AWS WAF Primary Use Case

Vinamra Singhai
Principal Engineer at Nineleaps Technology
There are two things that we primarily use AWS WAF (Amazon Web Services Web Application Firewall) for. One use is within the company. Within the company, the intended use is to deploy our applications. It is like working with the cloud. We can start an application in S3 (Simple Storage Service), and use profiles for access to data. The other use is that most of our clients use a similar infrastructure. They are either using AWS, Azure or maybe Google Cloud Platform (GCP). We deploy this solution for them. Both uses are different. One is for the cloud solutions like AWS, Azure and GCP, and one is for the local server access. That is how you want to secure a server. You are securing a server, database, app servers, and ATA gateways. The other one is for implementing security for the AWS. You want to have both running side-by-side. Let me give you an example. Suppose, most of the people working for your company are connected from external locations with company-provided laptops or systems. I want to check all devices to make sure that they are being used in a secure way and not creating any breach of security. Those checks cannot be taken care of reliably from the AWS perspective. This is why you need two solutions. View full review »
Venkatesh VRH
Cloud security Consultant at 8KMiles
A primary use case example is when a customer from the cloud wants to expose his applications to the internet. We make sure that the clients, the applications, whatever they're trying to export, are public but that it's not going directly public. We make a backup, for instance, to protect the sellers and applications from security checks, etc. View full review »
NetworkAf67c
Network Analyst
It's all about the security of the cloud system. View full review »
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DigitalProd67
Head of Digital Product Office at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
We primarily use the solution for its rich insights to improve customer experience. View full review »
MohammedAbourafia
Manager, IT Infrastructure & Information Security at flyadeal
I'm a manager and in charge of IT infrastructure and information security for an airline company. We're a customer of AWS WAF. We use the product to protect the websites that our customers access to book flights. It provides the sites with DDoS protection and OWASP top 10 application security. View full review »
reviewer1410801
President at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
My whole business is cloud cost management. What I do is help people manage expenses. That encompasses everything from cleaning up software as a service subscriptions to optimizing AWS. My use cases for AWS WAF have to do with cloud research only. View full review »
AdviseIT67
Advisory and IT Transformation Consultant at Services dot cloud
The primary use of the solution is for perimeter security. I use it to secure my application and infrastructure. View full review »
Carlo Lainer
Senior Information Security Specialist at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is our web application firewall. View full review »
reviewer1275378
Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We are a technical services company and this is one of the solutions that we have helped implement for our clients. We stopped using AWS about six months ago and as such, we are not currently using the AWS Web Application Firewall. View full review »
Engineera5be
Engineer at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
We use it to protect our backend services. View full review »
Thierry Gaudin
IT Governance at Globecast
Our primary use case is to protect our internal web solution. We use it to have an internal application for our customers. We are an SME worldwide company, so we have some internal website solutions architects that use this as an internal portal to the internet. We apply a WAF front to our web application. View full review »
Founder4214
Founder at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
The primary use case is application security. We are using the latest version. View full review »
Develope2e0c
Developer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Application security is our primary use case. View full review »
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