Cloud application security SaaS solution from Art of Defence

Today, Art of Defence is launching the Hyperguard SaaS (software as a service) solution. The offering will enable cloud technology providers to offer security solutions at the web application layer. Website operators will benefit from thorough protection without the hassle of back-end integration details. Art of Defence delivers the SaaS offering through a pay-per-use license model.

Hyperguard SaaS is built on Art of Defence’s patent-pending dWAF technology, ideally suited for the diverse platform and infrastructure scenarios required to deliver applications through a cloud. Using the Open Web Application Security Project’s (OWASP) best practice recommendations as a starting point, Hyperguard adds high-level proactive security features typically not found in other WAF solutions, such as secure session management, URL encryption and a web authentication framework.

Protection levels are easily tightened iteratively without risk of unwanted exposure or blocking to the application being shielded. ‘Detection only mode’ allows new rule-sets to be tested but not enforced, alongside with existing rule-sets that enforce already proven security policies. Thus, administrators can develop, test and deploy new security policies time and again without ever relaxing the established defenses or risking false positives.

Hyperguard’s intelligent learning modes monitor site traffic and suggest new protection rules. Again, administrators can test these in shadow mode to ensure no false positives occur before deploying them to enforce the improved security policies. Further, Hyperguard helps customers to fulfill all PCI DSS’s 1.2 compliance requirements for web application security.

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