Signature-Based vs. Scoring-Based WAF

March 5, 2021

Web Application Firewalls, or WAFs, are a key component of modern web security. According to Verizon’s 2020 Data Breach Incident Report, over 80% of attacks last year targeted web applications--an unsurprising statistic given the ever-increasing size of modern applications’ attack surface. However, not all WAFs are created equal. As both cyber attacks and web applications become more and more complex, WAFs must use increasingly sophisticated techniques to secure applications--and to ensure that protection does not come at the expense of performance.