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Radware – Web Application Firewall

Good Bots vs Bad Bots

As companies move more of their business online with websites and web apps, they become prime targets for Distributed Denial of Service DDoS attacks and need an effective Web Application Firewall (WAF).

A WAF is essential when these web apps collect Personal Identification Information (PII), entrusted to them by their clients.AdvantageProtect services with Radware block the top 10 attack types as identified by OWASP. The Open Web Application Security Project® is a non-profit foundation that works to improve the security of software.

Good and bad bots

There are good bots and bad bots. Good bots include browser crawlers such as from Google that help increase the web rankings and findability of our web sites and apps. Bad bots can look similar but are used by cybercriminals for nefarious purposes. These may include stealing data such as product and pricing information or worse.

They can also be used to create chaos with your server through DDoS attacks, by bombarding the site or app with requests for information, starting and abandoning shopping carts, distorting analytics and taking over financial value such as from store credits, loyalty points, and prepaid wallets.

DDoS received traffic

Radware has scrubbing centres which ensure that most of the web traffic we get is clean. Only the good bots get through. These images illustrate the impact to bandwidth throughput, before and after traffic has been scrubbed during a DDoS attack. The bad bots have been blocked, before arriving at the client’s server.

AdvantageProtect Services include a 24×7 security operations centre, a threat intelligence platform focused on New Zealand active threats, and of course, consulting, planning and advice to ensure the best protection and load balancing environment for your unique needs.



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