Proactive Security

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This document describes the different types of threats targeting applications and the true impact that they have today on an enterprise’s business. It analyses why traditional security solutions (firewalls, anti-virus, intrusion prevention systems), developed to protect networks and systems, are simply not delivering sufficient protection at the application level.

This whitepaper captures our answers:

  • The need to secure Web Applications: Businesses have opened up their applications to the Web to speed up data interchange, to generate new profits and to reduce their cost base. But, in the same way, they increased the number of attacks with serious impacts.
  • Anatomy of Web Attacks: In this part we highlight several factors that have facilitated this huge growth in attacks on Web-based applications.
  • The Limits of Traditional Security Solutions: In order to guarantee overall application protection, however, it must be complemented by other protective mechanisms. This is the base line taken by groups working on “deperimeterisation”.
  • Securing the Web Application Environment: Proactivity requires knowledge of the application so that every single user request can be analysed with only legitimate transactions enabled for processing by the application. But it is the only way to protect applications efficiently against known attacks, unknown attacks, and error manipulation from the very first attempt to gain access to the heart of the business enterprise.