What role does and should WAF’s play in defending the digital frontier?

23 November 2023, Europe 10:00 am - 11:30 am BST | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm GMT

How do we overcome the challenge of integrating next-gen Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) into the business so as to mitigate false positives and add value?

Legacy Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) have traditionally played a crucial role in the overall web application security framework. However, their use has also resulted in significant challenges due to the complex nature of managing whitelist and signature- based techniques. They also necessitate ongoing adjustments to mitigate the occurrence of erroneous positive detections, which can lead to the malfunctioning of web applications, especially true if they are not closely integrated with the development process. So, how do we overcome these challenges and make these adjustments? Furthermore, how can an accurate, flexible, and easy-to-use application security monitoring platform help?

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How are you obtaining visibility into how attackers exploit apps and APIs? What challenges are you facing in doing so?

How long does it take to get to a functional deployment (tuning loosening controls to avoid false positives)? Furthermore, what are you blocking? Do you need it to do more than OWASP 10? Bots/DDoS etc.

What do you feel the percentage is for false positive rules being applied to traffic within your organization and what is the operational and financial impact?

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