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A Leader for Four Consecutive Years in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAFs

A Leader for Four Consecutive Years in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAFs

Gartner has published their 2017 Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls (WAF) and Imperva has again been named a WAF leader—now for four consecutive years.

Attacks remain same, but infrastructure is changing

According to 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, web app attacks remain the number one cause of data breaches and denial of service (DoS) is still the most common security incident. The strategic planning assumption in the report is that, “By 2020, more than 50% of public-facing web applications will be protected by cloud-based WAF service platforms, combining CDN, DDoS protection, bot mitigation and WAF, up from less than 20% today.”1

As enterprises are moving applications to private and public cloud infrastructures, it becomes more important to adopt solutions that can be adapted to any cloud provder or any on-premises deployment. The Imperva WAF product line does exactly that.

Helping customers successfully move to the cloud

Gartner recognized Imperva as a leader for our completeness of vision and ability to execute (Figure 1). We stayed ahead of the competition by offering security solutions for a changing deployment and infrastructure model while securing applications from both web app attacks and denial of service attacks.

[1] Figure 1: 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls (WAF)


Deploy where you need, when you need, for just one price.

FlexProtect licensing lets Imperva customers move applications among Imperva on-prem and cloud solutions without incurring additional costs. This new licensing program gives you predictable costs even as you move back and forth among cloud and on-prem deployments.

Scale On Demand

Imperva offers one of the most feature-rich cloud WAF solutions that carries the same capabilities as our robust on-prem WAF, plus a CDN, DDoS protection and load balancing. This allows customers to safely scale out security operations as they move toward a hybrid WAF strategy, without compromising performance and protection.

Laser-focused on Security

Advanced security features such as dynamic application profiling and virtual patching set Imperva WAF apart from the competition, always scoring higher when security is the main focus in purchasing decisions.

Threat Intelligence

Imperva is recognized for going beyond standard threat intelligence by providing crowd-sourced threat intelligence and emergency feeds to protect customers against brand new attack campaigns.


To read the complete report, download the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls.


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[1] Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls, Jeremy D’Hoinne, Adam Hils, Claudio Neiva, 07 August 2017