In the first post of this series, we talked about the practices that will optimize your site and increase its resilience to DDoS attacks. In the second post, we focused on caching best practices that can reduce the chances of a DDoS attack taking down your site. Today, we are going to emphasize the importance of having a Web Application Firewall.
What is a Web Application Firewall?
A web application firewall (WAF) is a firewall that filters, monitors, and blocks HTTP/HTTPS traffic to and from a web application.