Best web application security

Winner: F5 Networks for BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM)

With the increase in application traffic moving to the web and the adoption of Web 2.0 services, more sensitive customer data is being exposed to new security vulnerabilities and attacks. F5's BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM) is an advanced web application firewall that provides comprehensive web application and web services XML security that significantly reduces and mitigates the risk of loss or damage to data, intellectual property and web applications. BIG IP ASM protects an organization's applications and data, and provides compliance provisions for PCI DSS, HIPAA and SOX. The solution provides comprehensive protection of identity information by controlling access to this information as part of every HTTP request/response. With BIG-IP ASM, customers have a complete solution that reduces the need for multiple appliances and increases confidentiality and integrity of the overall business.

BIG-IP ASM combines industry-leading security capabilities with performance levels many other solutions cannot match. By integrating security features with application acceleration technologies, such as RAM cache, compression, SSL offload, TCP optimization and other performance advantages, ASM delivers security without sacrificing speed. Additionally, ASM is easy to deploy. To save IT professionals time and to simplify management, ASM provides specific, built-in validated application policies, as well as an automatic policy-building engine that can quickly adapt to application updates, helping security and application teams quickly evolve with business needs. ASM also provides Multi-Layer Security, an integrated L2/L7 approach to providing security. Multi-Layer Security not only provides web application firewall security, but also AnyApp security, where the application is protocol-agnostic. And because ASM offers integrated functionality with BIG-IP Application Delivery Controllers, maintenance and costs associated with security are kept to a minimum, and without sacrificing performance.

Finalists 2009
  • Barracuda Networks for Barracuda Web Application Firewall
  • F5 Networks for BIG-IP Application Security Manager (ASM)
  • IBM for IBM Rational AppScan
  • Imperva for SecureSphere Web Application Firewall
  • Protegrity for Defiance Threat Management System (TMS)
  • WhiteHat for WhiteHat Security

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