Named as Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jul 21, 2015 05:15 pm PST

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application FirewallsFor Second Consecutive Year, Imperva is the Only Company Positioned in the Leader’s Quadrant

Imperva Inc. (NYSE: IMPV), committed to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on-premises, today announced its sole leadership position in Gartner Inc.’s Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls (WAF). This is the second consecutive year that Imperva has been named as the only leader in this space.

“Being recognized as the only leader is a huge accomplishment,” said Anthony Bettencourt, CEO of Imperva. “Customers using Imperva SecureSphere and Imperva Incapsula know they are getting the best solution to directly protect their apps, and the data behind them, from the highly sophisticated, multi-stage attacks wielded by today’s well-resourced cyber criminal rings.”

Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall analyzes all user access to business-critical web applications and protects these applications and data from attacks. It learns what is considered “normal” behavior and correlates this with the industry’s leading threat intelligence, including the Imperva Application Defense Center, to deliver the ultimate protection for enterprises and small businesses alike.

SecureSphere Web Application Firewall finds and acts upon malicious dangers that can easily hide in innocuous web traffic and slip through traditional defense measures. Attacks such as SQL injection, cross-site scripting and remote file inclusion, as well as site scraping, comment spam and account takeover attacks are all detected and mitigated.

According to Gartner, “the WAF market is growing quickly, with a range of deployments from “good enough” to more complex WAF deployments aiming at high security. Enterprise security teams should evaluate how WAFs can provide improved security, require tolerable staff involvement and integrate in their security ecosystem.”

[1] Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls” by Jeremy D’Hoinne, Adam Hils, Greg Young, Nicole Papadopoulos, July 15, 2015.


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About Imperva

Imperva® (NYSE:IMPV), is a leading provider of cyber security solutions that protect business-critical data and applications. The company’s SecureSphere, Incapsula and Skyfence product lines enable organizations to discover assets and risks, protect information wherever it lives – in the cloud and on-premises – and comply with regulations. The Imperva Application Defense Center, a research team comprised of some of the world’s leading experts in data and application security, continually enhances Imperva products with up-to-the minute threat intelligence, and publishes reports that provide insight and guidance on the latest threats and how to mitigate them. Imperva is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California.

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