One of the most difficult attacks to avoid today is the drive-by. Users accessing a so-called "trusted" website may find that it has been infected and they, now, are part of the infection chain. Securing a website is a huge task. The site may be used for a variety of attacks to unsuspecting users and the site itself may be subject to attacks such as DDoS. By proxying all users to the site via a secure content delivery system most, if not all, of the risks are virtually eliminated.
Incapsula does exactly that. By forcing all content through a secure data center, users - and site operators - are assured of safe, dependable content delivery. With multiple data centers around the world, Incapsula also ensures acceptable performance. Incapsula also provides improved performance through several mechanisms, such as content and network optimization. With data center load balancing and automatic failover, website performance is further enhanced.
Event management is straightforward and the reporting for that is complete and comprehensive. This allows operators to respond rapidly to required policy changes. Reporting likewise is comprehensive and includes such mechanisms as PCI compliance reports.
In an era where the cloud is becoming the preferred way to deliver content - web-based systems no longer simply serve up brochure material - and access internal resources such as backend databases, some form of protection is a must. One might argue that websites are, by themselves, the precursors to the cloud, so it is only reasonable that the cloud is where their protection - and that of their users - resides.