STRENGTHENING SYSTEM SECURITY

Fight off threats at the frontline.

Don’t wait until attacks have walked through the front door. Situated at the entrance to your system, HAProxy Technologies’ suite of products offer the best protection against modern threats to your APIs and web applications, combining some of the most advanced security features in the industry.

HIGH PERFORMANCE WEB APPLICATION FIREWALL

Invest in a stronger shield.

As web applications and their associated APIs become the increasing target of online attacks, their protection becomes paramount. To ensure their security, take advantage of one of the most secure Web Application Firewalls in the market with the HAProxy Enterprise WAF.

Key Principles

To stay ahead of the ever changing nature of online security, companies must employ state of the art measures to keep their systems safe. With the trend of web application and API attacks becoming more prevalent and sophisticated, an array of defenses up-to-date with current threats must also be implemented.

Given a load balancer bears the initial impact of incoming network traffic, it is also perfectly placed to safeguard the servers gathered behind it, as well as provide end-to-end encryption for sensitive data.

With advanced features for protection against traditional denial of service and other bot-based attacks, HAProxy solutions are also especially suited to fight back against modern threats seeking to take advantage of weaknesses in web applications and APIs by forming a barrier through which all information must pass before reaching vulnerable back-end servers. This is why the world’s most demanding web sites trust HAProxy Technologies as their frontline defense to a myriad of threats.

What’s a Web Application Firewall?

To stay ahead of the ever changing nature of online security, companies must employ state of the art measures to keep their systems safe. With the trend of web application and API attacks becoming more prevalent and sophisticated, an array of defenses up-to-date with current threats must also be implemented. 

Given a load balancer bears the initial impact of incoming network traffic, it is also perfectly placed to safeguard the servers gathered behind it, as well as provide end-to-end encryption for sensitive data. 

With advanced features for protection against traditional denial of service and other bot-based attacks, HAProxy solutions are also especially suited to fight back against modern threats seeking to take advantage of weaknesses in web applications and APIs by forming a barrier through which all information must pass before reaching vulnerable back-end servers. This is why the world’s most demanding web sites trust HAProxy Technologies as their frontline defense to a myriad of threats. 

Learn how to keep your system safe with HAProxy.

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The Security Playbook

A Multi-Layered Security Strategy

Identifying and stopping threats in today’s ever-changing security landscape requires a tailored set of defenses against a growing list of threats. Fighting off attacks at the edge of a network can be one of the most powerful countermeasures, if the right strategies are used. Read on to discover how HAProxy Technologies’ suite of products will arm you with all the features necessary to defend against the multitude of attacks that may knock on your door.

High Availability Network Design Flaws

SOLUTIONS:

  • ModSecurity
  • Advanced WAF
  • Rate Limiting
  • mTLS authentication
High Availability Network Design Flaws

Web Application and API Security

SOLUTIONS:
ModSecurity, Advanced WAF, Rate Limiting, mTLS authentication

Web Application and API Security

With the growing trend to migrate web applications to the cloud, dissolving the clear boundary between internal network and public web, security threats have in turn begun to turn their sights toward these often vulnerable targets. Whether it is securing a back end API not intended to be visible to outside clients, or fighting off attacks to a dynamic PHP web site, the HAProxy suite of products offers a wealth of powerful features to neutralize threats.

The HAProxy Web Application Firewall is the first, and most significant line of defense, providing specialized protection tailored to these web applications and APIs. With both a version of ModSecurity customized for superior performance, and an Advanced WAF with a highly restrictive ruleset, HAProxy Enterprise and its sibling load balancers offer industry leading firewalls to inspect and protect traffic flowing through a system. HAProxy Technologies customers can also implement options like rate limiting and other security policies that are specific to each load balanced API or web app in a network, meaning a load balancer that offers unprecedented control to police your traffic. By also implementing Basic or mTLS authentication at the load balancer tier to restrict access to APIs, you can be sure only valid requests are routing through to sensitive back-end servers.

With the growing trend to migrate web applications to the cloud, dissolving the clear boundary between internal network and public web, security threats have in turn begun to turn their sights toward these often vulnerable targets. Whether it is securing a back end API not intended to be visible to outside clients, or fighting off attacks to a dynamic PHP web site, the HAProxy suite of products offers a wealth of powerful features to neutralize threats.

The HAProxy Web Application Firewall is the first, and most significant line of defense, providing specialized protection tailored to these web applications and APIs. With both a version of ModSecurity customized for superior performance, and an Advanced WAF with a highly restrictive ruleset, HAProxy Enterprise and its sibling load balancers offer industry leading firewalls to inspect and protect traffic flowing through a system. HAProxy Technologies customers can also implement options like rate limiting and other security policies that are specific to each load balanced API or web app in a network, meaning a load balancer that offers unprecedented control to police your traffic. By also implementing Basic or mTLS authentication at the load balancer tier to restrict access to APIs, you can be sure only valid requests are routing through to sensitive back-end servers.

High Availability Security Attacks

SOLUTIONS:

  • Traffic Encryption
  • SSL/TLS Offloading
  • FIX Protocol Support
High Availability Network Design Flaws

Data Protection

SOLUTIONS:
Traffic Encryption, SSL/TLS Offloading, FIX Protocol Support

Data Protection

Encryption of traffic can also be a powerful tool against preventing malicious intruders, and is essential for customers handling sensitive data. With in-built SSL/TLS offloading, without the need for an extra network component, data is also secured from end-to-end as it travels between systems. This is especially important for financial sector customers, who can take advantage of HAProxy Enterprise’s FIX protocol support, and configure settings restricting which versions of SSL and TLS clients can use, or a preferred list of cryptographic ciphers, in order to prevent protocol downgrade attacks. Using OpenSSL, the industry leading open-source encryption library, our data security is battle tested and internationally trusted.

Encryption of traffic can also be a powerful tool against preventing malicious intruders, and is essential for customers handling sensitive data. With in-built SSL/TLS offloading, without the need for an extra network component, data is also secured from end-to-end as it travels between systems. This is especially important for financial sector customers, who can take advantage of HAProxy Enterprise’s FIX protocol support, and configure settings restricting which versions of SSL and TLS clients can use, or a preferred list of cryptographic ciphers, in order to prevent protocol downgrade attacks. Using OpenSSL, the industry leading open-source encryption library, our data security is battle tested and internationally trusted.

High Availability Deployment Risks

SOLUTIONS:

  • PacketShield
  • Rate Limiting
  • Cluster-wide Tracking
  • Bot Protection
  • Access Control Lists
  • Client Fingerprinting
High Availability Deployment Risks

Denial of Service and Bot Prevention

SOLUTIONS:
Packetshield, Rate Limiting, Cluster-wide Tracking, Bot Protection, Access Control Lists, Client Fingerprinting

Denial of Service and Bot Prevention

To protect your system from threats to its availability via DDoS attacks, HAProxy Technologies offers the industry-leading PacketShield. Particular to HAProxy ALOHA, this patented software is a powerful defense against packet floods, a common denial of service attack. Providing stateful packet filtering and blocking illegitimate packets before they need to be processed by the kernel, this allows services to stay operational even when under attack.

HAProxy Enterprise load balancers also offer rate limiting at either the connection or application layer, meaning customers can implement thresholds and prevent unfair usage, as well as cluster-wide tracking to aggregate client behavior patterns across load balancer instances. In addition, a thorough array of bot protection measures like flexible Access Control Lists and client fingerprinting ensures your services are protected from vulnerability scraping, brute-force bots, and crawlers, saving your bandwidth for valid guests.

To protect your system from threats to its availability via DDoS attacks, HAProxy Technologies offers the industry-leading PacketShield. Particular to HAProxy ALOHA, this patented software is a powerful defense against packet floods, a common denial of service attack. Providing stateful packet filtering and blocking illegitimate packets before they need to be processed by the kernel, this allows services to stay operational even when under attack.

HAProxy Enterprise load balancers also offer rate limiting at either the connection or application layer, meaning customers can implement thresholds and prevent unfair usage, as well as cluster-wide tracking to aggregate client behavior patterns across load balancer instances. In addition, a thorough array of bot protection measures like flexible Access Control Lists and client fingerprinting ensures your services are protected from vulnerability scraping, brute-force bots, and crawlers, saving your bandwidth for valid guests.

High Availability Deployment Risks
SOLUTIONS:

  • Verbose Logging
  • Support Team
High Availability Deployment Risks

System Visibility

SOLUTIONS:
Verbose Logging, Support Team

System Visibility

If the HAProxy Enterprise load balancer is the security center orchestrating all these features, the windows of its watchtower must also offer impeccable visibility on all comings and goings to the system. With verbose logging on not only the content and metadata of each request and response, but also the time taken to complete each phase processing it, customers are able to capture in depth details about suspicious activity. And by implementing these logs using the widely-supported Syslog protocol, HAProxy Enterprise users can stream it to nearly any log aggregation and analysis tool.

Systems administrators can then track behavior based on IP address, User-Agent string, session ID, and request path, and much more, allowing careful analysis and evaluation of their security needs. Generated metrics also include requests/sec, total number of requests made, errors/sec, total number of errors, byte rates, and more.

If the HAProxy Enterprise load balancer is the security center orchestrating all these features, the windows of its watchtower must also offer impeccable visibility on all comings and goings to the system. With verbose logging on not only the content and metadata of each request and response, but also the time taken to complete each phase processing it, customers are able to capture in depth details about suspicious activity. And by implementing these logs using the widely-supported Syslog protocol, HAProxy Enterprise users can stream it to nearly any log aggregation and analysis tool.

Systems administrators can then track behavior based on IP address, User-Agent string, session ID, and request path, and much more, allowing careful analysis and evaluation of their security needs. Generated metrics also include requests/sec, total number of requests made, errors/sec, total number of errors, byte rates, and more.

Free eBookThe HAProxy Guide to Multilayered Security

With the help of this eBook, you will learn how to create a strong, layered defense against DDoS, malicious bot traffic, vulnerability scanners and more. Including the skills necessary to set up and operate the best Web Application Firewall for your use case, to counter sophisticated, Layer 7 attacks like SQL injection and cross-site scripting.

With the help of this eBook, you will learn how to create a strong, layered defense against DDoS, malicious bot traffic, vulnerability scanners and more. Including the skills necessary to set up and operate the best Web Application Firewall for your use case, to counter sophisticated, Layer 7 attacks like SQL injection and cross-site scripting.

Contact the authoritative experts on HAProxy who will assist you in finding the solution that best fits your needs for deployment, scale, and security.