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SonicWall WAF Series
Web Application Firewall



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The SonicWall Web Application Firewall (WAF) solutions enables the defensein-depth strategy to protect your web applications running in a private, public or hybrid cloud environment. It offers organizations a complete, out-of-box compliance solution for applicationcentric security that is easy to manage and deploy.

The SonicWall WAF Series is full-featured web application firewall that arms organizations with advanced web security tools and services to protect their data and web properties against modern, web-based threats. It applies deep packet inspection of Layer 7 web traffic against a regularly updated database of known signatures, denies access upon detecting web application threats and redirects users to an explanatory error page. In addition, the SonicWall WAF also baselines regular web application usage / behavior and identifies anomalies that may be indicative of attempts to compromise the application, steal data and/or cause a denial-of-service.

WAF employs a combination of signaturebased and application profiling deeppacket inspection, and high performance real-time intrusion scanning engine using event-driven architecture to dynamically defend against evolving threats as outlined by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), as well as more advanced web application threats like Denial of Service (DoS) attacks and context-aware exploits. Moreover, it learns, interrogates and baselines regular web application usage behaviors and identifies anomalies that may be indicative of attempts to compromise the application, steal data and/or cause a denial-of-service.

WAF provides economy of scale benefits of virtualization and can be deployed as a virtual appliance in private clouds based on VMWare or Microsoft Hyper-V; or in AWS or Microsoft Azure public cloud environments. This gives organizations all the security advantages of a physical WAF with the operational and economic benefits of virtualization, including system scalability and agility, speed of system provisioning, simple management and cost reduction.

Acceleration features include load balancing, content caching, compression and connection multiplexing improve performance of protected websites and significantly reduce transactional costs. A robust dashboard provides an easy-touse, web-based management interface featuring status page overview of all monitoring and blocking activities, such as signature database status information and threats detected and prevented since boot-up.

The Series is available in four models that represent their inspection capacities and can be deployed on a broad range of public/private cloud/virtualized deployment use cases.