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Web Application Security


Under this topic, there is information about security of applications and web sites and about technologies that control, monitor, filter and secure web traffic.

Web Application Firewall

Web Application Firewalls are enhanced firewall appliances that operate on data at layer 7 of the OSI reference model and protect Web servers from attacks. They act on browser and HTTP attacks that try to manipulate application behavior for malicious purposes, and look for ...

URL Filtering

URL filtering technology helps organizations to prevent computer users from viewing inappropriate web sites or content, or to prevent access of known malware hosts. The filter checks the origin or content of a Web page against a set of rules provided by company or person ...

Secure Web Gateway

Secure Web Gateway (SWG) technology combines anti-malware, URL filtering, Web content filtering, bandwidth management, application control and caching capabilities in order to SECURE, MONITOR and CONTROL Web 2.0 traffic, whether it is encrypted or not. User Benefits Browsers ...


  • Early Vulnerability Disclosure Thwarts WordPress Hackers

    In late January, WordPress was made aware of a new vulnerability in its code. Taking a proactive stance, the content management system (CMS) vendor immediately shared it with major web application firewall (WAF) vendors—including Imperva—to ensure wide-scale patch availability. Within a week WordPress published a new security release that addressed the vulnerability and other security issues. Soon afterward, web attacks attempting to exploit the vulnerability started flooding the internet. What is interesting about this scenario is that, contrary to ...

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  • Cloud Ubiquity – it’s coming, but not yet!

    Brace yourself, adoption of cloud computing is on its way with 93% of organizations using cloud services today.  Just don’t ask when ubiquity will occur!  One year later, and the question about the number of months until IT budgets are 80% in the cloud is down from 16 months to ‘only’ 15.  Technically speaking, ubiquity should happen somewhere around April 2018.  However, migrating to the cloud is not as simple as it seems. The intention to move to the cloud is definitely there-trust in the cloud has risen, with those trusting ...

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  • Millennials in the Machine

    The Growing Cultural Impact of Millennials in the Federal Workforce  How can federal agencies allow millennial workers access to their devices and social media, but also ensure that they have the security in place so that millennials can’t abuse these services? Today, many federal agencies are simply not prepared for the ongoing influx of millennials into their workforce. Existing processes, procedures, and organizational structures limit the abilities of many federal agencies to collaborate and meet these emerging cyber and insider threats. Stove ...

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  • An Introduction to Designing a Reliable and Responsive E-commerce Website

    Worried about the reliability and responsiveness of your e-commerce website? Being an online business and running a successful e-commerce website can be daunting, especially when users expect top speeds even when website traffic is heavy. When users shop they actively search for items on sites and demand quick results. The performance, reliability and responsiveness of your e-commerce website cannot be downplayed at any cost. To enhance these aspects of your website, you need to consider two key areas. These are your web development platform and a database ...

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  • Techniques for Dealing with Ransomware, Business Email Compromise and Spearphishing

    A New Epidemic of Ransomware, Business Email Compromise (BEC) and Spearphishing is Here See why new, sophisticated ransomware, BEC and spearphishing attacks are outpacing many organizations’ cybersecurity solutions and what you can do about it. Most organizations have been the victim of advanced ransomware, BEC and spearphishing attacks during the last 12 months. Worse still, 25% of them aren’t even aware of it. Ransomware alone is exploding - its impact has grown from “just” $24 million in 2015 to approximately $1 billion in ...

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