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Deploy Virtual Patches on Qualys WAF Based on Detected Web App Vulnerabilities

Two new features extend Qualys Web Application Firewall (WAF) 2.0 into an end-to-end solution for protecting web applications from attack. Virtual Patching lets organizations fine-tune security policies, remove false positives and customize rules leveraging vulnerability data from the Qualys WAS. Customizable Event Response helps customers evaluate and create exceptions to web events to better prioritize and mitigate vulnerabilities.

In this blog post I’ll dive into how the new features in Qualys WAF help security professionals protect their web apps from attack.

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Web Application Firewall Defends Your Web Apps

This week at RSA Conference 2014 in San Francisco, Qualys announced the general availability of QualysGuard Web Application Firewall.

QualysGuard WAF is designed to be *the* simple, scalable way to defend your web applications. Using virtual appliances running in either Amazon EC2 or VMware’s vCenter platform, QualysGuard WAF sensors (which analyze traffic to and from your applications) can be deployed rapidly with a minimal level of security expertise. It uses a new approach to strong web app security that evolves and adapts to the changing threat environment.

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