Verizon‘s Digital Media Services arm is launching a beta version of its Web application firewall that is designed to protect Web applications and websites from cyber threats using rule sets deployed to the cloud.
The company saidÂ WednesdayÂ that it is deployingÂ Verizon WAF to the cloud instead of on-premiseÂ in order to help users navigateÂ command-and-control tools for access, scalability and security.
“In today’s Web application-threat landscape, organizations should employ security in layers where it is more cost-effective to block easy-to-spot attacks in the cloud, in combination with deeper analysis at the customer location,” said Andy Bokor, general manager of threat intelligence and research at Trustwave.
Verizon WAF uses Trustwave’s commercial rule set and the Open Web Application Security Project’s ModSecurity Core Rule Set to secure websites against attacks.
WAFÂ updates are rolled out to Verizon EdgeCast serversÂ within five minutes, the company said.