Barracuda launches new capabilities for Web Application and API Protection (WAAP)
Barracuda Cloud Application Protection strengthens web application and API security, adds account takeover protection, boosts client-side supply chain attack protection, and includes new technology integration with Venafi
ATHENS, Greece, May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Barracuda Discover.22 EMEA Partner Conference --
Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-first security solutions, today announced the expansion of Barracuda Cloud Application Protection, its platform for Web Application and API Protection (WAAP). This new release adds powerful new automated API Discovery and GraphQL security capabilities, augments Account Takeover Protection capabilities, and enhances the client-side protection feature set. Additionally, the integration of Barracuda Web Application Firewall and Venafi Trust Protection Platform adds the ability to continually automate machine identity management for TLS certificates to stop outages and make it easy to scale web application firewall usage.
According to Gartner®, "Web applications, mobile applications and APIs are subject to increasing volumes of complex attacks. Security and risk management technical professionals responsible for application security architecture must use an appropriate mix of mitigating technologies to secure applications."1
With this new release, Barracuda Cloud Application Protection includes continuous, automatic API Discovery using machine learning to improve compliance and security. This capability greatly reduces the administrative overheads of importing API specs and configuring protections, while allowing development teams to build and deploy secure APIs quickly.
Additional highlights of this release include:
"Before Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service, it's almost like we were blind. We had no visibility into just how frequently we were being probed and attacked. Now going through the logs, our eyes have been opened, and it seems a wonder that we never suffered a serious breach in the past," said Kieron Prince, Cloud and Infrastructure Lead at L&Q in a Barracuda case study.
"Barracuda has earned a reputation for providing powerful, easy-to-use protection for web applications and APIs," said Dave Sasson, Chief Strategy Officer at Hanu, an award-winning Microsoft Cloud services provider and Azure Expert MSP. "These new enhancements provide our mutual customers with a higher level of protection against API, bot, and client-side attacks."
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1Gartner, "Protecting Web Applications and APIs from Exploits and Abuse," by William Dupre, published 9 March 2022.
Gartner, "Magic Quadrant for Web Application and API Protection" by Jeremy D'Hoinne, Adam Hils, Rajpreet Kaur, John Watts, Published 20 September 2021.
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