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Signal Sciences Recognized as a Visionary for Second Consecutive Year in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls

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Signal Sciences, now a part of Fastly, Inc. (NYSE: FSLY), today announced that it was named a Visionary in the October 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls1. This marks the second consecutive year in which Gartner has recognized Signal Sciences as a Visionary within the industry, an acknowledgement of Signal Sciences’ ability to execute and completeness of vision.

“Signal Sciences is dedicated to revolutionizing web application security. We believe our recognition as a Visionary in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WAFs underscores our commitment to this imperative,” said Andrew Peterson, co-founder of Signal Sciences. “We’re thrilled to have been recognized, and after recently joining forces with Fastly, we look forward to working together to create simplified, frictionless security solutions that scale – solutions that both developers and security operations teams will love.”

This announcement follows the February 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for WAF2, based on customer reviews. Signal Sciences currently has an overall rating of five out of five stars, based on 68 reviews, as of 20 October 2020. Signal Sciences has been named a Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice two times in a row.

Signal Sciences was recently acquired by Fastly, provider of an edge compute platform, in early October 2020. In a market where organizations are increasingly moving from single focused solutions, such as WAF, towards more consolidated solutions, such as web application and API protection (WAAP), Fastly and Signal Sciences are uniquely positioned to provide more innovative and disruptive solutions in a modern software development environment. Together, the two companies empower organizations to both secure and drive their digital transformation.

Fast and easy to implement, Signal Sciences’ Next Generation WAF protects more than 40,000 cloud-native, legacy, and serverless applications and over a trillion production requests per month. Signal Sciences enables businesses across a number of verticals to protect their most critical web applications, APIs, and microservices against the full spectrum of threats, including OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities such as SQLi and XSS, as well as account takeovers, brute force attacks, bad bots, and application abuse and misuse, among others.

Signal Sciences also boasts more than 40 integrations with the most common DevOps tools and security platforms, such as Slack, Jira, PagerDuty, Datadog, Splunk, Envoy, and Cisco Threat Response, among others. The solution offers flexible WAF and RASP deployment options across any cloud, on-premise, containers, or hybrid environments with full feature parity and a unified management system across platforms. To learn more about Signal Sciences, click here.

To view a complimentary copy of the full 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls report, please click here:

1Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls” by Jeremy D’Hoinne, Rajpreet Kaur, John Watts, 13 October 2020

2 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Web Application Firewalls, Peer Contributors, 10 February, 2020

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About Signal Sciences

With its award-winning next-gen WAF and RASP solution, Signal Sciences protects more than 40,000 applications and over a trillion production requests per month. Signal Sciences’ patented architecture provides organizations working in a modern development environment with comprehensive and scalable threat protection and security visibility. The company works with some of the world’s most recognizable companies, as indicated on the company’s website, including Duo Security, DataDog, Under Armour, Twilio SendGrid, and Doordash. Signal Sciences is also named a Forbes Next Billion-Dollar Startup and received the 451 Firestarter award, InfoWorld’s Technology of the Year, and Computing’s DevOps Excellence Award for Best DevOps Security Tool. For more information, visit Signal Sciences website or follow @Signal Sciences.

About Fastly

Fastly helps people stay better connected with the things they love. Fastly’s edge cloud platform enables customers to create great digital experiences quickly, securely, and reliably by processing, serving, and securing our customers’ applications as close to their end-users as possible — at the edge of the internet. Fastly’s platform is designed to take advantage of the modern internet, to be programmable, and to support agile software development with unmatched visibility and minimal latency, empowering developers to innovate with both performance and security. Fastly’s customers include many of the world’s most prominent companies, including Vimeo, Pinterest, The New York Times, and GitHub.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking” statements that are based on our beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to us on the date of this press release. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements include, but are not limited to, the ability of Signal Sciences and Fastly to create simplified, frictionless security solutions that scale, provide more innovative and disruptive solutions, empower organizations to secure and drive digital transformation, and enable businesses to protect their most critical web applications, APIs, and microservices against the full spectrum of threats. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially are detailed from time to time in the reports Fastly files with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including in Fastly’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on Fastly’s website and are available from Fastly without charge.

Source: Fastly, Inc.

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