Evolution of WAF And Why it Matters Today

Presented by

Tony Lauro, Director Security Technology and Strategy, Akamai

About this talk

Gartner estimates that by 2023 more than 30% of public-facing web applications will be protected by cloud web application and API protection (WAAP) services, which combine DDoS protection, bot mitigation, API protection, and web application firewalls (WAFs). But organizations continue to struggle with tuning their rule sets, false positives that negatively affect business transactions, and the rapid pace of change in the actual web applications they aim to protect. In this webinar, you will learn about: - The evolution of WAF - Three crucial mistakes that security teams are prone to today - Akamai’s WAF technology and how we use it Join Akamai Director of Security Strategy Tony Lauro as he dives into the history of web application security and why WAFs matter for maintaining a strong defensive security posture.

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