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IronBee Open Source WAF Project Launches

Feb 15, 2011, 20:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

[ Thanks to SMK for this link. ]

"Web Application Firewall (WAF) technology is seen by many as a much needed technology for Web application security.

"In the open source world, the ModSecurity project has helped to lead the charge for WAFs, but there is now a group that is aiming to build a new open source WAF called IronBee. Spearheaded by Qualys security researcher Ivan Ristic, the IronBee project has already gained the interest of content delivery network vendor Akamai.

""I don't believe we've achieved what needs to be achieved in terms of availability of WAFs," Ristic said. "So what Qualys is doing is funding development of a brand new project and the whole goal is to focus on the community side first and technical issues second.""

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