Whether it’s called the New Normal or Next Normal era, COVID-19 has impacted all businesses worldwide and accelerated their digital transformation initiatives during this new post-pandemic era. Whether it’s from a recent retail trend like omnichannel commerce or a newly defined, post-COVID practice like contactless transactions, businesses are definitely going digital. There was a period, here in the US, where restaurants and other food-related services were only doing their transactions online. It was reported by a leading online transaction vendor, “In a year of unprecedented changes and challenges, 2020 also posed some interesting opportunities for businesses to embrace digital payments. Many moved their business online for the first time, ushering in a new digital transformation.” To sustain their global business, many enterprises are looking to online commerce as a key enabler. As they focus on this, enterprises are also leveraging their investments in new protocols and faster networks from Wi-Fi6 and 5G to enhance customer experiences both online and mobile. Likewise, so have the cybercriminals, as they have increased their level of progressive attacks with advanced bots and other innovative threats. Verizon’s latest 2021 data breach report validated this by stating, ‘the pandemic has influenced cyber-criminal activity, with the focus shifting strongly toward work-at-home infrastructure. 39% of all data breaches in 2020 stemmed from web application compromise.’
Fortunately, for our enterprise customers, Imperva is releasing WAF Gateway version 126.96.36.199. In this release, Imperva is continuously enhancing the security and reducing the risks for our WAF Gateway customers with the following highlights:
- Advanced Bot Protection: Given that more than 24 percent of internet traffic is bad bots, Imperva WAF Gateway customers now have access to fully integrate industry-leading bot protection technology into its Web Application Firewall solution, for application and website protection. Advanced Bot Protection enables true defense-in-depth security by delivering bot protection in a single stack model, while making deployment easier, faster, and more flexible than ever.
- Optimize Your Security and Performance Benefits for your Digital Protocols: From HTTP2 to TLS 1.3, optimize the security and performance needs of your digital business. For activities such as dropping more dynamic content from video snip-bits to 3D visuals, enterprises want to supersize the customer experience across web to smartphone for their omnichannel strategies.
Learn how Imperva WAF Gateway 14.4 helps protect your businesses online and mobile with an industry-recognized Advanced Bot Protection and other advanced security ciphers for the digital-ready protocols. Please contact your Imperva account representative for additional information on WAF Gateway 14.4.
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