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Fastly named Customers’ Choice for WAAP four years in a row

By Ryan Morris-Reade
Thu 24 Mar 2022

Fastly has announced it was named a March 2022 Gartner Peer Insights Customer's Choice for Web Application and API Protection (WAAP) for the fourth consecutive year. 

Fastly Next-Gen WAF was recognised in a review completed by verified enterprise customers as one of the highest-rated Web Application Firewall (WAF) solutions among customers who have purchased, implemented, and used a WAF. Enterprise IT professionals gave Fastly Next-Gen WAF an average of 4.9 out of 5.0 stars overall rating in the WAAP market on Gartner Peer Insights.

With the highest overall rating according to the March 2022 Gartner Peer Insights Voice of the Customer Web Application and API Protection report, Fastly received excellent Gartner Peer Insights reviews that contributed to the company's recognition.

"Fastly and its team of security experts genuinely know what it means to keep companies safe from hackers," says an application security engineer from the Media & Publishing Industry.

"The customer experience has been outstanding and added support is rated five stars. I would 100% recommend any company join the Fastly band if you want to ensure your customer data is secure."

A chief technology officer in the Retail Industry says, "The use of the Next-Gen WAF has allowed us to identify negative-SEO attacks and put in rules to shut down hot linking content sites without our permission. We've also been able to track and drop traffic from sites identified as 'bad-behaviour' sites based on the threat landscape identified by Fastly/Signal Sciences."

The CTO says a solution for the Apache Log4j vulnerability was available the day the vulnerability was made public and was simple to implement.

Fastly CEO, Joshua Bixby, says, "A modern digital experience requires a modern approach to how we build, deliver and protect the underlying architecture. Enterprises need options for securing their environments, including the multitude of apps and APIs accessing and sharing information from the edge to the cloud.

"We believe the Gartner Peer Insights Voice of the Customer WAAP report reinforces what we already know. We deliver what our customers need at a massive scale, allowing them to grow their business securely and confidentially."

Bixby says Fastly's acquisition of Signal Sciences further supports the company's mission to provide simplified, frictionless solutions securely and at scale. "We believe the March 2022 Gartner Peer Insights Customers Choice further validates Fastly's commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction in the WAAP market." 

This month, Fastly launched an edge deployment option for the industry's first and only unified WAF, now offering a flexible deployment option for WAF solutions while protecting apps wherever they live. For many customers, this is critical given the exponential growth of apps in the workplace and the need to protect the information they are accessing.

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