What is Prophaze WAF?
Prophaze WAF is a managed Web Application Firewall-as-a-Service used by organizations, businesses, and SaaS providers along with their DevOps and security teams to protect their web-facing assets from all types of cyber threats. This enterprise-grade WAF service is an economical substitute for traditional or legacy-based WAFs which costs of ownership, deployment, maintenance, monitoring, and tuning are high. Prophaze WAF can be deployed on all types of environments, including public cloud, private cloud, and on-premise. It is also a native WAF for Kubernetes that secures microservices across Kubernetes clusters from malicious or illegitimate traffic and requests.
Prophaze WAF applies automation and artificial intelligence so you can comprehensively guard all your web applications, APIs, services, endpoints, and other web assets against known and unknown threats. These include malware, bot, fileless malware, DDoS, and zero-day attacks, OWASP threats, and server and application vulnerabilities. Prophaze WAF also allows you to create, enforce, and update application-specific security policies without overwhelming your teams with heavy workloads.
Moreover, it regularly delivers the latest threat intelligence to your existing stack of security technologies, including SIEM and SOAR systems and endpoint protection solutions. The WAF-as-a-Service also permits you to effortlessly monitor the availability of your servers and reroute DNS traffic to alternative IP addresses when networks or systems are having technical issues.
Overview of Prophaze WAF Features
· Holistic Threat Protection
· Bot Traffic Blocking
· Anti-DDoS Protection
· API Security Management
· Algorithmic Attacks
· Server & Application Vulnerabilities
· AI-Based Firewall
· Threat Investigation
· Automated Security Policies
· Virtual Patching
· Flexible Deployment
· Kubernetes-Native WAF
· Security Technology Stack Integration
· Real-Time Security Alerts
· Threat Intelligence
· Server Health Monitoring
Overview of Prophaze WAF Benefits
Holistic Protection from Threats
Through automation and artificial intelligence, Prophaze WAF makes it possible for you to implement a holistic cybersecurity strategy designed to protect all your web assets, including applications, services, APIs, and endpoints, from all types of threats no matter which environments they are running. Prophaze WAF uses an AI-based firewall that can detect and block illegitimate traffic, algorithmic attacks, and exploited vulnerabilities in real-time before they reach your applications, APIs, and Kubernetes microservices.
The WAF service gives you the capability to protect your web assets from various types of threats, vulnerabilities, and attack vectors. For instance, it can detect, analyse, and block DDoS traffic coming from malicious networks of bots. Prophaze WAF also doesn’t permit traffic and requests sent by brute force, scraping, exploit, and API abuse bots to pass through your public cloud, private cloud, or on-premise networks.
Prophaze WAF provides API security features that prevent cybercriminals, hackers, and fraudsters from exploiting vulnerabilities in APIs. You’ll be able to build a security model that defines the kind of traffic allowed to access your APIs, control the amount of incoming and outgoing traffic handled by APIs, and check your APIs if they validate input data properly, have the right configurations, and are not vulnerable to logic manipulation.
Alternative to Conventional Web Application Firewall’s
Prophaze WAF is an alternative to traditional or legacy-based web application firewalls. Compared to conventional WAFs, Prophaze WAF can be implemented, managed, and maintained with lesser cost and effort. In fact, it is equipped with intuitive and automated features that relieve you and your DevOps and security teams of the burden of handling your WAF and the security posture of the organization.
It has a dashboard that permits you to perform threat management tasks in one place. You can track security events and incidents, analyse and investigate threats, and update security policies from the dashboard. You’ll be able to handle threats and drill down into their specific details in real-time.
Prophaze WAF automates security policy management as well. Using artificial intelligence, it analyses threats and performs contextualized profiling of application behaviour and logic, web objects, form fields, payload contents, and the static attributes of files, processes, and past threat scores. Then, it automatically creates application-specific security policies which include whitelisting, blacklisting, blocking, virtual patching, and response filtering. Because automated security policies are already provided, the only task left for you and your teams is to create custom rules to apply the policies for specific user and application behaviours and activities.
Security Technology Integrations
One of the essential features offered by Prophaze WAF is that you can integrate the service with your existing stack of security management technologies. You can connect your SIEM, security monitoring, and communications software products to Prophaze WAF, like Splunk, Datadog, Microsoft Teams, and Slack. This integration enables you and your teams to receive notifications about security events, incidents, and threats across environments directly from those software products. As a result, you can extend and enhance the capabilities of your tools to gain greater security and compliance without changing or replacing your current work processes.
Moreover, Prophaze WAF can send security updates and threat intelligence to your existing security technology stack. As a managed WAF-as-a-Service, Prophaze WAF gathers information and updates from various security experts and researchers around the world every day and shares them with users through their SIEM and SOAR systems and other security management tools. For instance, when cyber threats and malicious attacks on applications and microservices are discovered and blocked or new IPs used for launching attacks are blacklisted, you’ll be able to immediately know that and get all the important details you need.