Web Application Firewalls

CipherTechs can assist your organization successfully deploy a Web Application Firewall to strengthen your security and protect against the threats of tomorrow.

A Web Application Firewall (WAF) is a tool that allows an administrator to create security policies around the context of a web application or web service. Instead of simply looking only at the networking details (IP addresses, TCP/UDP port numbers, etc.), a web application firewall is smart enough to be able to look at the requests and responses of a web application. In other words, a WAF can see the messages that make up the actual web application or service.


Web application firewalls are typically deployed by organizations with a web presence. They can be fully integrated into software management lifecycles and other operations an organization may have.

WAFs are used to see the behavior of your web application in greater detail and primarily to block attacks around the HTTP protocol. In the news today are data breaches involving attacks such as SQL injection, forceful browsing, web scraping and more. These are examples of some of the attacks WAFs can protect you from.

Additionally, you can integrate your web application firewall with vulnerability scanning vendors to do virtual patching – a process where the WAF automatically creates a set of policies to mitigate any discovered vulnerabilities.


A WAF can help protect your organization from many types of attacks.

  • Cross-site scripting (XSS)
  • SQL injection
  • DDOS
  • Forceful browsing
  • Web scraping
  • OWASP top 10

A WAF can help strengthen security standards for compliance.

  • SOX
  • PCI