Web Application Firewall Deployment Experts
Take a More Aggressive Stance to Ensure the Maximum Protection
OPG is committed to the security, integrity and confidentiality of any platform it services. As the cyber industry and threat actors evolve, it has become necessary to take a more aggressive stance to ensure the maximum protection of OPG clients’ web assets. Simply, the attacks against web and mobile assets are growing more frequent and more complex, and the added layer of protection is needed now more than ever.
OPG works diligently every month to ensure the protection and security of its clients’ web and mobile platforms. However, with new vulnerabilities being identified every day, it is not possible for every platform to be prepared for a “zero day” vulnerability that is released and for which there is no patch yet available. This is where the web application firewall can protect them, even in this case.
For most of us, we have no idea what a Web Application Firewall is and how it works. Simply, a Web Application Firewall acts as a “shield” of security around your websites and software platforms. It provides a service that will block any malicious requests directed to your web platform(s) such as Cross Site Scripting, SQL Injection, and other common attack vectors before they can reach your server. Web Application Firewalls have become so crucial to website security that some providers, such as Google, have begun to negatively affect the SEO rankings for sites that do not have these proper security safeguards. This service can be provided by various trusted vendors and OPG has a team of experts that are highly skilled in making the best selections for your platform. The costs of a Web Application Firewall, depending on the provider you choose, is minimal compared to being compromised, and the benefits are remarkable.
OPG has been on the forefront of security and has helped many of its clients gain the necessary security they needed for their platform. OPG will work with you to discuss your requirements, needs and the functionality of your software platform. Once the details are discovered, OPG can then make recommendations about which cloud WAF provider best fits those requirements. When implementing a WAF for its clients, OPG takes the time to ensure that all aspects of the available offerings, from the WAF providers, are correctly rendered, established, and tuned to the client’s specific needs. All platforms are different, and the knowledge that OPG has gained over the years can be leveraged to deliver a solution that best fits your needs.
Deployment of a Web Application Firewall is minimal in cost as compared to the cleanup and mitigation of even a small breach of non-essential data. Even small breaches of non-secure data carry costs that are often in the tens of thousands of dollars. If your platform has more sensitive data, it can be many times this. OPG is not stating this as a fear tactic. In fact, OPG is not compensated by any vendor for the Web Application Firewall. It simply recommends this very small insurance policy to protect your environment 24 x 7 x 365.