CDN Company StackPath Introduces New WAF Packages


StackPath, a global CDN as well as edge computing and edge security solutions provider, has announced the general availability of new subscription levels of the StackPath Web Application Firewall (SP//WAF). Each higher membership level, titled Essential, Professional, and Enterprise, offers more monthly WAF use and expanded access to new and extra services.

Additional features would include customized sanction screens, custom and advanced rules extensions, professional services, and technical support.

Businesses of any size may now benefit from the ease-of-use and powerful threat-detection capabilities that distinguish SP/WAF in a package that suits their specific security, use, and operations-management requirements.

“Any business with a web application or API can be a target of malicious online activity. It’s not a question of whether a business needs protection, just how much and how difficult it will be to manage,” said Uzi Galili, Director, Security Products at StackPath. “SP//WAF already delivers second to none capabilities with great cost-effectiveness. We’’re excited to take that further with these new packages, providing even more protection per dollar with exceptional ease-of-use, flexibility, and scalability.”

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“Any business with a web application or API can be a target of malicious online activity,” said Uzi Galili, Director, Security Products at StackPath.

SP/WAF protects applications and APIs from automated traffic, layer 7 (L7) distributed denial of service (DDoS) assaults, OWASP Top 10 threats, and a variety of other harmful behaviors at all subscription levels. Most clients would not need to configure these features because they are operational ‘out of the box.’

SP/WAF would be simple to configure through the StackPath customer portal, which includes a simple custom rules editor and activates any change, around the world, in real-time, or via Stackpath APIs, which provides full visibility and control, for businesses that need or want to implement additional or bespoke protection.

StackPath also continually analyzes and analyses unusual network traffic globally and upgrades SP/WAF to combat emerging and sophisticated threats, thanks to a professional edge security team and an advanced threat intelligence system.

“Just because you have a small web presence doesn’t mean you don’t have a lot to lose. And having a big security team and budget doesn’t mean you want it tied up configuring and managing a complicated solution,” said Brandon Carter, Director, Global Security Sales at StackPath. “Our largest customers are relieved to have an enterprise-grade solution that takes work off their team rather than gives their engineers yet another set of challenges to manage. Powerful doesn’t have to be difficult or prohibitively expensive.”

For use in excess of the package’s included number of WAF requests, WAF sites, custom rules, and professional services, all SP/WAF packages provide pay-as-you-go alternatives.