Next Generation Web Application Firewall (NGWAF)

The Signal Sciences NGWAF module provides flexible, scalable, and accurate protection for modern web applications by embedding directly into the web server itself.


Most Signal Sciences customers deploy the web protection platform as a NGWAF module directly into the web server instance. It’s easy to install into the most common and frequently used web application servers (such as NGINX, Apache, and IIS) and uses a safe, fail-open architecture to communicate with the Signal Sciences local agent. This allows for a fast, reliable, and secure asynchronous connection to the Signal Sciences cloud decision engine, ensuring that your customer traffic remains stable -- no matter what.

Technical Info

The Signal Sciences NGWAF module supports most modern web servers and can be deployed in any IaaS, PaaS, container, cloud, or traditional data center deployment. Designed to operate wherever your applications live, the Signal Sciences NGWAF is the most scalable web protection system on the market.

Supports modern web servers
  • NGINX Plus
  • Apache
  • IIS
Integrates into your DevOps toolchain
  • Slack
  • HipChat
  • Full API access
  • Generic Webhooks
  • DataDog
  • OpsGenie
  • VictorOps
  • PagerDuty
Integrates into your SIEM/SOC
  • Splunk
  • Elastic/ELK
  • Arcsight
  • QRadar
  • Any custom tools via a full REST JSON API
Coverage of Modern Attack Types
  • OWASP Top 10
  • Application DDoS
  • Brute force attacks
  • Sensitive business logic attacks
  • Request rate limiting
  • Account takeover attacks
  • Bad bots and scrapers


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