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Oracle® Traffic Director Administrator's Guide
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B Web Application Firewall Examples and Use Cases

The attack prevention feature of web application firewall stands between the client and origin servers. If the web application firewall finds a malicious payload, it will reject the request, performing any one of the built-in actions. This section provides some basic information about how web application firewall works and how some rules are used for preventing attacks. For information about managing and configuring web application firewall, see Section 11.7, "Managing Web Application Firewalls."

Some of the features of web application firewall are audit logging, access to any part of the request (including the body) and the response, a flexible rule engine, file-upload interception, real-time validation and buffer-overflow protection.

Web application firewall's functionality is divided into four main areas: