The Web Application Firewall & Content Delivery Network or WAF/CDN for short is a product that can be purchased for your domain to provide additional security for a domain while at the same time increasing site performance in most cases.
The Web Application Firewall provides an extra layer of protection for your site. This product will mitigate and prevent hacking and DDoS attempts. This is done by Application Profiling. Traffic to your site is analyzed and explicitly blocks requests that do not fit your web application’s profile. Listed below are several of the major benefits of our WAF configuration.
- Bot Blocking
- Geo-Blocking (block traffic from specific countries)
- SQL Injection prevention
- Zero-Day Exploits prevention
- Brute Force Protection
- Scanning of Site Files for Malware or Spam Injections
While the list above is not exhaustive it does highlight many of the major benefits. The algorithms and detection routines are constantly updated daily to ensure that your site is protected against new and emergent threats.
The WAF runs on a globally distributed anycast network. With a focus on useful metrics to optimize site speed (total time, for example, as opposed to first byte or server response time). A CDN is a network of distributed servers that deliver site content to users based on the physical location of the user, the origin of the content and the content delivery server. Below we have listed some of the major benefits of configuring your domains to take advantage of the WAF/CDN product and configuration.
- High-Performance Servers
- Smart Caching Options
- Highly Optimized Configuration
- GZIP Compression
- Fast HTTP/2 Support
- Mitigate DDoS Attacks
The benefits above are included with the WAF product and configuration. A majority of users have noticed a significant increase in site load speed and performance.
If you are interested in learning more about this product and how it can benefit your site(s), please reach out to our support team via a ticket, LiveChat, or even give us a call.