that enables you to hook up your PC to a local cable TV line and receive data at about 1.5 Mbps. 

About Application Firewall Security

Learn how to choose an application firewall that meets your organization's needs, where to place it to maximize effectiveness, tackle common configuration and vulnerability issues, and control the amount of traffic between secured and unsecured environments.