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Signal Sciences Named a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Web Application Firewalls

Distinction based on end-user ratings of their experience purchasing and using Signal Sciences next-gen WAF
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Signal Sciences, the world’s most trusted web defense solution, announced today that it has been named a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Web Application Firewalls (WAF). The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice is a recognition of “the best Web Application Firewalls” on the market as reviewed by customers. To receive this distinction, a vendor must have a minimum number of published reviews with an average overall rating above a certain threshold.

We believe the 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice distinction is the latest validation point for Signal Sciences and its innovation in the WAF market. As the fastest-growing web application security company in the market, Signal Sciences protects more than 10,000 applications and over 200 billion production requests per week. Strong customer demand has tripled revenue growth each year as organizations deploy Signal Sciences to secure their most important web applications, APIs, and microservices.

Signal Sciences received 5 out of 5 stars from over 80 verified customer reviews from multiple vertical industries, including financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, media, and government, among others, as of December 13, 2018 for its next-gen WAF. A highlight of the reviews on Gartner Peer Insights that contributed to the company’s recognition include:

  • “Unlike the majority of WAF products out there, Signal Sciences does not need hundreds of stateful rules to function properly. We were able to get Signal Sciences up and running within a few days and only required 10 or so rules to get configured and running in full-block mode.” – Head of Information Security, Infrastructure & IT, Finance Industry

  • “Signal Sciences is by far the only security product I’ve used that was not only simple to install, but also simple to use. We went from a POC to purchase in just weeks (usually it takes months) and once we installed it, we instantly put the WAF into blocking mode as it did such a good job without false positives.” – Senior Security Engineer, Communications Industry

  • “Web Application Firewalls have historically been a tricky piece of technology to leverage in existing environments; Signal Sciences’ approach means less operational overhead in getting it working and more time being spent leveraging the data it provides.” – Security and Risk Management, Healthcare Industry

  • “Almost an out-of-the-box solution for a complex footprint. The agent installation took about 10 min, the portal was created in 15 mins, we were seeing true alerts in less than 1hr.” – Enterprise Architect, Manufacturing Industry

“WAF has been a stale technology space for years, and the industry has been starving for innovation,” said Andrew Peterson, CEO of Signal Sciences. “We designed our revolutionary WAF solution to combat today’s application security threats. To us, Signal Sciences’ 5 out of 5 star rating on Gartner Peer Insights is a validation that our next-gen WAF technology is the innovation customers have been waiting for. We’re grateful to be working with customers, such as Under Armour, Adobe, Chef and WeWork, among others, and we will continue to protect them and the rest of our customers against more than 100 million web attacks we monitor every month.”

Signal Sciences next-gen WAF and RASP technology is the only solution in the application security market that works across any architecture, providing the broadest coverage against real threats and attack scenarios as well as integrations into DevOps tools that enable engineering and operations teams to share security responsibility.

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Peer Insights is an online platform of ratings and reviews of IT software and services that are written and read by IT professionals and technology decision-makers. The goal is to help IT leaders make more insightful purchase decisions and help technology providers improve their products by receiving objective, unbiased feedback from their customers. Gartner Peer Insights includes more than 70,000 verified reviews in more than 200 markets. For more information, please visit

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About Signal Sciences

Signal Sciences protects the web presence of the world’s leading brands. With its patented approach to WAF and RASP, Signal Sciences helps companies defend their journey to the cloud and DevOps with a practical and proven approach, built by one of the first teams to experience the shift. Based in Culver City, California, Signal Sciences customers include Under Armour, Etsy, Adobe, Datadog, WeWork and more. For more information, please visit

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