Akamai continues to lead Gartner for Web Application Firewalls for fourth consecutive year, to protect business-critical, web-scale applications.
Gartner analysts have coined an acronym for next stage of application security: cloud-based Web Application and API Protection, or WAAP.
Gartner defines WAAP services as the evolution of cloud WAF services. WAAP services combine cloud-delivered, as-a-ser-vice deployment of WAF, bot mitigation, DDoS protection and API security, with a subscription model.
- By 2023, > 30% of web applications and APIs will be protected WAAP services. This is an increase from 10% today.
- By 2024, most organizations implementing multi-cloud strategies for web applications in production will use only cloud WAAP services. The WAF market is driven by customers' need to protect public and internal web applications.
Akamai meets this challenge head-on by offering something nobody else has: an edge platform with unmatched visibility into the ever-evolving threat landscape. The Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform enables accurate, predictive WAF protection for websites, apps, and APIs — wherever they're deployed.