Web applications are the most common attack vector often used for penetrating into organizations network, because websites are complex and developed by those who has little knowledge on Application security. So, what will safeguard organizations as well as provide flexibility for application developers? Many in the industry would suggest the implementation of Web Application Firewall (WAF),
WAF is a filtering technique which is placed in front of the web application to intercept the incoming traffic for identifying attack pattern and prevent them from reaching the application.
The Gartner research team states: