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Industry award for web application firewall product

Applicure Technologies : 16 June, 2008  (New Product)
dotDefender from Applicure picks up Techworld award for the ability to centrally manage the security of web applications across multiple platforms
Applicure Technologies has announced that its web application firewall has received Techworld's Intrusion Detection/Intrusion Prevention Product of the Year award. Applicure dotDefender v 3.5/6 is the only multi-platform centrally managed web application firewall software plug-in that provides functionality that was previously available only in hardware appliances or for individual platforms.

The Techworld Awards is a leading networking and infrastructure awards event in the IT calendar. Recognising both products and users, the Techworld Awards reward innovation on all sides of the IT industry.

Maxwell Cooter, editor of Techworld said 'For most businesses these days, the website is critical to a company's success - but it also can be a major vulnerability. Applicure's dotDefender provides comprehensive protection for an organisation; it not only supports a variety of platforms but also offers a cheaper option than many appliance-based systems but does so without having a negative effect on a network's performance. It was clear that the company had thought about its customers' needs and offered an effective way to provide that essential protection.'

Yaacov Sherban, CEO of Applicure, commented, "We are delighted to receive this fantastic recognition from the highly regarded Techworld Awards. The award underscores the fact that we have developed the most innovative approach to web application security on the market today."

dotDefender is a rules based web application firewall which monitors and blocks attacks against websites and web applications. It protects the complete application stack - from the individual web application to web servers.

dotDefender works by evaluating HTTP requests using a combination of multiple security defenses: pattern recognition, session protection and signature knowledgebase with industry's largest set of rules (in excess of 800).

The technology works on both Apache and IIS Web Servers. The following operating systems: Window 2000/2003/XP, MacOS X PPC Intel and Linux distributions including RedHat, Fedora, Mandriva, debian, Ubuntu, Solaris SPARC and X86, Free BSD and CentOS are supported.

One dotDefender deployed per web server provides different security profiles for each site, enabling a granular approach, whether used for multiple websites, or multiple web applications. As the dotDefender is installed as a component of the webserver itself, dotDefender only uses minimal CPU resources, but does not involve any I/O usage or memory at all. For larger scale deployments, a Central Management is available to streamline configuration, monitoring, logging and reporting.

The dotDefender protects all web applications, with specific rule sets developed for OWA, SharePoint and other common applications.

The technology complements the network firewall and other network security products by intercepting seemingly legitimate users attempting to use the web application to commit fraud, or gain access to valuable and confidential information. It provides a broad attack coverage including, including SQL injection, cross-site scripting, path Traversal and many other assaults.

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