As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, web applications and application programming interfaces (APIs) have become central to enterprise operations. The increase in their uptake has, unfortunately, made them susceptible to cyber threats. Web applications, due to their constant availability for uninterrupted service provision, are highly vulnerable to hacking attempts. Likewise, according to a report by Marsh McLennan, the average annual API-related total global cyber loss totalled US$ 41-75 billion (Rs. 3.3 – 6.1 trillion).
WAAP Solutions offer a robust and user-friendly platform for controlling and automating a company’s operations. In this article, we will look at their benefits and the best practices for implementing and utilising them.
The Evolution Of WAAP
Web Application and API Protection (WAAP) is an anti-attack security solution. Businesses can protect their web applications and APIs against widespread threats with WAAP’s configurable security rules.
Over the years, Web Application and API Protection has evolved as the premier solution for businesses to protect their online applications. With a WAAP solution, businesses can safeguard customer information and prevent targeted attacks on their online applications. It was initially developed to aid companies in preventing unwanted access to their websites by keeping intruders at bay. Today, WAAP-as-a-service is used to prevent data leakage and ensure the safety of online APIs.
Thanks to cloud-based deployment approach, businesses can use web application security from any place with an internet connection. This deployment option is the most convenient and economical since it does not need client installation or upkeep of WAAP software.
Since it’s SaaS-based, there are no infrastructure requirements like:
It means that any server with access to the internet may be used for its deployment. The platform may also grow to support a large number of users. In addition, it may function without servers or other supporting infrastructure.
It’s easier than you would expect to set up a database in a SaaS environment. The software’s administration console helps configure the utmost settings. With this, creating and maintaining a database is significantly simpler and quicker.
It can function locally or on the cloud and is compatible with Windows and Mac. The simple interface also makes it easier to track performance.
Web Application and API Protection is an effective software for streamlining processes and automating routine tasks. Its many advantages include shorter processing times, higher levels of precision and productivity, and lower overall costs. WAAP Solutions’ deployment options are flexible and may be tailored to meet specific requirements – using cloud-based solutions, putting them in place locally, or utilising hybrid models that blend the two are all standard practices.
Yotta’s Managed Web Application & API Protection solution protects businesses’ online assets from the evils of the cyber world. It safeguards digital assets and customer data against new and existing threats, across various environments irrespective of the application architecture in use.