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Benefits of SiteLock Web Application Firewall

What is a Web Application Firewall (WAF)?

A Web Application Firewall (WAF) protects your website and web applications by monitoring the HTTP traffic, application attacks such as SQL injections, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities, and DDoS Attacks (distributed denial-of-service) made by cyber criminals and bad bots.

Note: SiteLock's WAF comes with the following SiteLock plans: Essentials, Prevent, and Prevent Plus.

How Does SiteLock's Web Application Firewall Protect Your Site?

SiteLock's Web Application Firewall (WAF) offers website protection by keeps malicious visitors away from your site; it can eliminate nearly 100% of comment spam. Cybercriminals have no shortage of strategies to attack your site, but having this application can prevent targeted attacks. It also blocks access to the back doors and other potential website vulnerabilities they can exploit.

Moreover, a WAF comes with a Content Delivery Network (CDN) that can speed up your website by as much as 50 percent.

The most important part is data security for websites by preventing 'cybercriminals' from getting essential data from your website.

What are the Benefits of SiteLock's Web Application Firewall?

Web Application Security Automation

Web application security automation can be achieved through a Web Application Firewall (WAF), which provides an automated layer of security for web applications. These systems constantly monitor incoming and outgoing web traffic and can quickly identify and neutralize potential threats in real time. This helps prevent harmful actions and ensures the website remains secure and accessible to users.

HIPAA and PCI-compliant

One of the WAF's most significant benefits is PCI compliance (having a WAF is a PCI requirement for all online merchants). It also improves your reputation with search engines like Google, and most importantly, it allows you to focus and target other aspects of your online business.

Through encryption, monitoring, and customizable security rules, WAFs ensure HIPAA and PCI compliance for websites.

Cyber Attacks Prevention

A WAF protects customer data against possible security breaches. Doing so maintains the website's reliability and guarantees that customers can trust your website with their financial and personal information.


SiteLock's Web Application Firewall (WAF) provides malware protection for websites. It's designed to monitor HTTP traffic, application attacks, and other malicious activities. It comes with a Content Delivery Network (CDN) that speeds up website performance and offers several benefits, including web application security automation, PCI compliance, HIPAA compliance, and cyber attack prevention.

For further assistance, contact our Phone Support at (844) 589-5312. We have friendly security specialists who will be more than happy to assist you. You may also refer to our Knowledge Base articles to help answer common questions and guide you through various setup, configuration, and troubleshooting steps.

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