Port80 Software Releases ServerDefender VP Web Application Firewall for Amazon Web Services

Port80 Software announces the release of ServerDefender VP on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. ServerDefender VP is an advanced web application firewall running on AWS EC2 instances to provide a layer of host-based security for those looking to deploy on Windows Server in the cloud.

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ServerDefender VP is a host-based software Web application firewall, making it well suited to be installed directly on a cloud instance to analyze traffic before requests can hit a site or application.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 22, 2013

Port80 Software's launch marks the first Web application firewall built for Windows Servers on AWS. The advanced ServerDefender VP Web application firewall comes on Windows Server 2008 and 2012 instances and is available to launch from the AWS Marketplace. This advancement provides a more secure way to host apps on Microsoft IIS in the cloud.

ServerDefender VP’s availability on AWS addresses security concerns when using cloud hosting for sites and applications. Unlike traditional hardware Web application firewalls, ServerDefender VP is a host-based software Web application firewall. This makes it ideal for installation directly on a cloud instance to analyze traffic before requests can hit a site. As a Web application firewall, ServerDefender VP can help address PCI-DSS compliance and HIPAA compliance.

Port80 Software has been building security software for Microsoft IIS since 2002. Its portfolio of Web security products include ServerDefender VP, ServerMask, and LinkDeny.

KEY SECURITY FEATURES
Advanced Security Policy - ServerDefender VP does not rely on a list of attack signatures to identify and block attacks. Rather, it uses rules-based policies and a combination of black and white lists to detect and stop known and unknown zero day threats.

Configurable Security Settings - Granular controls allow for a highly-customizable security profile. ServerDefender VP provides protection from the OWASP Top 10 Web Threats, as well as controls for input validation, IP blocking, error throttling, bot policy, resource management, and more.

Traffic monitoring and interrogation - Monitors all requests and interrogates them for malicious activity. ServerDefender VP’s sessionization tracks and scores users’ behavior as they traverse the site. Serious offenses are weighted more heavily than less serious offenses.

Interactive Log Viewer - The LogViewer is the monitoring hub for investigating, taking action against, and visualizing threats hitting your site. With the LogViewer tool, users can easily sort, filter, and interact with threats in real-time to determine their authenticity and block IPs to prevent further attacks, or create exceptions to allow legitimate users to pass.

REQUIREMENTS & LICENSING
ServerDefender VP Web application firewall for AWS is currently available with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012 on any EC2 instance type. More information on requirements can be found here. Licensing for the software will be $.30/hour across all EC2 instance types.

ABOUT PORT80 SOFTWARE
Founded in 2002, Port80 Software develops tools to enhance performance and security for Microsoft IIS servers. Port80's advanced, yet user-friendly products aim to help system administrators, IT professionals, and information security professionals achieve their Web security and performance goals and requisite compliance. Port80's compression and caching tools httpZip, CacheRight, and ZipEnable allow users to unlock their sites potential by improving performance. through rules based software technology. Port80's Web security tools provide anti-leaching, server anonymization, and Web application protection.


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