Web Application Security--The Next Evolution : Page 4
Web applications enable companies to conduct business with customers and partners, delivering highly valuable, and often confidential, information across enterprise barriers. However, the value of Internet communications cannot be realized until users have confidence that Internet channels are secure.
by Yuval Ben-Itzhak
Dec 9, 2002
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Web Application Protection
With the volume of infrastructure patches issued, the regularity of updates to applications and the increasing complexity of application components, maintaining a secure Web application through programming and system administration alone is nearly impossible.
The best way to secure the application environment is with Web application security products that are designed to monitor and secure traffic before it can reach the critical back-end infrastructure. By authorizing messages to assure their validity, these products prevent hackers from manipulating the application to cause damage or steal information. As Web application attacks have become by far the most common and typically most damaging threats, this level of protection is now a critical element to comprehensive enterprise security.
Yuval Ben-Itzhak, CTO and co-founder of KaVaDo Inc., heads KaVaDo's research and development center in Tel Aviv, Israel and is a well-seasoned CTO within the security space. Based upon 14 years of experience within various IT sectors, Ben-Itzhak identified a need for application-level security solutions that could uniquely address what was then an inadequately protected area of networks.