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NSFOCUS Positioned in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls

by August 5, 2014 Industry

SYDNEY, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — NSFOCUS TECHNOLOGIES, INC., a global provider of distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation solutions and Web security, today announced it has been included in Gartner’s first Web Application Firewall (WAF) Magic Quadrant Report. NSFOCUS is positioned for its "completeness of vision" and "ability to execute."


  • Gartner definition of the Web Application Firewall Market – The Web application firewall (WAF) market is defined by a customer’s need to protect internal and public Web applications when they are deployed locally (on-premises) or remotely (hosted, "cloud" or "as a service"). WAFs are deployed in front of Web servers to protect Web applications against hackers’ attacks, to monitor access to Web applications, and to collect access logs for compliance/auditing and analytics. WAFs are most often deployed in-line, as a reverse proxy, because historically it was the only way to perform some in-depth inspections. Other deployment modes exist, such as transparent proxy, bridge mode, or the WAF being positioned out of band (OOB) and, therefore, working on a copy of the network traffic.


  • Dedicated R&D and support teams and competitive price/performance – For more than a decade, NSFOCUS research and development teams have monitored and studied Web attacks, vulnerabilities and DDoS threats, providing mitigation solutions to enterprises, hosting providers and data centers around the globe. The company’s web security solutions detect vulnerabilities and DDoS attacks and mitigate against malicious activity in real time, without affecting the flow of good user traffic.
  • Web Application Firewall collaborates and communicates with NSFOCUS anti-DDoS System – By communicating with the Scrubbing Center of NSFOCUS Anti-DDoS System (ADS), the WAF has the ability to mitigate application-layer DDoS attacks (such as HTTP GET/POST Flood) and small attacks. It redirects incoming Web traffic to the ADS system when congestion is detected and then switches back to normal, protecting website customers from the risks of Web application attacks and DDoS threats while alleviating the challenges of latency issues.
  • The product has earned a number of local and global product certifications – including ISCA WAF certification and the Veracode Level 4 VerAfied security mark.


Yonggang Han, Director of Global Business, NSFOCUS, said,

"With the ever-increasing number of threats perpetrated by hackers today, the need for enterprise-grade Web security solutions is greater than ever before. Our extensive product line provides an "all-in-one" solution to data centers, ISPs and enterprises to fight against the most sophisticated Web attacks and DDoS threats."

Gartner Web Application Firewalls Magic Quadrant by Jeremy D’Hoinne, Adam Hils, Greg Young, Joseph Feiman, June 17, 2014.

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Founded in 2000, NSFOCUS provides enterprise-level, carrier-grade solutions and services for distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation, Web security and enterprise-level network security. With more than a decade of experience in DDoS research and development and mitigation, NSFOCUS has helped customers around the world maintain high levels of Internet security, website uptime and business operations to ensure that their online systems remain available. For more information, visit

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