Enterprise-grade web security. Small business price point

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In 2018, cyber attacks against small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) increased by 424%.1 In fact, 43% of all security breaches last year involved SMBs.2 And with the average cost of a data breach being $1.56M due to disruptions in normal operations, the hit to the finances of any SMB can be significant.3

Despite a clear need for protection, many SMBs find that adding a security solution can be a costly and complicated endeavor. Between the costs for infrastructure and security operations, which can easily hit $20,000 a month, implementing and maintaining a robust security solution is often relegated to the “maybe someday” pile.

To enable more SMBs to protect their content and digital assets, Verizon Media is excited to announce our new WAF Essential product, an affordable enterprise-grade web application firewall (WAF) designed for smaller organizations and use cases. Customers gain access to our cloud security suite for a specific application to help them protect against a variety of dangers ranging from OWASP Top 10 threats to sophisticated multi-pronged attacks.

WAF Essential delivers the same strength and speed as our enterprise WAF offering and includes these benefits.

  • Cost-effective web security: Comprehensive web security leveraging the protection of our global network at an entry-level price point.
  • Enterprise-grade security: Global scale and highly performant security, which includes our proprietary Dual WAF capability, Rate Limiting, and Real-Time Analytics so you can react sooner to a security threat.
  • High-capacity network: 82+ Tbps of global distributed network capacity to protect your business from even the largest DDoS attacks.
  • New, easy-to-use UI: Intuitive one-page user interface to simplify complex policy management.

While WAF Essential is purpose-built for SMBs, it is fully compatible with our enterprise solution. As your business grows and requires additional protection, Verizon Media can add DNS, bot mitigation, and Managed Cloud Security to further protect your users, infrastructure, and invaluable data without any interruption in service.

WAF Essential proves you don’t have to be big to get big protection. You just need to want application security. And who doesn’t want that?

For additional information on WAF Essential and to see how it can help your business, please contact us.

1“2019 data breach investigations report,” Verizon, enterprise.verizon.com/resources/reports/dbir/
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3“2018 state of cybersecurity in small & medium size businesses,” Ponemon Institute, start.keeper.io/2018-ponemon-report