Why the Future of Web Application Security is Cloud-Native

Presented by

Johna Till Johnson, Sameer Vasanthapuram, Aidan Walden

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The third and final installment in Fortinet & AWS’s series exploring next-gen cloud security capabilities, this episode will delve into the topic of ingress web security, highlighting the pitfalls of traditional web application security measures and revealing the advantages of new cloud-native solutions. Hear from our host Johna Till Johnson of Nemertes alongside speakers Sameer Vasanthapuram of AWS and Aidan Walden of Fortinet to understand how AWS’s content delivery network is deploying Fortinet’s cutting-edge in-cloud network security to enable flexible, scalable, and safe web application experiences that drive businesses’ bottom lines. Areas of discussion include: - Evolutions in the cloud network landscape that have led to greater cyberthreat risk and need for innovative security solutions - Why more traditional web application security measures like IPS and firewall solutions are no longer sufficient - How cloud-native solutions like the FortiWeb Cloud WAF-as-a-Service can deliver superior security while allowing for reduced latency and simplified compliance - Business outcomes of implementing cloud-native web application security solutions

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