A Web Application Firewall can watch network data, but the architecture does not enable them to see how that data is actually used. As a result, they sound an equal alarm for all attack attempts without raising the importance for attacks that could actually work. This wastes human effort on investigating issues that don’t matter, and results in constant manual tuning or auto-tuning where success depends on information they do not have. A more effective security approach is to automatically secure applications, which understand how they use their own data and which threats are relevant to the way that the data is actually used. Check out our modern visual depiction of our Contrast Protect with Web Application Firewall.

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Source: Contrast Security