|Definition|| : ||Web Application Firewall
|Category|| : ||Computing Security
|Country/Region|| : ||World Wide
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What does WAF mean?
Web Application Firewall (WAF) is a firewall designed to protect web applications/servers from malicious traffic and blocks attempts to compromise the system. WAF is installed in front of a webserver in an effort to try and shield it from incoming attacks. It monitors traffic before it reaches the Web application, analyzing all requests using a rule base to filter out potentially harmful traffic or traffic patterns.