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To tell the truth, I was not much interested in Web Application Firewall market since the time when I was doing competitive analysis in Positive Technologies. Thanks to Positive Technologies for such an opportunity!
And for comparison from and reports:. The first thing that caught my eye was Akamai in the leaders! And apparently this will be the main message. CDN class products with some WAF and Anti-DDoS functionality that previously were not taken seriously now starting to conquer the market and displace traditional players.
Of course, they are only suitalbe for protecting public web applications. But, on the other hand, it is the main usecase for WAFs, right? Traditional Web Application Firewall vendors, that make mainly hardware appliances, also understand this. They are trying to transfer their products to the cloud and create SAAS solutions. Usually such solutions are more functional, but they are not so convenient to use.
Well, if some vendors are trying to deploy their solutions in cloud, it would be logical to have someone cloud giants with own WAF products at the market. What abilities Application Firewall should have?
Where is the boundary between the firewall and the WAF? And what about the technological innovations in the main functionality? Use of machine learning is rare and often still unproven. As far as I understand the logic of Gartner, to be considered a Visionary company need to show the progress in machine learning.
There are three Visioners this year. Including the company where I worked — Positive Technologies. Last year they were all alone in this quadrant. Radware and Instant Logic. Reading about all the companies in a row maybe rather boring, but if you are choosing a WAF, be sure to read about them here. However, I would also not advise you to draw conclusions based of this report only. This is nothing more than marketing description still and the real possibilities of products can be estimated after a real PoC in your organization.
What’s new in Gartner WAF Magic Quadrant 2017?
It has become popular to blame Gartner. The main point is that the organization takes money from vendors and estimates them at the same time. And the financing is not transparent. Read here a good post about it.
Imperva Recognized as a Gartner Magic Quadrant WAF Leader, Five Years Running | Imperva
However, my opinion is that the reports are still useful and beneficial. But you should understand that this is a powerfull marketing tool in the hands of corporations, so do not rely on it completely. Gartndr is from Switzerland and Rohde from Germany. Your email address will not be published. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
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They recently bought Seculert, which adds machine learning, big data analytics and sandboxing capabilities.
Instart Logic from Palo Alto. It seems that they are visionaries because of their semi-automated security filletype service Helios that uses machine learning to generate suggested policies based on log analysis. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.