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Barracuda Cloud Application Protection 2.0 Helps Block Supply Chain Attacks

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Barracuda Networks has announced new capabilities for its Cloud Application Protection platform to deliver an additional level of protection and make it even easier for organizations to secure their applications in a digitally transformed world.

These new services and features include client-side protection, the ability to deploy containerized WAF nodes, and an auto-configuration engine. In addition, Cloud Application Protection now leverages machine learning, vulnerability scanning and remediation, and Advanced Threat Protection to provide active threat intelligence for more powerful protection.

Cloud Application Protection 2.0 features client-side protection, thus automatically creating and deploying protections against website skimming and supply chain attacks such as MageCart. These types of attacks are performed by infecting a script that is loaded directly by the browser, meaning that WAFs are unable to detect them. Cloud Application Protection 2.0 adds both protection and reporting capabilities against these attacks.

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It also includes containerized WAF deployment, bringing the same security engine as Barracuda WAF and WAF-as-a-Service, but in a container form.

The Auto-Configuration Engine uses machine learning models to check an organization’s traffic patterns and provide recommendations to tighten security settings, reducing administrative overhead.

This cloud-based machine learning-enhanced service provides near real-time active threat intelligence to detect and stop new threats as they occur.

In addition to these features, Cloud Application Protection 2.0 adds an Azure Sentinel integration that allows defenders to quickly see the most important information in the specific context, allowing for rapid responses.

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