Gartner has named Barracuda a Challenger in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application and API Protection (WAAP). This is the fifth year in a row that Barracuda has been recognized as a Challenger in this report based on Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision.
According to Gartner, “The web application and API protection market is composed of two main segments: WAAP services and WAAP appliances. Security and risk management leaders should favor WAAP that provides easy-to-consume controls and more specialized protections against advanced bots and evolving API attacks.”1
A closer look at Barracuda application security solutions
Barracuda Web Application Firewall (WAF) protects applications, APIs, and mobile app backends against a variety of attacks including the OWASP Top 10, zero-day threats, data leakage, and application-layer distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Barracuda WAF and WAF-as-a-Service are part of Barracuda Cloud Application Protection (CAP), a platform that protects web applications wherever they reside – in the cloud, on premises, or hybrid.
“This is the fifth year in row that Barracuda has been named a Challenger, and we believe this continued recognition illustrates our commitment to continually make security easier for our customers,” said Tim Jefferson, SVP, Engineering of Data Protection, Network and Application Security, Barracuda. “At Barracuda, we want to deliver enterprise-level application security with consumer-level ease of use, making it easier for customers to protect their organization from evolving threats like bot attacks, API attacks, supply chain attacks, and more.”
“Barracuda Cloud Application Protection brings together all the features and performance we need with the ease of use that we want,” said Zach Peer, director of technology and managed hosting at One North. “As longtime customers, we are confident that the solution is providing the best protection possible against all the latest threats.”
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You can also check out Barracuda’s latest application security research in Bot Attacks: Top Threats and Trends.
1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Web Application and API Protection” by Jeremy D'Hoinne, Adam Hils, Rajpreet Kaur, John Watts, Published 31 August 2021.
This Magic Quadrant was named as Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls till 2020
Barracuda was referred to as Barracuda Networks in the report till 2018.
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