Brocade Virtual Web Application Firewall

par Brocade Communications Systems

Brocade Virtual Web Application Firewall (Brocade vWAF) provides a strong, scalable security perimeter around off-the-shelf solutions, complex custom applications and third-party frameworks to guard against common vulnerabilities.

Brocade vWAF analyzes each request against the ruleset assigned to the application, and determines what action to take; permit it to pass to the application or reject it. It monitors outgoing responses as they are returned to the client. Sensitive information can be filtered out from responses to ensure that data leakage is captured, even if the initial malformed request is successful, so customer information such as credit card data, social security numbers can be screened out by using comprehensive security policies. The behavior of the application and traffic patterns can be monitored to help optimize protection and recommend additional policies.

Brocade vWAF includes a Baseline Protection Wizard, which makes it easy to update policies. The baseline policies are a blacklist and regex-pattern match of known vulnerabilities and attacks: when it detects a suspicious pattern which matches the baseline policies, then the request is rejected without exposing the application.

Brocade vWAF is used by many organisations both large and small to protect customer and company data, scaling up to meet the traffic flow created by even the most popular applications and websites. Deploying a WAF can also help organisations with PCI-DSS compliance – check out the links below for Product Data Sheets, User Communities and information on Brocades partnership with Azure. There is also a handy Licensing Guide and a detailed 'Getting Started' Guide to help with deployment and configuration.

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