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Protect your business against evolving threats with a cloud-based WAF

According to Gartner, cloud-based WAFs will protect half of all web applications by 2020, far surpassing new stand-alone WAF hardware deployments.

Cloud-based WAF service built to be multitenant and cloud-based from the beginning, could avoid costly maintenance of legacy code in the long term. It also provides a competitive advantage with faster release cycles and rapid implementation of innovative features."
– Gartner 2017

Gartner named Akamai a Leader in their 2017 Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls.

A web application firewall is an essential element in your defense against application-layer attacks, which pose an ever-greater threat to productivity and security.

The Akamai approach to WAF combines:

  • An anomaly detection model
  • A repeatable testing framework to measure effectiveness
  • Threat intelligence to identify the latest threats
  • A cloud platform for global scale
  • Managed security services to help organizations better protect their websites and web applications over time

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