Cymulate’s Web Application solution tests your WAF security resiliency to web payloads and assists in protecting your web apps.
Web applications have become a central business component, and huge amounts of money and effort are spent protecting them. This has become complicated since web apps have grown from just a few enterprise ones to a multitude of backend web apps, including mobile apps, SaaS apps and other cloud-delivered solutions.
Furthermore, the number and diversity of threats keep on increasing - from advanced malware to web-specific application-layer attacks as well as denial and distributed denial of service (DoS / DDoS) attacks and security-induced usability issues. Regarding security, organizations rely on Web Application Firewall (WAF) for protecting their web apps. These days, it is very easy for cybercriminals and novice black hats to find all sort of automated attack tools online. With such tools, all they need to do is to insert a URL address as the target and launch their attack. Such a successful attack can bring down a B2C website which is used to generate revenue for the organization. Every minute the website is down will cost the organization a lot of money, especially since these websites are facing the world and once shut down, it can also impact the credibility and customer assurance which will translate in losing business. For example, one of the well-known data breaches of 2017 that happened at Equifax was caused by an application vulnerability (Apache Struts) in one of its websites affecting over 140 million consumers.
With Cymulate’s WAF assessment, you can check if your WAF configuration, implementation and features are able to block payloads before they get anywhere near your web applications. The platform simulates an attacker who tries to bypass your organization’s WAF and reach the web application followed by trying to perform malicious actions such as mining sensitive information, inflicting damage and forwarding users to infected websites using applicative attacks such as:
The assessment results are presented in an easy-to-understand comprehensive report. Mitigation recommendations are offered for each threat that has been discovered depending on the type of attack and phase it reached in its distribution method. This allows the organization to truly understand its security posture and take action to update and upgrade where necessary.