Neustar introduces Web Application Firewall

Neustar today introduced its new Web Application Firewall (WAF).

As part of Neustar’s Integrated Security Solutions Platform, it integrates Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation service with a cloud-based WAF.

The neutral provider of real-time information services can protect customers against both volumetric attacks and threats that target the application layer, for comprehensive security protection across the entire network stack.

Barrett Lyon, vice president at Neustar Security Solutions and DDoS industry pioneer, said: “While DDoS attacks continue to command great attention, application layer threats have become equally as damaging, are the most difficult to detect and provide little to no advance warning before they wreak havoc on your critical applications.

“This necessitates a security posture that is always on and also has the scale and expertise to respond to the largest network and application layer threats we are seeing today.”

‘Protecting against volumetric attacks’

The Neustar WAF is a cloud-provider, hardware and CDN agnostic solution, making it compatible anywhere applications are hosted.

Integrated with Neustar’s always-on DDoS mitigation service, the combination provides a comprehensive, layered protection stack that proactively prevents bot-based volumetric attacks, as well as threats that target the application layer, such as SQL, XSS, CSRF, session hijacking, data exfiltration and zero-day vulnerabilities.

Nicolai Bezsonoff, general manager at Neustar Security Solutions, added: “Our team is keenly focused on preparing for today’s attacks, as well as tomorrow’s greatest threats and making sure our clients have the mitigation technologies to counter whatever hackers may throw at them next.

“By adding a cloud-based WAF to our DDoS mitigation solution, Neustar is now able to provide the best of both worlds – the capability to protect against both volumetric attacks and threats that target the application layer. With this new addition to our security stack, we continue helping the world’s biggest brands monitor, accelerate and defend their online presence.”

Written from press release by Leah Alger