WAFs (Web Application Firewalls) are nothing new as they used to primarily be deployed by large organizations. In today’s modern web however, they’re becoming increasingly common for the average site owner to deploy.
So what is a web application firewall exactly? To sum it up, it’s cloud-based protection that prevents sites from being hacked and infected. The Sucuri firewall is configured as a reverse proxy, examining all HTTP(s) requests before they reach the web server.