Neustar WAF Helps Organisations Combat Growing Application Layer Threats


Web Application Firewall Capabilities Integrated with the World’s Largest DDoS Defence Network for Comprehensive Protection Against Web Security Threats

Neustar has introduced its new Web Application Firewall (WAF). It combines the world’s largest always-on Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation service with a cloud-based WAF, as part of Neustar’s Integrated Security Solutions Platform. With this powerful defence combination, Neustar can protect customers against both volumetric attacks and threats that target the application layer, for comprehensive security protection across the entire network stack.

“While DDoS attacks continue to command great attention, application layer threats have become equally as damaging, are the most difficult to detect and provide little to no advance warning before they wreak havoc on your critical applications,” said Barrett Lyon, Vice President, Research and Development, Neustar Security Solutions and DDoS industry pioneer. “This necessitates a security posture that is always on and also has the scale and expertise to respond to the largest network and application layer threats we are seeing today.”

The Neustar WAF is a cloud-provider, hardware and CDN agnostic solution, making it compatible anywhere applications are hosted. Customers can reduce costs and consistently configure rules anywhere, without any restrictions. Integrated with Neustar’s always-on DDoS mitigation service, the combination provides a comprehensive, layered protection stack that proactively prevents bot-based volumetric attacks, as well as threats that target the application layer, such as SQL, XSS, CSRF, session hijacking, data exfiltration and zero-day vulnerabilities.

In addition, Neustar’s Integrated Security Solutions Platform summarises critical information in a single pane of glass, allowing better visibility and simplified management across multiple solutions, exposing threats quickly. Critical security information – DDoS mitigation activity, WAF rules, restrictions and logging, authoritative DNS query traffic, blocked query data for recursive DNS end-user protection, intelligence about IP addresses, web application availability and performance – is delivered in one place. Its intuitive data visualisation capabilities help organisations easily monitor and manage critical services, and understand their operational state at one glance.

“Our team is keenly focused on preparing for today’s attacks, as well as tomorrow’s greatest threats and making sure our clients have the mitigation technologies to counter whatever hackers may throw at them next,” said Nicolai Bezsonoff, General Manager, Neustar Security Solutions. “By adding a cloud-based WAF to our DDoS mitigation solution, Neustar is now able to provide the best of both worlds – the capability to protect against both volumetric attacks and threats that target the application layer. With this new addition to our security stack, we continue helping the world’s biggest brands monitor, accelerate and defend their online presence.”

More than 2,500 leading enterprises and government organisations worldwide use Neustar Security Solutions to keep their organisations secure. For more than 20 years, Neustar has been delivering a comprehensive set of solutions for organisations looking to leverage real-time information to improve their security posture.

About Neustar Security Solutions
Neustar Security Solutions defend against network threats, inform you of potential network vulnerabilities, accelerate online asset performance, and monitor client website performance through multiple services and offerings. Neustar will offer the largest, most distributed DDoS mitigation network in the world with over 10 Tbps of capacity, and our industry leading SiteProtect DDoS defence service ensures full coverage in an attack. Our UltraDNS service manages 10% of all internet traffic, routes over 1 trillion queries a month and provides industry leading uptime with 100% availability. Our nearly 20 years of unparalleled expertise ensures that our customers are protected and optimised during normal business practices and when unsolicited events occur. Our services ensure customers network connectivity are protected and optimised whether in crisis or just business as usual. We are trusted by many of the world’s largest brands to keep their mission critical systems up and running.

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About Neustar
Every day, the world generates roughly 2.5 quadrillion bits of data. Neustar isolates certain elements and analyses, simplifies and edits them to make precise and valuable decisions that drive results. As one of the few companies capable of knowing with certainty who is on the other end of every interaction, we’re trusted by the world’s great brands to make critical decisions some 20 billion times a day. We help marketers send timely and relevant messages to the right people. Because we can authoritatively tell a client exactly who is calling or connecting with them, we make critical real-time responses possible. And the same comprehensive information that enables our clients to direct and manage orders also stops attackers. We know when someone isn’t who they claim to be, which helps stop fraud and denial of service before they’re a problem.  Because we’re also an experienced manager of some of the world’s most complex databases, we help clients control their online identity, registering and protecting their domain name, and routing traffic to the correct network address.  By linking the most essential information with the people who depend on it, we provide more than 11,000 clients worldwide with decisions—not just data.  More information is available at