What is a Web Application Firewall (WAF)?

What is a Web Application Firewall (WAF)?

A Web Application Firewall is a layer 7 aware firewall that actively protects against exploits, brute force attacks, DDoS and more. It is an essential part of running a website to utilize a web application firewall to actively prevent security risks and punish offenders of such perpetration.

How do I use a WAF?

Triii Technologies LLC includes TriiiActiveWAF with all WordPress Webhosting plans. Triii ActiveWAF is our house WAF, enhanced further with NGinX with ModSecurity to cover a broad range of Cyber Attacks and exploits. We use specialized hardware for our WAF’s to increase performance across the board for your website.

Triii ActiveWAF additionally includes XSS request checking, MySQL Injection request checking and the ability to act as a full Varnish Cache for your WordPress Website.

Can I add a WAF to my non WordPress Website?

absolutely, some Web Application Firewalls such as Naxsi even coming with a generic configuration + a learning mode to better understand your applications normal network habits. After a period of time running learning mode, you can then greatly restrict network operations to your applications habits. After the restriction is performed any network traffic that falls outside of the model generated for your network, you can choose to outright block.