CyberSecurity: Barracuda Web Application Firewall (WAF-as-a-Service)

Today I am going to talk about the Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service. As many of you already knew there are so many vendors/OEMs in the market who provide WAF as a service now a days. WAF means Web Application Firewalls which is very much common due to the number of applications hosted in the Public and Private Clouds. Many of the enterprises uses the Mult-Cloud environment to host the applications and many of the Enterprises still uses Bare Metal on-Prem kind of application hosting. 

What is WAF- Web Application Firewall ? 
As I said, WAF is a Web Application Firewall and A web application firewall or so called WAF actually cleans, monitors, and blocks HTTP traffic to and from a web application. By examining HTTP traffic, it can avoid outbreaks restricting from web application security defects, such as SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), file inclusion, and security misconfigurations.

Barracuda Web Application Firewall (WAF-as-a-Service)
Enterprise-proven expertise that delivers complete guard from all OWASP familiar security jeopardies, DDoS bouts, and even the utmost innovative zero-day intimidations. Proactive bot protection guarantees always-on shield from programmed bouts, web scraping, and instinctive vigour attacks.Eliminate the complication of putting up and constructing your application security resolution. Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service brings guard for your web apps in minutes.

For extra progressive users, Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service deals a level of controller conventionally kept only for on-premises and public cloud solutions. Fine-tune precise strategies for each module of every application's security profile.

Fig 1.1-Barracuda Web Application Firewall (WAF-as-a-Service)

Barracuda Susceptibility Remediation Service is built-in and offers automatic vulnerability discovery and remediation which can be planned, guaranteeing current defense without any administrative operating cost.Increase unlikely understanding into all web traffic actions and workers. Comprehensive compliance statements helps simply recognise your security eminence at any given period by having wide-ranging visibility into all HTTP/S traffic.

DDoS bouts interrupt the service accessibility of your web apps which can have a substantial influence on your production. Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service secures beside the full range of L3-L7 DDoS outbreaks safeguarding the accessibility of your web apps.

Below are the some of the Protections which includes in the Barracuda WAF.
  • All OWASP risks, Brute force attacks, Parameter tampering
  • Cookie/form manipulation, Forceful browsing, XML attacks
  • Application tampering, Zero-day attacks, SQL Injection
  • Cross-site scripting (XSS); Form field meta-data validation
  • Website cloaking, Response control and Web scraping prevention
  • Granular policies to HTML elements; Protocol limit checks
  • File upload control and IP whitelisting/blacklisting