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The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requires that either an application layer firewall is installed or that web facing applications are tested by web security specialists.
Profense™ fits the gap between the free open source "hard to manage and configure" web application firewalls and the expensive automated solutions allowing for a more balanced approach in terms of time/money spent on compliance and web security improvement.
Traditional security measures are reactive in nature and fail to provide sufficient protection of web servers and web applications.
Application-layer attacks bypass standard perimeter defenses. Here's how to evaluate firewalls that screen web application traffic.