SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - April 18, 2017) - Fastly today announced its Web Application Firewall (WAF), one of three newly-launched services on Fastly's edge cloud platform. The Fastly WAF rounds out an existing security portfolio that includes DDoS Mitigation, Bot Protection, TLS encryption and a fully PCI compliant network, offering comprehensive protection against integrity threats at the edge of the network before they can impact enterprises.
Fastly's cloud-based WAF consumes third party rulesets from the OWASP Core Ruleset, commercial sources, open source and Fastly-generated rules. Rules can be configured in real time, and customers are protected from key application-layer attacks, such as injection attacks and malicious inputs, cross site scripting, data exfiltration, HTTP protocol violations and other OWASP Top 10 Threats.
Integrated directly into Fastly's edge cloud platform, the Fastly WAF offers businesses global protection and superior performance, as well as direct control, and support for IPv6 and HTTP/2. The Fastly WAF operates at the edge and only processes origin traffic, resulting in a measured 1.5 millisecond latency -- traditional offerings send all traffic through their WAF, sacrificing speed. Additionally, Fastly's WAF gives customers access to 100 percent of security events and notifications from the edge within seconds. Real-time log streaming provides immediate visibility into the impact of attack mitigation efforts.
"In 2016, 40 percent of web application threats led to breaches -- a five times increase from the previous year. Companies are feeling even more pressure to protect their customers and brand reputation, as well as prevent any potential revenue loss," said Jose Nazario, Director of Security Research at Fastly. "Fastly's WAF eliminates the traditional tradeoff between security and high quality performance; customers benefit from complete control and real-time visibility, without the common latency issues of other WAF options."
"As we build for a growing global user base, Fastly's WAF product has helped us maintain a fast and secure service that keeps Pinners and our business safe," said Grant Gaudet, Software Engineer at Pinterest.
To learn more about the Fastly WAF, please visit: https://www.fastly.com/web-application-firewall
Fastly helps the world's most popular digital businesses keep pace with their customer expectations by delivering fast, secure, and scalable online experiences. Businesses trust the Fastly edge cloud platform to accelerate the pace of technical innovation, mitigate evolving threats*, and scale on demand. Founded in 2011, Fastly powers online destinations including Airbnb, GitHub, Alaska Airlines, Pinterest, Vimeo, The Guardian, The New York Times and Ticketmaster. Learn more at Fastly.com and follow us on Twitter @fastly.
*Remember, no security product will detect or prevent all possible attacks or threats.