A web application firewall (WAF) is a security platform that helps protect web applications from a range of attacks by monitoring and filtering incoming and outgoing HTTP/HTTPS traffic between a web application and the internet. The WAF is designed to operate at the application layer and uses a set of rules to identify and block malicious traffic before it reaches the application.
Driven by business benefits from richer real-time information sharing, analysis, and responses, the integration of IT and OT is a well-established trend, however operational technology (OT) security is still often overlooked. Many organizations are shifting towards the Zero Trust security model to strengthen their respective network security and improve cyber resilience across industries.
The maritime industry is increasing relying on stable and secured internet connectivity onboard cruise ships and yachts for a variety of internal and external communications such as VoIP, broadband Internet, asset tracking, entertainment and more.
With the continuously growing demand for consumer electronic applications, creating increased data transfers from emails, video conferencing, and remote applications, often utilizing unprotected public networks, makes productivity application tools vulnerable to attacks. The increasing number of network security breaches, increasing adoption of cloud technologies, the trend of network automation, and 5G networks, makes protecting network transmitted data imperative, further increasing the demand to improve network security.
As enterprises eagerly adopt new technologies relating to IIoT and mobile Edge computing, they often stumble upon unforeseen challenges.
Challenges such as the exponential growth in the number of connected mobile devices, increased needs for bandwidth, more and more sophisticated attacks and sometimes unexpected operational overheads.
One of the biggest responsibilities of healthcare professionals is ensuring their patients are in top optimal health conditions at all times. Such responsibility entails healthcare professionals accessing a patient's sensitive data, such as historical health or ongoing treatments. But, according to health regulations like HIPAA, health information must be electronically protected at all costs.
Organization began moving in droves to the Zero Trust security model in 2019, implementing a “never trust, always verify and enforce least privilege” approach to internal and external network access. This approach enforces the mandate that traffic inside the perimeter deserves no more trust than traffic outside; all traffic should be inspected and logged and all access requests should be verified, authenticated and validated on a need-to-know basis.