In the world of digital modernization, having a web application firewall (WAF) isn’t an option – it’s a necessity. But in the endless sea of security solutions, how do you choose the right one? How do you ensure that you’re not merely checking a box, but genuinely fortifying your digital fortress?
While many providers claim to offer the best protection, the iconic acronym WAF often becomes another ‘checkbox’ to tick off in the growing list of cybersecurity needs. But, some WAF offerings are not the robust cure-all that they claim to be.
However, the market is not all gloom. An outlier exists that goes beyond just this checkbox mentality: [Imperva Cloud WAF](). Known for its robust, full-spectrum protection, Imperva Cloud WAF is more than just a WAF offering—it’s an apart of Imperva’s Application Security platform that secures from edge to application with defense and depth.
The distinction is crucial.
## Protects Your Business from Automated Attacks With Imperva Cloud WAF
The comprehensive protection offered by the Imperva Application Security platform goes beyond traditional security measures. It layers [Advanced Bot Protection](), [API security](), [DDoS protection](), client-side protection, attack analytics, and runtime protection, bundling it into one powerhouse package.
Imperva understands that the cyber landscape is continually evolving. Attackers are innovating and discovering new exploits, making out-of-the-box protection an essential component for total coverage. This is where the Imperva Cloud WAF truly shines. In fact, Imperva was named a security efficacy and operational efficiency leader in the [2022 Cloud WAF CyberRisk report]() based on testing conducted by SecureIQLab. As part of the testing, more than 9,000 attacks were tested against Imperva Cloud WAF and 13 other security solutions.
## How Imperva Detects and Blocks Sophisticated Bad Actors
While most WAF solutions focus on a narrow set of predefined rules, Imperva applies advanced security models and machine learning to identify the bad actors trying to cloak themselves in sheep’s clothing. By drawing on vast global [threat intelligence](), the system can spot suspicious activity and block it in real time.
In addition, unlike most of the traditional solutions, Imperva doesn’t leave you overwhelmed with tons of logs and false positives. Thanks to its powerful [Attack Analytics]() feature, you get pinpoint visibility into attacks, not just an endless stream of alerts. This feature consolidates and analyzes multiple security alerts to refine them into a manageable number of actionable insights, which maximizes the efficiency of your incident response process.
## Secure Applications and APIs with the highest ROI
Getting all these features from a single vendor isn’t just convenient—it’s financially savvy. It saves you the trouble of having to manage multiple vendor licenses, negotiate contracts, and deal with different support channels. With Imperva Application Security, you have one solution, one vendor, and one central point of control.
In light of this, it’s clear that when considering a web application firewall, you shouldn’t be content with merely ‘checking the box.’ True application security is about comprehensive, intelligent protection that adapts to emerging threats, reduces your workload, and seamlessly fits into your existing infrastructure.
With Imperva Cloud WAF and the Application Security platform (Advance Bot Protection, API Security, DDoS, CSP, ATO), you get more than a security product. You get a trusted, dependable partner dedicated to protecting your critical assets, preserving your reputation, and driving your business forward in an increasingly challenging digital environment.
[Start a free, 30-day trial]() of the Imperva Application Security platform now. Get started easily with self-service payment so you can start to protect your applications and website quickly.
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