The Challenge of Securing Applications

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At a time when the methods of analysis and attack are becoming industrialized, both in quality and in number, and at a time when individual hackers or state organizations continuously scan all information posted to the Internet, the protection of web applications is still a patchwork of poorly managed or even inadequate tools. Solutions to secure web applications, their uses, and the data that they expose have been in development for twenty years. So why is it that every day we hear about a company that has had thousands of passwords or private or confidential information stolen?

This whitepaper captures our answers:

  • What means are available to us to protect web applications: We often forget that for web security to be effective, it must cover all of the exposed services. In order to establish an ideal security policy, we define an inventory of main actors and recommend a strong collaboration.
  • What is the role of my WAF: The application firewall is considered the main technological component of application protection. It is often wrongly associated with the reverse-proxy that hosts it. The application firewall is used to recognize and intercept offensive content in the web traffic.
  • The key: knowing the applications: To effectively protect the applications, you must know them. How do we know what element we should concentrate our configuration efforts on without identifying the risks incurred by all or a part of the application?