Open-source firewall supports multiple servers
Trustwave announced that the open
source ModSecurity® Web Application
Firewall now supports the top three web server platforms, including new
support for Microsoft's Internet Information Services and Nginx, in addition to
existing support for Apache Web servers.
Trustwave collaborated with the Microsoft
Security Response Center to extend the reach of ModSecurity to Microsoft IIS.
Web applications allow companies to
use the internet to conduct business and interface with a larger market,
delivering a better user experience for their customers and partners. With this
growth in usage, attackers are targeting web applications to break into the
core of an organization and gain access to its privileged information.
ModSecurity is a free, open source web
application firewall that is continuously developed and managed by SpiderLabs,
Trustwave's advanced security team. This open-source technology enforces
security policies to web transactions, reducing the risk of web-based attacks.
As an open source technology, users and developers contribute to the community
to help maintain a sustainable solution that defends web applications.
"Having ModSecurity available
for these additional platforms will help organizations protect their web
applications from attacks," says Nicholas Percoco, senior vice president
and head of Trustwave SpiderLabs. "As the principal custodian of the
ModSecurity open source product, we believe this new support for Microsoft IIS
and Nginx will further expand the popularity of the industry's open-source web
Trustwave also offers a proprietary
web application firewall called Trustwave WebDefend, which gives organizations
a simplified and easy-to-install web application firewall that offers
out-of-the-box reporting, a graphical user interface, and secured integration
with Trustwave SIEM.
[This article was posted on August 21, 2012, on the website of ABA Banking Journal, www.ababj.com.]