Research report names F5’s Web Application Firewall a leading solution

F5's WAF solution in top three of The Forrester Wave™ WAF Q2 2018 report

F5 Networks' Web Application Firewall solutions (Wafs) has been named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Web Application Firewalls, Q2 2018 report. 

Highest scores for attack detection and attack response

The research report, authored by Forrester’s analyst Amy DeMartine, evaluated vendors on several criteria, including their current offering, product strategy and market presence. F5 got the highest scores for the attack detection and attack response criteria.

“...applications are consistently amongst the top attack targets for bad actors” - Ram Krishnan, Senior Vice President and General Manager at F5 networks

Out of ten Web Application Firewall vendors evaluated, F5 was one of three companies placing in the Leaders category.

WAF for application security and cloud deployments

According to Ram Krishnan, Senior Vice President and General Manager at F5 networks, application security is a priority because web applications are “consistently amongst the top attack targets for bad actors” and that F5’s goal is to provide comprehensive protection where it is needed most. He also mentions the importance of cloud security during cloud deployments. “The results of this report reflect the trust that F5 customers and vendors place in our WAF solutions to protect their applications on-premises and across public and hybrid cloud deployments”.

Web Application Firewalls (WAF) greatly reduce risks of breaches

In its press release, F5 Networks emphasizes the importance of WAFs being continually updated and that they should offer a variety of detection and response techniques: “WAFs have evolved into tools that can greatly reduce the risk of an application breach”.

Support praised by customers

In the report, F5’s multiple consumption models are cited including Managed Firewall services and self-managed offering. The report mentions F5’s WAF appliance is advanced and it also calls out F5’s support service in its profile, noting “customers praised the support they receive from the company”.

Download the full report on F5 Networks’ WAFs Report page.

About F5 Networks and Infradata's certified engineers

F5 makes apps go faster, smarter, and safer for the world’s largest businesses, service providers, governments, and consumer brands. Infradata is an award-winning F5 Networks Gold Partner with advanced specialties, and the distinction of multiple certified engineers on staff. Our engineers are recognized by F5 Networks as technical experts and advocates of F5 Networks solutions. That means you can count on Infradata for the technical know-how and hands-on experience to accurately assess your business requirements, and to design, implement and manage a F5 Networks-based solution to suit your needs.

July 10 2018

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