Incapsula Web Application Firewall (Sponsored)


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When I speak with people who have interviewed for front-end jobs at cryptocurrency exchanges, they always tell me how surprised they are that a majority of the interview questions are security-centric.  Basic front-end security practices are fair game for all front-end developer interviews but anything in the financial sector, especially cryptocurrency, is going to test you.

I've been asked to look at and share with you Incapsula, a service which provides CDN, web security, and DDOS protection (among other things) for your organizations.  Always wanting to be ahead, Incapsula has their eye on providing security and protection for blockchain-based businesses and institutions.

Quick Hits

  • Incapsula offers you a free 7 day trial
  • Incapsula provides CDN, security, DDoS protection, load balancing, and more
  • Incapsula is trusted by Wix, Thomson Reuters, Hitachi, and Siemens
  • Incapsula has added a focus on blockchain based security and availability
  • Incapsula's WAF service is an all-in-one solution to protect your web assets

As we do more banking and investing online, whether it be traditional financial transactions or cryptocurrencies, it's important that our web assets are secure, highly available, their delivery optimized, and are as immune as possible to DDoS attacks.  Denying customers' ability to access the site due to DDoS or failure of asset delivery, especially in the highly volatile time of cryptocurrencies, can lose you money and customers very quickly.

And if you're looking to start your own cryptocurrency via ICO, you need that ICO to go off without a hitch, or you could be sunk before it starts.  There have been many cases of ICOs being hit by DDoS and content hacking which diverted funds to a hacker's wallet address.  Yikes!

Web Application Firewall (WAF)

Incapsula offers a Web Application Firewall (WAF) that analyzes all user access to your web application and protects your application from cyber attacks. It protects against all web application attacks including OWASP top 10 threats and blocks malicious bots. It controls which visitors can access your application with traffic filtering based on a variety of factors.

The WAF profiles all aspects of the web application to detect attacks, such as preventing a site defacing attack that relies on cross site scripting. With this protection, your site can avoid the annoying validation requests, such as a CAPTCHA, that are prevalent on many sites.

Incapsula's Web Application Firewall, which protects access to your web assets, detects attacks, and prevents site defacing, is an incredible tool for keeping any site secure, but is an essential service for traditional and new age financial services.  Give Incapsula a look for your DDoS, CDN, and security needs -- the service looks amazing!