Securing data is a critical aspect nowadays as all data is digitalized and is prone to cyber attacks and hacking. This makes privacy a very important aspect of keeping data secure and this is where Web Application Firewall system comes in place, which works beautifully in doing just this. Web Application Firewall works by examining data being received by an application. It does not allow the application to directly access this data but acts as an intermediate source to check whether the data is dangerous or not. If it is safe then Web Application Firewall gives permission to it for execution on system. Otherwise, it is blocked access and scrapped.
The internet is full of malicious softwares and parties looking to cause harm by stealing private data. Keeping a good Web Application Firewall is a safe way to filter information and disallow malware from infiltrating your system. Not only that but it comes with many other additional advantages, some of which are listed below.
Adherence to PCI DSS protocols
Credit card companies, stock brokers and other organizations which work online and handle sensitive data are most prone to such attacks, which makes their security very important. PCI clearly laid down certain standards to which such companies must adhere to so that they not only keep themselves safe but their client information remain secure as well. These protocols are known as PCI DSS and state that a such organizations should have a Web Application Firewall in place or should have review of coding and security testing to ensure that their data cannot be breached. Web Application Firewall is the better option because it allows the organization an easier option to choose which is cost effective, easy to implement and very effective in nature.
Relative easy installation and no need for additional software or hardware
Being an application which comes as a software add on or a plug in, it does need any hardware for it specifically. The Web Application Firewall when installed start working immediately and gives warranted protection against threats. Such softwares come with helplines as well which guide through any manual installation or configuration which make them easy to implement and provide good security.
Web Application Firewall is a very effective choice to protect data because they are continuously being updated by the team that wrote their code. This means that zero day events (malicious software and cyber attacks which are new and have no patches or countermeasures) are immediately assessed and their patches are made, which means those who have not experienced such attacks also benefit from update. These updates bring better coding and a more operational software onto the platform.