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Breach and Akamai Deliver Cloud Computing Security

Solution developed to work in conjunction with the new Web Application Firewall service offered by Akamai

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Breach Security has announced the release of the WebDefend Global Event Manager, a solution developed to work in conjunction with the new Web Application Firewall service offered by Akamai Technologies.

When deployed with Akamai’s Web Application Firewall service, the WebDefend Global Event Manager is the first web application security management solution that defends against global application security threats by enabling customers to make distributed cloud and data center defense-in-depth architectures operational.

The WebDefend Global Event Manager is designed to work in concert with Akamai’s solutions across joint customers’ web environments in real-time to accurately detect and block attacks, prevent unauthorized data leakage, improve performance and identify and remediate web application coding errors. The launch of the Akamai Web Application Firewall service adds a compelling new layer of defense for web applications.

“Enabling content delivery cloud networks with an off-premises web application firewall is an interesting new deployment option for web security including PCI compliance,” said Greg Young, Research VP of Gartner.

The WebDefend Global Event Manager enables customers to consolidate logs and intelligence from the Akamai Web Application Firewall service with events and the deep application visibility provided by Breach’s WebDefend solutions, which are deployed in customer data centers.

The distributed cloud and data center defense-in-depth solution provides enterprises and leading web properties with the following break-through capabilities:

  • Defense-in-Depth: Visualize and monitor the security, compliance, and health of their entire web application environment, from the cloud to the customer data center
  • Optimize Application Performance: Continuously optimize the balance between web application performance and security by implementing distributed detection and blocking of malicious traffic with maximum efficacy, minimizing attack-related consumption of communication and processing resources across the entire web application environment
  • Automation: Automatically generate combined cloud and data center web application reporting for trending, audit and compliance purposes
  • Detailed Event Reporting: Deliver integrated web application security events to security operations centers, security event and incident management solutions, governance, risk and compliance solutions, and managed security service providers

“Akamai’s innovative relationship with Breach, a known leader and innovator in the web application firewall market, is structured to enable our joint customers go beyond ‘defense-in-depth’ for complex web applications,” said John Summers, senior product line director for Akamai. “When customers use Breach’s WebDefend together with Akamai’s cloud based solutions, they will be able to apply a defense-in-depth approach at the application layer, while experiencing the performance benefits of the Akamai Platform and the operational visibility that helps WebDefend stand apart in the Web application firewall market today.”

“Akamai, a true technology pioneer with a uniquely capable service delivery platform, understands the urgent need for all organizations to protect their web applications,” said Sanjay Mehta, senior vice president for Breach Security. “Breach is delighted to support Akamai’s use of the ModSecurity Core Rule Set in the Akamai Web Application Firewall service. We believe that enabling customers to block threats at the Akamai Edge, can lead to improved performance and efficiency for their web-based applications. Breach is completing the picture by presenting Akamai’s real time intelligence from the cloud with the WebDefend Global Event Manager in a way that is designed to enable our joint customers to accelerate and streamline the identification, prioritization and remediation of web application attacks from the Akamai Edge to the customer’s data center.”

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