Web Application Security

Process of securing confidential data stored online from unauthorized access and modification

Web Application Security

Web application security is a branch of Information Security that deals specifically with security of websites, web applications and web services. At a high level, Web application security draws on the principles of application security but applies them specifically to Internet and Web systems.
With the emergence of Web 2.0, increased information sharing through social networking and increasing business adoption of the Web as a means of doing business and delivering service, websites are often attacked directly. Hackers either seek to compromise the corporate network or the end-users accessing the website by subjecting them to drive-by downloading. As a result, industry is paying increased attention to the security of the web applications themselves in addition to the security of the underlying computer network and operating systems. The majority of web application attacks occur through cross-site scripting (XSS) and SQL injection attacks which typically result from flawed coding, and failure to sanitize input to and output from the web application.

At GWC NETWORKS we ensure security at the foundation of your software development and ongoing operations which are critical to preventing attacks and keeping the hackers out of your applications. GWC NETWORKS adopts a holistic, life cycle approach which can greatly enhance your ability to develop and manage stable, secure applications, and one of the critical elements of this life cycle approach is a Web application firewall (WAF).

Web Application Firewall (WAF) is an appliance, server plug-in, or filter that applies a set of rules to an HTTP conversation. By customizing the rules to your application, many attacks can be identified and blocked.

Our consulting and network security team assists its valuable clients to plan and successfully safeguard from minor and major risks associated with the vulnerabilities of the web applications based on:Cross Site Scripting

  • SQL Injection
  • PHP Injection,
  • JavaScript Injection
  • Path Disclosure
  • Denial of Service
  • Code Execution
  • Memory Corruption
  • Cross Site Request Forgery
  • Information Disclosure
  • Arbitrary File
  • Local File Include
  • Remote File Include
  • Overflow
  • Others

Web applications are at the heart of your business – they hold your intellectual property, drive your sales, and keep the trust of your customers. But here’s the problem – they’re fast becoming the preferred attack vector of hackers. Applications, including Web and mobile, are the foundation of business and collaboration. So it requires an urgent attention and priority.

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