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SECURITY: Loophold Announces Upgrade to Firewall


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Loophold announces upgrade to Trustwave WebDefend Web Application Firewall

Loophold Security Distribution, local distributor of Trustwave information security and compliance solutions, has announced a major upgrade to Trustwave's WebDefend Web Application Firewall

A Web Application Firewall (WAF) is a technology that provides protection for Web applications (such as an e-commerce site) against cyber attacks. Trustwave WebDefend provides Web applications with real-time, continuous security against attacks and data loss, ensures Web sites operate as intended and help businesses comply with industry regulations such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). WebDefend is in use today at businesses around the globe, protecting Web applications from attacks that could disrupt business and compromise sensitive data.

Says Martin Tassev, MD of Loophold Security Distribution: "Web applications are becoming central to business and thus the role of IT security in this area is becoming ever more critical and pervasive. The new features delivered with WebDefend 5.0 provide the necessary functionality to secure web applications in the increasingly volatile environment in which they exist."

WebDefend's new internationalisation capabilities can protect Web applications in any language, including double byte languages such as Japanese, Korean and Chinese. The recent upgrade to WebDefend also includes enhanced virtual patching and custom rule capabilities, including Web application scanner integration with multiple global providers. WebDefend now integrates with IBM AppScanTM and Cenzic HailstormTM with an easy workflow to build virtual patches based on scan results. Virtual patching protects vulnerable applications from attack, without having to wait for the next application release.

The upgrade also includes multi-tenancy features that enable multiple customers to be defined in a single appliance with secure separation that ensures customers cannot view each other's data. This new feature enables hosting providers and Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) to offer managed WAF services based on WebDefend.

WebDefend can be purchased as a stand-alone product, or as a component of Trustwave's 360 Application Security program, which combines Secure Code Training, Application Penetration Testing, Code Review and Trustwave WebDefend with Virtual Patching into a holistic application security program. This solution is delivered by SpiderLabs, the advanced security team within Trustwave, bridging the gap between expert manual testing and automated protection found within many organisations. The PCI DSS has always required Web application security, either using a WAF or through application penetration testing. Trustwave's 360 Application Security program adheres to security best practices by bringing together both solutions to further secure the business.

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