As more organizations move applications to the Web, they must defend an increasingly tangled environment full of security holes. A relatively new breed of security watchdog, Web application firewalls use deep-packet inspection to reveal the inner workings of Web applications, block attacks and harden your network.
You´re not paranoid: The Internet is evolving so fast that no Web application stays static for long. Web 2.0, AJAX, RSS, blog software, CSS layouts, Google sitemaps, XHTML compliance…there´s always a new technology to implement, a new feature to add, a new attack vector to be exploited. And as enterprises move applications from the desktop to the Web, IT is forced to defend an increasingly tangled environment, woven from a mix of internally and externally developed apps with frequently changing code that almost always contains security holes.Read Full Story