Only NetScaler uses a single-pass architecture for traffic processing that enables it to perform web application firewall (WAF) inspection in a single pass. This significantly reduces the latency of each request for optimal application performance. And because advanced WAF capabilities come built in with NetScaler, there’s no need to purchase a separate WAF solution.
NetScaler WAF hybrid security model
For the most comprehensive protection from OWASP Top 10 attacks to zero-day exploits, NetScaler WAF employs a hybrid security model that incorporates policies, profiles, and signatures to protect against known and unknown web application attacks.
To save you time, NetScaler WAF uses automated learning, called dynamic profiling, to understand how a protected application works. By using a repetitive-pattern filter, NetScaler WAF adapts to the application even as developers continue to develop and deploy it, so it is always protected.
One WAF, multiple deployment options
NetScaler WAF provides operational consistency and the same comprehensive protection no matter where your application is hosted:
- On hardware
- As a VM on hardware
- As a VM on-premises or in the cloud
- On bare metal
- In a container
- In the cloud and fully managed by NetScaler
- As-a-service with DDoS included
What you can do with NetScaler web application firewall
Detect attacks early by using pre-configured and customized signature rules for pattern matching to block attacks
Defend against application-layer attacks with built-in security checks
Patch vulnerabilities on the fly with signature protections for known vulnerabilities
Distinguish between good and bad bots to protect your application from attack
Prevent spam requests from known bad IPs by restricting traffic into your network
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Detecting attacks early with NetScaler WAF
NetScaler WAF at a glance
WAF protection at massive scale
Attack matching to unique application flows helps enterprises with hundreds or thousands of applications to detect and mitigate threats, so SecOps teams can focus on strategic initiatives or vulnerabilities elsewhere in their infrastructure
Single-pass architecture provides the most efficient traffic inspection without compromising application performance
Hybrid security model
Hybrid security model uses both signatures to block unwanted traffic and positive security checks to enforce what is allowed
Dynamic profiling applies automated security checks even as the application is continuously developed and deployed
Hosted on-premises or in the cloud with operational consistency across both
Protects against known and unknown attacks, including OWASP Top 10 and zero-day threats, using multiple threat research sources
Automates protection against internet-based attacks and keeps traffic in the cloud or on-premises at the edge
Forrester names NetScaler a top performer in web application firewalls
NetScaler (formerly Citrix ADC) has been recognized as one of the top web application firewall (WAF) solutions in The Forrester Wave™: Web Application Firewalls, Q3 2022. The report evaluated 12 WAF providers on 24 criteria including current offering, strategy, and market presence.