Web Application Firewall (WAF)

A Web Application Firewall (WAF) comes standard with all stacks, bundled into the price of the stack. This mitigates DDoS and malicious web traffic as shown by the diagram below. 

Incapsula uses an intelligent automated rule-based system for detecting and preventing attacks and intrusions. The service is continuously updated to detect and automatically mitigate new attacks, much like a virus scanner gets regularly updated databases of signatures to detect. 

Some Security incidents require human intervention to mitigate. These are only assessed and mitigated where they are discovered and raised by Silverstripe or an agency as a Priority Level 1 incident. Where automated detection is insufficient, an agency may wish to consider adding the Premium Managed Service.

Content Delivery Network (CDN)

Incapsula enables websites to be configured and architected to support extremely high traffic levels. Public pages and files can be cached and delivered via a global network of nodes that includes Auckland, and which enables hundreds of page requests per second. Website visitors retrieve their content from the node detected to be closest to them to reduce network latency and increase website performance. We recommend that you work with our team so that bandwidth, security, and architectural issues are well managed.

WAF network blocks unwanted traffic from spammers, bots and hackers

Optional Premium Managed Service:

An additional monthly fee provides agencies with:

  1. Access to a web-based dashboard with real-time reporting and configuration options, providing increased visibility into malicious activity directed to a website.
  2. Automated email contact 24/7 in the case of incidents.
  3. Proactive assessment of all security incidents, including those that require human intervention as they were not automatically mitigated by the Web Application Firewall.

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