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Chef Adopts Signal Sciences for Web Application Security at the Speed of DevOps

Signal Sciences Web Protection Platform provides scalable web application security and visibility across DevOps teams.
CULVER CITY, Calif.   -

Signal Sciences, the industry’s first Web Protection Platform, announced today that Chef, a leader in Continuous Automation, has selected Signal Sciences Web Protection Platform (WPP) for comprehensive and scalable threat protection and security visibility for its web applications. Signal Sciences WPP allows Chef to seamlessly embed security across teams throughout its entire DevOps process with no impact on performance of applications and no added burden on the engineering and security teams.

Chef is an innovative, fast-moving company that is driven by speed to market using a DevOps approach to engineering. To continue providing the most value for customers, Chef realized that high performance and speed were critical to identifying the best web app security solution. Chef found that with Signal Sciences WPP, attacks are automatically detected and blocked, and relevant alerts are surfaced through Chef’s existing DevOps tool chain. Signal Sciences advanced scalability and integration capability gives Chef security automation across its entire DevOps process and teams without slowing them down.

Chef’s platform is designed to handle large quantity of requests that contain embedded code segments causing other Web Application Firewall (WAF) solutions to return high false positive errors for legitimate requests. With Signal Sciences WPP, Chef does not have to worry about false positives or excess time and resources needed to tune the solution. Signal Sciences limits false positives, without the fear of breaking legitimate traffic. Signal Sciences intelligent cloud analysis engine provides highly accurate detections and a full context of the entire attack chain.

“With Signal Sciences Web Protection Platform, we have the confidence to continue moving forward as fast as we can because we now have the same awareness on the security of our applications as we have always had on operational performance,” said Ben Rockwood, Director of IT & Operations at Chef. “We can diagnose, triage, and solve security problems just like we would any other operational problem.”

“Chef is helping to lead industry wide innovation around application deployment and development with their technology. As a result, it’s imperative that they don’t sacrifice their speed to innovate due to security controls that bog them down. Armed with Signal Sciences, they’re innovating even faster. We’re excited to be protecting Chef and helping them focus on the innovations they do best,” said Andrew Peterson, CEO of Signal Sciences.

Signal Sciences WPP is the only solution in the application security market that works across any modern architecture, providing the broadest coverage against real threats and attack scenarios. The Signal Sciences platform offers a menu of deployment options, including next-gen web application firewall (WAF) and runtime application security protection (RASP) modules, and can also operate as a reverse proxy for legacy applications.

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Signal Sciences Web Protection Platform (WPP) provides comprehensive threat protection and security visibility for web applications, microservices, and APIs on any platform. Built by practitioners, for practitioners, it is the only solution that works seamlessly across any cloud and infrastructure. Signal Sciences customers include Under Armour, Etsy, Yelp/Eat 24, Datadog, WeWork and more. The company is headquartered in Culver City, CA. For more information, please visit

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