The daily discovery of new web vulnerabilities and attacks confirms that web applications are not secure. Even with expensive audits and time-consuming fixes, an organization’s security team may not be aware of all the vulnerabilities and risks within the applications. Vulnerabilities in the web infrastructure can appear when new features are introduced to applications. Even if applications written by the Information Systems team are almost perfect, one must still consider the security issues which can occur when running third-party applications.
And since building security into application code requires constant revisions, breaches can creep in when security fixes are implemented by programmers. In addition, Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) – a standard developed by the major credit card companies as a guideline to help organizations that process card payments prevent credit card fraud, hacking and various other security issues. Web Application Firewall is now a mandatory compliance for PCI DSS 3.0 requirements 6.5 and 6.6.
When we look at the security trends related to web applications attacks in the past couple of years we can see some tactics becoming more popular:
Denial of Service trends are changing too. While volumetric DDoS attacks are increasing in numbers the rise in application level DDoS and DoS attacks are also becoming more prevalent, directly impacting server availability.
Layer 7 attacks are becoming more popular and mobile vulnerabilities are changing traditional attack source potentials. Application based DDoS is on the increase accounting for a quarter of all attacks. As an example SLOWLORIS is as the name suggest a slow and benign mechanism to perform an application DDoS - deliberately avoiding high bandwidth usage to keep low (…and slow) attack offense mechanism - attacking server resources rather than bandwidth. These attack vectors are continuously evolving to evade detection of the attack and protect the identity of the attacker.
DTS can offer your organization a complete Web Application Firewall solution that drives international standard compliance at the same time meeting your internal security policy requirments for critical web and presentation services. DTS is also in a unique position to provide a fully integrated WAF solution along with content inspection, Anti-Virus and data leak prevention services that allows HTTPs traffic to be scanned for malicious content or unapproved content leak; which WAF itself cannot provide.
Web Application Firewall counteracts modern day web vulnerabilities and features include;
Contact DTS sales to know more about Web Application Security Solutions and it can help your business protect mission and business critical web application services.