Imperva Incapsula Provides DDoS Protection, Web Application Firewall and Content Delivery Network Functionality to Keep Westwing’s E-Commerce Websites Running Smoothly

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., July 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Imperva, Inc. (NYSE:IMPV), committed to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on-premises, announced today that Westwing Home and Living, an international e-commerce company, has deployed the Imperva Incapsula service to accelerate and protect its e-commerce websites in its 14 different markets worldwide. Westwing uses the Imperva Incapsula Web Application Firewall (WAF) service to protect the data of its more than 26 million members from cybercriminals. The service also acts as a content delivery network (CDN) to keep latency low on Westwing’s image-heavy websites.

Having 3,600,000 monthly active members makes Westwing a visible target for attackers looking to exploit websites to steal information, perform Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks or even hold the company’s data to ransom. With total revenue from its websites amounting to approximately $243 million last year, and a business model that relies on loyal customers, any of these threats could be detrimental to Westwing’s business. 

“The Imperva Incapsula WAF has given us insights into how people are trying to access our websites and exposes vulnerable areas such as those prime for cross-site scripting attacks,” said Usama Dar, CTO of Westwing. “This means we are able to respond to threats and patch these vulnerabilities very quickly. Imperva offers a high level of service that is competitively priced.”

One of Westwing’s main goals for its home and living websites is to present its offering in a beautiful and inspirational way, and that means making its websites as visually beautiful and engaging as possible. Doing this requires a lot of imagery to accurately portray its large portfolio of brands. Before using Imperva Incapsula, Dar struggled to find a security solution that would not only protect the website from cyber attacks, but also allow for stable website performance which is often challenging with a highly responsive website design.

“Our biggest challenge was being able to make the website beautiful while giving customers a seamless experience,” said Dar. “After trialing Imperva Incapsula for a few months, we quickly realized that it was the right service for us, and we’ve seen a 10-15 percent increase in static asset and image delivery performance. It also supports HTTP/2 which is something we didn’t see with our previous CDN provider.”

Assisted by the Imperva Incapsula support team, Westwing experienced a painless switch to the Imperva Incapsula service from its previous DDoS mitigation and CDN providers. The company is continuing its global operations with all of its websites being routed through the Imperva Incapsula cloud.

“Imperva Incapsula WAF is ideal for e-commerce websites that handle a lot of traffic because it is fast to implement, cost-effective and offers comprehensive website protection—all while reducing latency,” said Meg Bear, Senior Vice President of Cloud Services at Imperva. “For online businesses experiencing international growth, the Imperva cloud service is scalable to meet these demands.  When coupled with our CDN, customers get a comprehensive solution providing both website security and optimized website performance.”

About Imperva
Imperva® (NYSE:IMPV), is a leading provider of cyber security solutions that protect business-critical data and applications. The company’s CounterBreach, SecureSphere, Incapsula and Skyfence product lines enable organizations to discover assets and risks, protect information wherever it lives – in the cloud and on-premises – and comply with regulations. The Imperva Application Defense Center, a research team comprised of some of the world’s leading experts in data and application security, continually enhances Imperva products with up-to-the-minute threat intelligence, and publishes reports that provide insight and guidance on the latest threats and how to mitigate them. Imperva is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California. Learn more:, our blog, on Twitter.

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