<p>In 2016, I shared some thoughts about firewalls in general; their history and purpose in the information security domain. The point of the article was to help website owners differentiate between the types of firewalls they might encounter. Today, I will shift my focus specifically to website application firewalls (WAF).</p>
WAFs are not new, but have been traditionally deployed by large organizations. The SMB space has found renewed focus on WAFs over the past three years.