Cyber Security Cloud WafCharm now available on Microsoft Azure

Cyber Security Cloud announces the availability of WafCharm on Microsoft Azure. Already available to over one million Amazon AWS users around the world, this launch provides Azure users with AI operation of Web Application Firewall (WAF) rules, expanding WafCharm’s availability to 60% of the world’s cloud users.

Microsoft Azure users now have access to the same WafCharm benefits for securing their web applications in the cloud as do their Amazon AWS counterparts. By making WafCharm available on two of the industry’s top cloud platforms, businesses benefit by being able to select the cloud service that best fits their needs while enjoying the ease-of-use WafCharm offers.

“WafCharm automates WAF rules using machine learning and big data without requiring security experts to customize the system,” CSC’s CTO, Yoji Watanabe, stated.

“With CSC’s expertise in the cloud-WAF industry, Azure users can optimize their cloud functionality and focus resources on their businesses instead of constantly fine-tuning WAF rules to the latest security threats.”

WafCharm automatically customizes WAF rules based on their applications and system, and continuously adjusts and manages them. Users can now focus on business operations with fewer security worries as WafCharm takes care of: building, testing and tuning rules; researching vulnerabilities, and creating new rules.

“Deploying and operating WAF without a purpose-built tool like WafCharm is a time- and resource-intensive operation. And companies with limited resources are not able to respond immediately when problems happen,” said Yosuke Matsuura, Infrastructure Team Leader of CAST PLATFORM at Hachidori, Inc., developer of chatbot and shift and attendance tools.

“With CSC’s WafCharm, we’ve been able to maximize WAF’s security features in a hassle-free way. I highly recommend it to anyone deploying WAF.”

“We compared a number of WAF solutions – both on-premises and cloud-based – before deciding on CSC’s WafCharm. Solutions from other vendors had too many issues for a small team like ours to have to overcome, such as implementing a new cloud service and procuring new hardware,” said Kunihiro Okamoto, General Manager of the Development Division at Coconala.

“WafCharm is not only easy to use, it is also possible to start with the price range that matches the scale of the service. Now we are saving time and money.”

Equipped with CSC’s patented WRAO AI engine, WafCharm uses machine learning to go through its database of over a trillion threat signatures to select the most optimal WAF rules for each application.

Additionally, its Cyhorus cyber threat intelligence team helps to quickly identify and respond to the latest threats. The Cyhorus team consists of top-class security engineers with the best signature customization know-how in Japan.

WafCharm is a service that is easy to use and operate, with a user-friendly implementation process and experienced customer support team. It will automatically select the optimum WAF rules and customers can customize and fix rules manually if they so desire.

It is not necessary to install any special equipment or switch DNS servers to use WafCharm since it is an immediately available Security-as-a-Service on Azure or AWS.

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