The threat landscape is dramatically different than it was just 5 years ago. A traditional web application firewall (WAF) was once a very effective solution for mitigating application layer attacks, but now has trouble keeping up with the advanced capabilities and agility of attackers. Signatures often lag behind new exploits. Even when a traditional WAF is capable of mitigating the threat, implementing and managing it properly can be a challenge. Today, new methods are needed to effectively automate the mitigation of fast-evolving threats.
By using a more active approach to security via the use of tools like Advanced WAF, security professionals can put in place more effective controls and secure more applications. F5 is pioneering the Advanced WAF space by including comprehensive bot mitigation for web and mobile apps, credential protection in the browser, and automated behavioral analytics using machine learning.