Posted by: RAH Infotech | August 16, 2012

Trustwave Teams with Microsoft to Bring Open-Source Web Application Firewall

World’s Most Deployed Web Application Firewall Now Supports Additional Web Servers

Trustwave, a leading provider of cloud-based compliance and information security solutions, today announced that the popular, open source ModSecurity® Web Application Firewall now supports the top three Web server platforms, including new support for Microsoft’s Internet Information Services (IIS) and Nginx, in addition to existing support for Apache Web servers. Trustwave collaborated with the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) to extend the reach of ModSecurity to Microsoft IIS.

ModSecurity is a free, open source Web application firewall (WAF) that is continuously developed and managed by SpiderLabs, Trustwave’s advanced security team. This open source technology enforces security policies to Web transactions, reducing the risk of Web-based attacks. As an open source technology, users and developers contribute to the community to help maintain a sustainable solution that defends Web applications.

“Having ModSecurity available for these additional platforms will help organizations protect their Web applications from attacks,” said Nicholas J. Percoco, senior vice president and head of Trustwave SpiderLabs. “As the principal custodian of the ModSecurity open source product, we believe this new support for Microsoft IIS and Nginx will further expand the popularity of the industry’s open-source Web application firewall.”

ModSecurity is a viable option for organizations such as hosting providers that have multiple customers using Web applications or companies that want a deeply customized Web application firewall to protect their Web application environment.

Trustwave also offers a proprietary Web application firewall called Trustwave WebDefend, which gives organizations a simplified and easy-to-install Web application firewall that offers out-of-the-box reporting, a graphical user interface, and secured integration with Trustwave SIEM. Trustwave WebDefend can be purchased as a stand-alone product, or as a component of the Trustwave 360 Application Security program, which combines secure code training, application penetration testing and code review with the Trustwave WebDefend Web application firewall.

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