Web application firewall

Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity announces new product versions for R&S®Web Application Firewall: Business and Enterprise Edition

Advanced security for websites, web applications and web services tailored to different customer environments

The latest version of the R&S Web Application Firewall provides even more comprehensive protection against threats for business-critical web applications. With two product versions, Business and Enterprise Edition, different use cases can be addressed.

Munich, March 7, 2019 - In the digitalized business world, everything revolves around applications, and probably every company is struggling with an ever-increasing software administration effort. The R&S Web Application Firewall by Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity plays an important role in setting up and implementing an application security strategy. The R&S Web Application Firewall protects business-critical web applications from threats and known and unknown attacks, including the OWASP Top 10.

The right Web Application Firewall for the right customer
Version 6.5.2 enables Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity to respond even more precisely to the protection needs of its customers: from securing the core business applications such as Outlook Web Access, Microsoft® SharePoint™, SAP or WordPress to protecting the most business-critical and even custom web applications. The availability of two different editions of the R&S Web Application Firewall allows to select a product that is most suited to their business to ensure its continuous success. Two versions are now available and offer a variant set of features to address different customer requirements:

Business Edition

  • protects standard business applications such as Exchange, SharePoint or SAP with predefined template configuration for ease of implementation
  • offers a comprehensive feature set at a more affordable price
  • different bandwidth requirements with entry-level physical and virtual appliance models

Enterprise Edition

  • protects all types of applications, including custom-built web services based on APIs
  • leverages advanced security engines for complex attacks inherent to more advanced apps
  • DevOps integration: supporting continuous development by protecting custom apps, but also improving performance
  • Optional modules such as extended API security and Web SSO for adaptive authentication
  • Available on a broad range of physical and virtual appliances selected and tested for maximum performance and also AWS and Microsoft Azure marketplaces

Dedicated Management Console simplifies R&S Web Application Firewall configuration and management of all applications. Customers also have the ability to automate the response of their R&S Web Application Firewalls to the risk profile of their applications and the contextual behavior of their users through a workflow-based scenario building system and advanced performance orchestration API. By installing a dedicated Console, version 6.5.2 offers improved usability and efficiency to centrally manage global policies. It includes also a workflow-based scenario building, advanced analytics with drill-down and customization capabilities. Fully scalable and technology agnostic, the Management Console allows to consistently manage applications deployed in multi-cloud or hybrid cloud environments avoiding vendor lock-in and escalating costs.

Virtual and hardware appliance
The R&S Web Application Firewall can be deployed either on-premises, in hosted environments or in public clouds. Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity offers a comprehensive portfolio of virtual machines and hardware appliances selected and tested for maximum performance. Results are expressed in transactions per second. Different models with individual specifications are available for both the Business and Enterprise Editions. Business Edition is available on physical and virtual appliances with different bandwidth requirements. Enterprise Edition is available on physical and virtual appliances on-premises and in the public clouds of Azure and AWS.

R&S Cloud Protector: Web Application Firewall as a Service
The R&S Cloud Protector is a scalable Web Application Firewall as a Service solution designed specifically to meet the cloud's security challenges at the application level. Web applications are thus effectively protected against known and unknown attacks. The Anti-DDoS option prevents Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that paralyze web pages. R&S Cloud Protector enables all companies and users to protect their web applications without having to manage the back-end infrastructure required or acquire new skills.

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