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Application Shield

Easily ensure secure, compliant and highly available web applications
Application Shield is a cloud-based web service protection solution that integrates Web Application Firewall (WAF), DDoS protection, and CDN acceleration. Based on CDNetworks’ central cloud defense engine, it is constantly learning and protecting your web applications from new malicious actors and attack vectors, keeping your business safe and available.

Multi-Layered Protection

Covering all threat types, such as L3/4 and L7 DDoS attacks, OWASP top 10, application-specific vulnerabilities, and more.

Visual Dashboard

Display application-layer attack information and intercept attacks in real-time for both DDoS attacks and Web application attacks.

Quick Deployment and Easy Management

Enable Application Shield service quickly base on CDN service and take control of your security customized rules, signatures, access control and rate limiting. Combining with the WAF rule template, you can also improve management efficiency easily.

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DDoS Attack Protection

Provide both Layer 7 and Layer 3/4 DDoS mitigation, to keep your sites and apps durable and always available.

WebShell Attack Detection

Application Shield can prevent WebShell Trojans in multiple ways, including WebShell upload behaviors and WebShell on the origin.

Web Application Firewall (WAF)

Hundreds of WAF signatures and policies to defend against the top threats, as published by OWASP, such as injections, directory traversal, XSS, and more.

Zero Day Protection

Keep updating the WAF rule library to protect against 0-Day attacks.

Monitoring and Warning

Comprehensive monitoring and alerting services to rapidly notify about any website abnormalities, including Web Application attacks and L7 DDoS attack alerting.

AI Protection

Protect against unknown web attacks through the built-in AI engine and machine learning technology.

A Fully Features and Easily Manageable WAF

With the full functions, you can perform WAF management flexibly and conveniently,

  • WAF dashboard
  • 1000+ Threat Patterns
  • Configurable Access Control
  • Configurable Rate Limiting Policies
  • Customized Rule Exceptions
  • Log & Incident Investigation Tools
Zero Day Protection

Zero Day Protection

Protect applications against new threats through an intelligent back-end monitoring, detecting and blocking unwanted behaviors. When Zero Day vulnerabilities are discovered, Application Shield will send the “efficient patch” WAF rules to the entire platform synchronously, forming a “Network-wide Synchronization” protection system to rapidly address Zero Day vulnerabilities.

Visual Dashboard

CDNetworks Application Shield can display application-layer attack information (such as attack trending data, attack details, attack type, and source of attack) and intercept attacks in real-time for both DDoS attacks and Web application attacks. You can get an immediate and intuitive picture of your security status by viewing attack trends on the real-time dashboard, filter by domains, attack types, dates, and other parameters.

Visual Dashboard

How it Works

Application Shield is a cloud-based WAF and DDoS protection solution, deployed on CDNetworks global Points-of Presence (PoPs) to detect and defend against web attacks in real-time. This happens at the edge of the network, far before the attack can hit, manipulate or overwhelm the customers’ data centers and origin servers. CDNetworks’ huge infrastructure also deflects DDoS attacks, keeping them away from smaller, more vulnerable networks. 

As customers continue to use the platform, the data gathered is fed to CDNetworks’ big-data system, powered by AI to further process events offline, in near real-time to generate new defense strategies. These strategies are then distributed immediately to all Pops, making the entire defense infrastructure even more effective.