The modern application landscape has become fragmented. While applications are more likely than ever to be built on microservices and hosted on public cloud platforms, many legacy applications continue to reside in the data center. At the same time, the threat landscape continues to evolve to utilize multiple avenues of attack, including APIs, automated bots, and availability-based attacks. Traditional, on-premises-based, and siloed tools were not designed for the dynamic, distributed application environment most enterprises support today.
As a result, cloud-delivered web application and API protection platforms, also called WAAP, have emerged. These solutions converge web application firewall, distributed denial of