Learning Center - What is a WAF? | Web Application Firewall explained

A WAF or web application firewall helps protect web applications by filtering and monitoring HTTP traffic between a web application and the Internet. It typically protects web applications from attacks such as cross-site forgery, cross-site-scripting (XSS), file inclusion, and SQL injection, among others. A WAF is a protocol layer 7 defense (in the OSI model), and is not designed to defend against all types of attacks. By deploying a WAF in front of a web application, a shield is placed between the web application and the Internet. Learn more in the Learning Center.


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