Web Application Firewalls (WAF)
A web application firewall (WAF) provides protects a user’s web applications from security risks such as distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, zero-day threats, and automated and brute force attacks. It may also include the ability to scan web applications for vulnerabilities and then automatically fix them. WAF as a Service simplifies setup, management, and reporting.
Why it Matters to Your Customers
Businesses of all types and sizes use web applications, but often don’t have the appropriate solutions in place to keep them secure. For some businesses, especially small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), web application security solutions are too complicated for them to implement on their own — and they’re too expensive.
Web Application Firewall as a Service gives businesses the security of a traditional solution at a lower cost and without requiring in-house resources to manage it. A managed services provider (MSP) sets up the firewall, monitors the business’ applications, intervenes when necessary to keep them safe, and provides the business with reports. The cost of Web Application Firewall as a Service is more manageable then traditional solutions; the user pays a monthly fee rather than investing in a firewall and in-house resources to support it.
Why Web Application Firewalls are an Opportunity
In the past, you may have been able to convince customers and prospects that their web applications are vulnerable to attack, but couldn’t overcome their objections to the cost of solutions. Web Application Firewall as a Service changes that. The monthly fee is manageable, even for SMBs, and far less than the cost of dealing with the repairs and downtime following an attack. You can also bundle Web Application Firewall as a Service with other Security as a Service offerings to strengthen your clients’ level of security — and increase margin for your MSP business.