A web based firewall can be described as a security policy enforcement point established between a web application and the client end point. This functionality can be implemented in software or hardware, running in an appliance device, or in a typical server running a common operating system. It may be a stand-alone device or integrated into other network components.
In simple terms, a web based firewall protects web applications pretty much in the same way a traditional firewall protects a network. Web based firewall controls the input and output, as well as the access to and from the asset it is meant to protect.
However, traditional network firewalls, and even Intrusion Prevention Systems evaluate IP packets or protocols without an …Read More →