ARMORLOGIC makers of Profense Web Application Firewall is first to add support for JSON based web services popular among social networking sites

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Armorlogic, makers of the Profense™ web application firewall, have added support for JSON, after adding XML support last year. Profense is the first web application firewall to support JSON based web services. The use of JSON has exploded as developers of social networking sites and web 2.0 applications select it for its low overhead. Social networking sites were the most attacked vertical in the first half of 2009 with hackers exploiting Web 2.0 features such as user generated content including Twitter posts to launch their attacks.

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With the movement of online social networking towards sustainable business models, they are now being targeted by hackers

Armorlogic, makers of the Profense™ web application firewall, have added support for JSON, after adding XML support last year. Profense is the first web application firewall to support JSON based web services. The use of JSON has exploded as developers of social networking sites and web 2.0 applications select it for its low overhead.    

Social networking sites were the most attacked vertical in the first half of 2009 with hackers exploiting Web 2.0 features such as user generated content including Twitter posts to launch their attacks, according to the Web Hacking Incidents Database (WHID) 2009 Bi-Annual Report. The stakes have never been higher with sites like Facebook trying to introduce new business models. Facebook surpassed 300 million users this year.

"With the movement of online social networking towards sustainable business models, they are now being targeted by hackers" said Jakob Gercke, CEO and co-founder of Armorlogic. "We introduced XML support last year and have added JSON this year to ensure web application and web site protection is available for everyone."

Added Armorlogic CTO, Srebrenko Sehic, "our initial customer requests for JSON support came from online payment service providers needing to deploy our Profense web application firewall to maintain PCI DSS compliance for JSON based web applications and services".    

Armorlogic's Profense web application firewall is used by thousands of businesses and agencies around the world to secure their websites, web applications and web services from hackers. By being the first web application firewall to support JSON based web applications and services, it confirms Profense's status as a web application firewall of choice for social networking sites and web 2.0 applications. For a full list of features and capabilities, or to download a free trial version, please visit http://www.armorlogic.com.

About Armorlogic
Armorlogic is the developer of Profense™ web application firewall software solutions that provide cost effective and easily implemented proactive web security and protection for web sites and web applications. Profense provides complete OWASP Top Ten vulnerability protection and fully complies with and satisfies the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requirements. Armorlogic's Profense line of web application firewalls also include auto learning, advanced load balancing, acceleration, high availability (including active/active), session persistence and compression, and XML, JSON and SOAP support. For further information or to download a free trial of Profense web application firewall software, please visit http://www.armorlogic.com.

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