7. Web Application Firewalls

The Internet redefined how we communicate and interact with each other. Thanks to high-speed, always-on connections, businesses and consumers can instantly connect and share resources on a level that mirrors what local area networks (LANs) provided a decade ago. In addition to a broadband connection, this new model for sharing data requires a Web server running Web applications that process and deliver requested resources.

Although traditional network-based Intrusion Detection System (IDS) solutions can detect and protect against generalized threats that target Web servers, they cannot be depended upon to expertly understand attacks against a Web application. It is important to note this difference. As a result, ...

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