As CDNetworks security platform monitored and blocked 22.982 billion Web Application attacks in 2021, which was 2.41 times that of 2020 and showed a doubling trend. Number of API attacks had a 3-fold increase over 2020, 14.798 billion API attacks were blocked in 2021, averaging 469 attacks per second. And malicious bot surpassed the record of 2020 by 236%, reaching 84.771 billion. The report indicated that enterprises are encouraged to select vendors that support cloud Web applications and API protection (WAAP) solutions, combined with Web application firewall, DDoS protection, and bot management capabilities to establish a comprehensive defense cornerstone against the API and Web application attacks.
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