Webmail Security

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Users of sensitive Web applications (like Web-mails) often think they get an optimal level of security because the traffic is encrypted (HTTPS) and they have to authenticate themselves. However they cannot prevent some specific HTTP attacks (like SQL injections or Cross-Site Scripting) to occur.This paper will explain the main dangers of such an architecture and how installing a Web Application Firewall can help solving them, much more efficiently than by using a VPN.

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  • What is a Web application firewall: A Web application firewall (WAF) is dedicated to detecting and stopping attacks targeted at Web applications, even if they come from a client computer which is allowed to access the application. As a reverse-proxy, it breaks the HTTP flow to rebuild each request by itself after analysis and validation.
  • DenyAll and its main product, rWeb: Relying on more than 10 years production experience and 11 years of R&D in the field of Web application security, DenyAll has developed a unique technical expertise to secure dynamic and constantly-changing applications.
  • Benefits of deploying a WAF in front of Webmail servers: In this section, we summarize and explain the main benefits of installing a Web Application Firewall in front of a Webmail server: strong authentication, performance boost, instant protection and much more...