Unified Application Security: A Holistic Approach to Protecting Web Applications
Source: F5 Networks
Making business-critical applications available on the web is part of business evolution and has become a must for many enterprises. The trend of providing remote access to corporate networks is here to stay and is poised to become even more widespread. While doing so will expose the enterprise servers, having the right web application security solution in place can plug the gaps and secure the enterprise. Conventional firewalls and intrusion-detection and prevention systems that rely on static attack signatures and operate at the network layers are helpless against these attacks that target vulnerabilities in web applications, making these threats difficult and costly to prevent. Having this additional layer of security is also useful for internal applications as it controls access and protects against internal threats.