Edgio Strengthens Edge Security with DDoS Scrubbing and Enhanced Web Application and API Protection (WAAP) Capabilities
Product Enhancements Offer Increased Data Protection and Mitigate Increasingly More Sophisticated Threats
“New security vulnerabilities are growing at an accelerated rate, and with this growth, it’s imperative that technology also evolve at a similarly exponential rate to stay ahead of the threats,” said
DDoS attacks are on the rise. In fact, according to the 2022 Verizon DBIR (Data Breach Investigations Report), the number one security threat is a DDoS attack (46% of attacks) - and it’s growing every year. Therefore, it’s critical to have holistic protection from the full spectrum of DDoS attacks. With the addition of DDoS scrubbing solution,
Edgiois able to protect all networks and applications, including direct-to-origin network attack against non-web applications via its dedicated scrubbing capacity utilizing standard protocol such as BGP and GRE tunnel. The combination of Edgio’s Layer 3-7 DDoS protection via its 250+ Tbps with the dedicated DDoS scrubbing provides businesses with a full spectrum protection to ensure maximum resiliency and uptime of their network and applications.
Outbound security rules make it easier for companies to prevent attackers from causing a data breach via exploiting known vulnerabilities. Traditionally, security rules only inspect inbound requests to mitigate application attacks from the outside in.
Edgiois now adding the ability for security rules to scan outbound traffic as well, which prevents sensitive data and code leakage, providing an added layer of protection for confidential customer data and preventing the client from executing malicious code. Edgiois also adding the ability to detect and block requests originating from anonymous proxies, providing additional control on the access to customers’ applications. The advanced rules customizer allows customers to control the sensitivity of individual security rules maximizing its accuracy while minimizing false positives. Enhanced configuration management enables developers to directly import and export configuration JSON via both API and UI to rapidly deploy protection for new applications.
Whether for compliance reasons or to prevent commerce to certain countries,
Edgioenables clients to control access to their applications via advance access control rules. In the latest enhancements, Edgiois adding support for more granular regional control, down to the region or province level in its WAAP’s access rules and custom security rules, supporting ongoing compliance requirements in today’s changing geopolitical environment.
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