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See Why Gartner Named Akamai a Leader

Get the Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls

At Akamai, we believe a web application firewall (WAF) is an essential element in your defense against rapidly emerging web security threats. As businesses increasingly rely on web applications, application-layer attacks pose an ever-greater threat to productivity and security.

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

In its 2017 Magic Quadrant, Gartner named Akamai a WAF leader.

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

We’re happy to share this Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls so you can evaluate how WAFs, like Akamai’s, can provide improved security that is easy to consume and manage, while respecting your data privacy requirements.


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