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SiteLock: Web Application Firewall WAF

What is Web Application Firewall WAF

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


How does SiteLock's WAF protect my site?

SiteLock’s WAF can protect your site in many ways, such as keeping away malicious visitors 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 that they can take advantage of. 

In addition to protecting your website, a web application firewall comes with a content delivery network (CDN) that can speed up your website by as much as 50 percent.

The most important part of all this is to prevent 'cybercriminals' from getting essential data from your website.

What benefits does SiteLock's WAF provide me?

One of the biggest benefits a WAF provides 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.
 
If you have further questions, please contact our security team by phone (844) 589-5312.
We have friendly security specialists who will be more than happy to assist you.