Citrix Web App Firewall – A Market Leader in Security Effectiveness, Performance, and low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

Citrix Web App Firewall obtained a Recommended rating by NSS Labs in the Web Application Firewall test. The rating was based on real-world testing of leading WAF vendor products based on their security effectiveness, performance, and TCO.

Citrix Web App Firewall ranked as a leader in security effectiveness with the lowest TCO by NSS Labs Testing of WAFs in 2017. It also excelled as a high performing WAF (max. connections per second (CPS) and transactions per second (TPS)) against other leading WAFs.

Security Effectiveness: Citrix Web App Firewall achieved an overall block rate of 99.07%

  • NSS Labs WAF security effectiveness tests included testing against OWASP Top 10 such as SQL Injection, Cross Site Scripting, security misconfigurations etc. This test also included detecting and logging breaches and attempted breaches accurately, while remaining resistant to false positives.
  • Performance: Citrix Web App Firewall also received high scores (max. CPS and TPS) against other WAFs.
  • Stability and Reliability: Citrix Web App Firewall passed 100% of all stability and reliability tests.

    Long-term stability is particularly important for an inline WAF solution, where failure can product network outages. NSS Labs tested the stability of the WAF solutions along with its ability to maintain security effectiveness while under normal load and while detecting malicious traffic.
  • TCO: Citrix Web App Firewall has the lowest TCO when compared to other WAFs while maintaining excellent security effectiveness and performance.

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