NSFOCUS launches Web Application Firewall for SB Cloud in Japan


NSFOCUS launches Web Application Firewall for SB Cloud in Japan

SB Cloud partners with NSFOCUS to bring the first ICSA and Veracode certified Web Application Firewall powered by NSFOCUS to its customers

SINGAPORE, November 16, 2017 – NSFOCUS, the leader in holistic hybrid security solutions, is now offering its comprehensive Web Application Security solution on SB Cloud to provide enterprises with the most comprehensive application-layer protection solutions.

SB Cloud Corporation is a joint venture between SoftBank Corp, the Japan-based telecom subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp and Alibaba Group, offering cloud computing services in Japan utilizing technologies and solutions from Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group. Launched in 2016, SB Cloud plays a key role in supporting Alibaba Cloud’s business presence in Japan which was ranked the fastest growing cloud market in the fourth quarter of 2016[1]. SB Cloud provides Japanese enterprises, ranging from startups to multinationals,with Alibaba Cloud’s powerful, scalable and cost-effective cloud computing services including data storage and processing services.

With an existing partnership with Alibaba Cloud, NSFOCUS’ Web Application Security solutions are currently available to millions of Alibaba Cloud customers worldwide. The expansion of coverage to includ SB Cloud  will create a tight and robust security solution platform that will provide greater support to enterprises from China and Asia Pacific to access the Japan market. It also provides an opportunity for Japanese business to leverage on the secured platform to provide  service offerings to prospects and customers in China.

The NSFOCUS industry-leading Web Application Firewall (WAF) provides comprehensive application layer security to mitigate attacks on web-based applications and servers. Using advanced machine learning technology to identify web attacks, it delivers real-time application-layer protection, including threats identified by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), zero day exploits and more.

“Public cloud services continue to gain traction in Asia, as a result of the cost model, speed of implementation and ease of use. As businesses migrate to the cloud to enable digital transformation,  they have ever higher security requirements especially in the context that a large number of these cyberattacks today are aimed at the application layer. ” said Attley Ng, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, NSFOCUS. “Our fully integrated Web Application Security solution proactively identifies vulnerabilities and automatically mitigates threats, provides greater security for SB Cloud, and keeping businesses running even under the most extreme conditions.”    

NSFOCUS WAF key features and benefits:
·         Prevents Theft of Critical Data: Offers complete protection against exploits targeting web application vulnerabilities and the ability to detect unauthorized file uploads. WAF enforces access control policies from layer 4 though 7 to prevent non-authorized access. During an attack, the WAF also provides outbound data leakage detection.
·         Ensures Website Availability: Provides a built-in anti-DDoS module to protect against TCP flood attacks, HTTP/S GET/POST flood attacks and slow rate attacks up to 1 Gbps. Coupled with the NSFOCUS ADS anti-DDoS product line, higher rates of DDoS attacks can be thwarted.
·         Supports Compliance with PCI DSS: Provides security templates and reports for PCI audits as well as suggestions for policy tuning and configuration to help ensure compliance with PCI-DSS 3.2 and beyond.


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