F5 Advanced Web Application Firewall

Benefits of F5 AWAF

Advanced Application Protection


F5 Advanced WAF combines machine learning, threat intelligence and deep application expertise to create market leading web application protection against a wide variety of threats. Protection is offered for injection attacks, session hijacking, cross-site scripting, man in the middle attacks and many more in addition to constantly evolving policies to protect against new threats as they become known.

Proactive Bot Defence


Apps are protected from automated attacks by bots and other malicious tools through a series of policies and behavioural analysis to determine potential attacks and mitigate them. Attacks from bots are consistently evolving and are often used to exploit known threats to conduct fraud, profiteer from resources or just cause a nuisance through petty grudges all of which F5 offers detection and protection against.

Behavioural DoS


Denial of service protection is offered through behavioural analytics and machine learning to provide highly accurate layer 7 DoS detection and mitigation. Servers and connections are continuously monitored to establish baselines and look for activity which falls outside of normal behaviour allowing your application be adequately protected but also adapt to changing demand on your applications without constant manual intervention.

Flexible


Protection mechanisms can be modified and adapted for each individual application allowing complete flexibility over how your application is protected. Protection mechanisms can also be configured to automatically adjust based on traffic patterns and behavioural analysis allowing your protection to change as your application changes without the need to continually monitor and re-configure protection policies.

Secure


F5 are recognised globally as one of the leaders in web application firewalls offering best-in-class protection from today’s biggest security concerns. F5 WAF looks at all of the main attack vectors and provides protection for each individually whilst being highly responsive to new threats as they arise. In addition to application protection the WAF also protects itself from attack ensuring that your application is secure from the ground up.

Ease of Deployment


Deployment is quick, simple and fully managed by VooServers. With only a single DNS change required you can be secure and running via our F5 Advanced WAF service within an hour. The application then enters a 7 day auto-learning period where the application is monitored and policies automatically tuned to suit as to avoid false positives and offer your applications the highest protection possible.

API Protocol Security


Unique protection is offered to protect and secure REST, JSON, XML and GWT API’s from attack and data interception allowing developers to adapt API’s and quickly expose necessary endpoints without worrying about cross-app vulnerabilities or creating additional targets for cyber threats.

Manageable


The F5 WAF offers an easy to use interface for configuring and maintaining protection policies along with a variety of monitoring sensors and reports. The WAF continually monitors protected applications to alert and adjust itself to protect against new threats and to prevent false positives.

Cost Effective


F5 WAF is delivered under a software as a service model by VooServers allowing you to obtain the highest level of protection offered without a high upfront cost. The service is also fully managed by VooServers allowing you to concentrate on your applications whilst knowing your data is secure from attacks.