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What is WAF?
The Web Application Firewall (WAF) is an application firewall specifically designed for HTTP applications, that is, applications designed to run on the Web. WAF uses a set of rules for an HTTP conversation, which often includes common online attacks such as SQL injection and cross-site scripting (XSS).
How does WAF work?
WAF works using a set of rules commonly known as policies, designed to protect Websites, applications, and APIs from vulnerabilities, by identifying and then filtering out malicious traffic. The benefits of WAF in part come from the quick and easy way to modify and implement policies, making it more responsive to different attack vectors. To quickly eliminate a DDoS attack you can adjust the WAF security policy.
Popular WAF deployment platforms
There are 3 ways to implement WAF, all with their own pros and cons:
- Network-based (usually hardware-based) WAF
- Server-based WAF (usually embedded in the application’s software code)
- Cloud-based WAF (reviewed as easier to deploy and easier to expand infrastructure capacity)
While a proxy (the door between a user and the Internet) is usually designed to protect the client, WAF protects a Web server, Web application, or specific group of Web applications. WAF can also be thought of as a reverse proxy.
WAFs come in many forms, including a tool, server plugin, or filter. They can be designed for global deployment or can be customized for an application. However, the technical skill required to perform this customization is critical, and the WAF should be guaranteed to operate continuously while the application is modified. Because of the strict requirements in WAF operation, many administrators are often afraid to use WAFs.
Why deploy WAF together with Multi CDN?
To maximize security for end users, we must implement WAF in conjunction with Multi CDN. In addition to the above difficulties when operating WAF, the combination of Multi WAF and Multi CDN to increase the comprehensive security of Websites, applications, and APIs is also considered a security conundrum.
The previous traditional methods of integrating WAF with multiple CDNs have caused major problems in security. VNETWORK realizes that there is no WAF provider in the market that offers the optimal solution to meet the needs of customers when they want to use both Multi CDN and Multi WAF at the same time. Therefore, VNETWORK’s teams of network security engineers from many countries quickly coordinated to quickly solve this problem effectively. We want to best meet the security needs of customers in the Vietnam market and internationally.
In particular, the core value of the VNIS security platform is Multi CDN, which combines many CDN providers operating at the same time, allowing businesses to use multiple CDNs at the same time. Multi CDN management interface is as simple and easy as using a single CDN.
VNIS platform combines multiple CDNs and loads and balances them using AI technology
The VNIS platform is simply designed to help manage multiple CDNs at the same time efficiently. In particular, WAF on the VNIS platform acts as an intermediary layer between your Web server and all your CDNs. This way of working provides 360-degree security on all CDNs.
VNIS-based WAF functionality comes with detailed settings and an intuitive analytical dashboard
WAF VNIS was also developed from the idea of VNETWORK and implemented by long-time security experts and talented engineers from many countries around the world. The VNIS security platform is specially designed according to the unique security needs of Vietnamese businesses. In particular, VNIS is also suitable for the international market thanks to its advanced security capabilities but is still optimal in terms of costs.
In addition, to increase peace of mind for customers, WAF VNIS also cooperates with the Cyber Security Monitoring System (SOC - Security Operation Center) from countries such as Taiwan, Singapore, and Vietnam, to support surveillance. 24/7. The SOC system allows us to automatically notify customers of real-time attacks, helping businesses and VNETWORK’s entire team to be proactive in preventing cyberattacks and ensuring the performance of Websites and applications. applications, APIs.
Difficulty setting up a WAF with multiple CDN platforms
The VNIS Web Application Firewall is an intermediary layer between your Web server and CDNs. One of its main roles is to protect VNETWORK customers from cyber threats and malicious attacks through their respective Web applications.
VNETWORK’s team of cybersecurity engineers from many countries has designed and built a custom WAF, to address specific challenges for cybersecurity in general and customers in particular.
WAF’s job is to reconcile different standards in the battle to protect Websites, Applications, and APIs. The higher variation of security standards means a significant increase in the number of different risks that need to be addressed. This makes implementing a WAF solution for different CDN platforms extremely complex.
Setting up a single WAF with multiple CDN platforms is complex and time-consuming. This process becomes even more difficult when you want to change your privacy settings or policies later. Because they need to be adjusted one by one, the process is not only monotonous but also involves major technical risks, which can cause severe damage if handled improperly.
How does WAF VNIS address security challenges?
VNIS is a platform built specifically to integrate the many CDN platforms you need into one simple and convenient management platform. The WAF feature in the VNIS platform helps standardize security settings according to enterprise requirements and simplifies operations for enterprise administrators.
It can be said that WAF VNIS as a multi-purpose tool is built to identify and eliminate any possible risks with all the CDNs you have. The result is a unique enterprise-specific security standard. WAF VNIS makes updating security rules and policies for all the CDNs you have a simple process with just a few clicks.
One of the most outstanding features of the VNIS Web Application Firewall is its ability to provide many advanced Website protection features by combining value-added features to meet the enhanced security needs of enterprises.
VNIS has a worldwide WAF network that ensures speed and security
One of the most common difficulties associated with adding another layer of WAF is the increase in latency, which results in longer page load times. But our experts have taken measures to maintain network speed, while still providing advanced Website protection functions and ensuring maximum site performance.
VNIS ensures a balance between speed and security for Websites, Applications, and API
The most important thing is that we have deployed WAF nodes around the world and let customers choose the closest WAF node because a shorter distance equals less latency and better performance.
From a technical perspective, WAF VNIS is developed based on the Nginx core and uses ModSecurity and Comodo CRS compatibility rules. This makes WAF VNIS highly adaptable to many different security rules and CDN platforms.
It can be said that the VNIS platform is currently leading the way in network deployment and management for large-scale enterprise organizations. VNIS provides the necessary solutions to help businesses’ Websites, applications and APIs operate at maximum performance and be safe from large DDoS attacks, and sophisticated DDoS.
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