Sangfor Technologies was listed by Forrester, the leading research and advisory firm, in the recently released "Now Tech: Web Application Firewalls, Q2 2022" report, in which Forrester offers insights into the web application firewall (WAF) market plus an overview of 28 web application firewall providers.

Key Insights of the Forrester: Now Tech Report

  • WAFs have gained renewed attention as a result of the Log4Shell vulnerability, with 77% of security decision-makers deploying WAF as an application security tool, a figure expected to increase by a further 11% in the next 12 months.
  • WAFs are useful for defending against known malicious attack patterns but additional protections are needed against more complex attacks, such as bot and API attacks. WAFs should thus be the start but not the end of application security. 

Sangfor NGAF Segmentation in Forrester Now Tech Report


Sangfor falls into the network-performance-adjacent WAF functionality segment. 

Sangfor delivers WAF capability through the world’s first WAF-Integrated next-generation firewall Sangfor NGAF. NGAF can be deployed on-prem or on the cloud to secure web applications at the data center or the network edge. Our NGWAF Engine leverages machine learning and semantic analysis for more intelligent and comprehensive web application protection compared to signature-based protection against known attack patterns. Built-in botnet control acts as an additional layer of security against stealthy automated traffic of botnet attacks and detects botnet and backdoor leftovers on application servers. Logging and reporting functions further provides security administrators with full visibility and validation of attacks. 

Vertical Market Focus

According to the Forrester report, Sangfor’s WAF vertical market focus is in the enterprise, government, and education sectors, with China Unicom (big 3 Chinese mobile carrier), Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Finance, and J&T Express (multinational Indonesian logistics company) listed as customers.

Our WAF-integrated NGAF serves a wide range of customers, from aspiring SMBs to established enterprises across various industries as well as government organizations.

Forrester has fact-checked their report with vendors before publishing. 

To read the Forrester report in its entirety, please visit: Now Tech: Web Application Firewalls, Q2 2022

(NB: Report is only available to Forrester subscribers or for purchase)

To learn more about our industry-leading WAF-integrated next-gen firewall Sangfor NGAF, including product advantages, features, success stories, videos and more, please visit: Sangfor NGAF - Next Generation Firewall (NGFW)

Source: Now Tech: Web Application Firewalls, Q2 2022, Published May 2, 2022
By Sandy Carielli with Amy DeMartine, Isabelle Raposo

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