Thursday, April 18, 2024

What Are The Best Ways To Detect Malicious Activity?

If an organization has a web application, it’s a certainty that it would face security incidents and accidents from time to time. As the technology is getting advanced, malicious activities on the web also tend to be increasing day by day.

Attackers are adopting new ways to hack organization data. Keeping up with cyber security is a struggle that every organization faces, especially post-pandemic. Now the major quest is about finding the best ways to detect these malicious activities and how to avoid them.

There are several ways to perform malicious activity detection on your web application- the basic ones being IDS (Intrusion Detection System), IPS (Intrusion Prevention System), DLP (Data Loss Prevention), SIEM (Security Incident and Event Management), and NBAD (Network Behavior Anomaly Detection).

Each of these tools has its own advantages and disadvantages, and the reliability of any tool is basically a feature of how correctly it is executed or implemented, and configured by the IT teams of the organization. Properly managed security tools are empowered for monitoring and analyzing vast, quickly changing cloud environments including hybrid or multi-cloud.

Prophaze WAF is a dynamic security solution for web applications deployed on the cloud and can secure them in just 6 simple steps. The Prophaze WAF Behavioral-based Machine Learning engine creates a continuous variable rulebase, adapting to attacks, and generating rules on the fly in real-time.

How Does Malicious Traffic Work?

Malicious traffic is malicious links or suspicious files that are created over a network with bad or wrong intentions. It is a threat that impacts an organization’s security and leads to large revenue losses.

The most dangerous form of malicious traffic is a form of HTTP traffic from non-browser applications that tries to connect to malicious URLs. When bad HTTP requests approach the command and control servers, these issue communication to the organization’s computers and make these a part of their malicious team. Alternately, attackers can release commands to execute malicious actions that can take the form of data theft or ransomware attacks.

For the command to get executed, it’s important that the malware or the malicious file must enter your system. This is usually done through phishing.

Detecting Malicious Traffic

The technology that detects malicious traffic continuously monitors traffic for possible signs of any suspicious activity created or received. In order to identify malicious traffic, advanced malicious traffic detection security solutions can help. They can verify data collected from different sources and check for any suspicious files or folders.

How Prophaze Helps in Detecting and Blocking Malicious Activities

Prophaze behavioral-based web application security helps to protect from latest threats by intelligently tracking down malicious requests from your web APIs. It is installed by embedding the WAF into your current ingress controller. It uses multiple attack detection algorithms to monitor all the incoming requests to your microservice, and speed up the traffic movement by blocking and mitigating the malicious attacks and traffic.

Prophaze WAF can be deployed in any public cloud such as AWS, GCP, Azure etc. The Kubernetes security platform is equipped with vulnerability and compliance management tools that continuously monitor your IT assets to provide the best configuration solution.

Key Features of Prophaze WAF

  • No Security Skills Required  
    The Prophaze WAF Behavioral-based Machine Learning engine creates a continuously variable rulebase, adapting to attacks and generating rules on the fly in real time.
  • Instant Onboarding
    The Prophaze WAF-as-a-service can be stood up and secure a website in just 6 easy steps.
  • Low Latency
    Prophaze WAF is deployed in the same Cloud data center as its client. Being in the same cloud availability zone as our clients ensures the lowest latency possible.
  • Availability and Scalability
    Our application integrates seamlessly with Kubernetes, so, you would not have to worry about scalability and availability under any circumstance.

Therefore, Prophaze security solution is tailor-made for organizations and helps to relieve their IT team by smoothening the traffic movement within or outside the system. Other than that, in order to prevent malicious attacks use multifactor authentications, security keys are installed and a WAF to protect your database wholesomely.


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