The more things change, the more they stay the same

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We are experiencing seismic shifts in the threat landscape over the last few years. Threat actors have deployed bots, increased automated attacks, and are increasingly financially motivated. They have exploited new vulnerabilities such as shell shock as soon as they are published, as well as known flaws such as SQL injection andcross-site scripting equally adeptly. Advanced brute-force attacks such as account takeover, focusing on business logic abuse are the new norm. Volumetric distributed denial of service(DDoS) attacks are clocking hundreds of gigabits/sec in magnitude and overwhelming web infrastructure for companies large and small across the globe. Business critical web applications, in particular, have faced the brunt of these sophisticated attacks and as a result, have become the primary source of data breaches.

So much has changed, but what has remained the same?

Ask any Imperva customer and you will undoubtedly hear the words “Imperva web application security has blocked all of these attacks and helped us grow our business with confidence.” Continuous innovations have led to the introduction of ThreatRadar crowd-sourced threat intelligence services, which go beyond reputation feeds and protect against new attack profiles with community sharing, to thwart evolving threats. Clients cite advanced security, application policy learning (Dynamic Profiling), and integration with database monitoring, as reasons to select Imperva. In addition, flexible deployment choices –cloud or on-premise, virtual or physical, in-line bridge or proxy-mode are big wins from an operational perspective. As customers grow their business, Imperva WAF scales and meets their needs, whether it be performance or ease of management with the “manager of managers.”

Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant(MQ) for Web Application Firewalls(WAF) has just been released, and Imperva is the only vendor in the Leaders quadrant for the third straight year. Gartner recognizes our ability to execute and completeness of vision, and positions Imperva in the Leader quadrant.

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Imperva products and solutions are deployed by over 4,500 customers in more than 90 countries across the globe to protect data, applications, and infrastructure. Read the full report here for the complete Gartner MQ for WAF.

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