Signal Sciences Debuts Web Protection
May 9, 2017
Sciences touted a new category of web application security solution with
the launch of Signal Sciences Web Protection Platform (WPP). Built by
former Etsy engineers and security leaders, the Signal Sciences WPP
provides comprehensive threat protection for web applications,
microservices, and APIs on any platform. Signal Sciences already
protects more than 60 billion application requests every single week.
The launch of WPP comes on the heels of a $15 million series B funding
round led by CRV. This investment enables Signal Sciences to
aggressively scale to meet growing customer demand for its disruptive
Building web apps is the life blood of every business, but the industry
has not yet found a way to secure the modern development process as it
evolves and accelerates. According to a survey of nearly 2,300 IT
professionals, more than 50 percent of respondents view security as
an inhibitor to DevOps agility. Legacy web application security
technology, such as web application firewalls (WAF), can’t keep up with
the complexity of modern-day applications and severely limit the speed
at which a business can operate and grow.
The legacy WAF market is under delivering. DevOps, agile and cloud have
created a huge innovation opportunity, contributing to the rapid growth
experienced by Signal Sciences and its success with leading brands,
including Under Armour, Etsy, Yelp, WeWork, Tenable, and Duo Security,
among many others. In a key indicator of the solution’s effectiveness,
95 percent of customers have Signal Sciences installed live in
production with automated blocking enabled, a radical improvement over
traditional legacy WAF installations averaging approximately 10–15
percent in any level of blocking. With its pioneering web protection
platform, Signal Sciences is providing a menu of deployment options,
breaking down silos between teams, and helping the entire enterprise
operate more efficiently and at scale.
“We couldn’t afford to let security become a bottleneck for our digital
business operations. With Signal Sciences WPP, we can empower our
development and operations teams to protect our applications far more
effectively, while maintaining the speed and agility demanded by today’s
customers,” said JJ Agha, Director of Information Security, WeWork.
“Applications are being created and modified faster than they can be
protected. Signal Sciences has created the first, and most efficient,
defensive approach to security that I’ve seen in the market,” said Murat
Bicer, General Partner at CRV. “In tripling both their revenue - and
Fortune 500 customer count - over the last year, the company is becoming
a clear leader in the web protection market. There is a growing
enterprise community in Southern California, and Signal Sciences is one
of the most promising companies to look out for.”
Signal Sciences WPP is the only solution in the application security
market built by practitioners, for practitioners. The platform offers a
menu of deployment options, including next-gen WAF and runtime
application security protection (RASP) modules, and can also operate as
a reverse proxy for legacy applications.
Key capabilities include:
•Works across any modern architecture
– WPP supports all modern architectures, providing seamless strategic
and tactical attack visibility to operations, development, and security
teams. WPP is the only solution to work on any cloud, any container, any
PaaS, and any IaaS.
•Protects against a full spectrum of
real threats – WPP brings a breadth of security detections, protecting
customers from OWASP Top 10, application DDoS, account takeover, custom
business logic, and many other real threat models for modern
into existing security and operations tools already deployed – Signal
Sciences comes with over 16 single click integrations, including
Atlassian JIRA software, Datadog, PagerDuty, Slack, and Splunk, among
others, and an API-first design that allows any integration to be
•Provides a network effect – As
Signal Sciences adds customers to WPP, all other customers see and
benefit from an increase in attack visibility and remediation.
“Security continues to slow down the adoption of DevOps and cloud as it
grasps for solutions to these new business imperatives. We are changing
that,” said Andrew Peterson, CEO and Co-Founder of Signal Sciences.
“Signal Sciences WPP allows appsec teams to collaborate with their
development and operations teams to automate security and release secure
software faster, thus enabling their business to run quicker.”
Signal Sciences Web Protection Platform is available immediately.