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Web Application Firewalls: When Are They Useful?

Web Application Firewalls: When Are They Useful?

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Copyright © 2006 - The OWASP FoundationPermission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify thisdocument under the terms of the GNU Free DocumentationLicense.
The OWASPFoundationOWASPAppSecEurope
May 2006http://www.owasp.org/
Web Application Firewalls:When Are They Useful?
Ivan RisticThinking Stone
ivanr@webkreator.com+44 7766 508 210
 
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OWASP AppSec Europe 2006
Ivan Ristic
Web Application Securityspecialist; Developer.
Author of 
Apache Security
.
Founder of 
Thinking Stone
.
Author of 
ModSecurity
.
 
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OWASP AppSec Europe 2006
Why Use Web Application Firewalls?
In a nutshell:
1.Web applications are deployed terriblyinsecure.2.Developers should, of course, continue tostrive to build better/more secure software.3.But in the meantime, sysadmins must dosomething about it. (Or, as I like to say:
Weneed all the help we can get
.)
4.Insecure applications aside, WAFs are animportant building block in every HTTPnetwork.

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