Glossary

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Preventing SQL Injections

by Bethany Hill on Security • February 18, 2021
What is SQL Injection? An SQL injection is a broad term referring to the exploitation of a bug on a website, that allows an attacker to run malicious SQL statements (commonly referred to as a malicious payload) on your database server.  These attacks can have many purposes:
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What is an Application Layer Firewall?

by Bethany Hill on Glossary • January 26, 2021
What is an Application Layer Firewall? An application layer firewall is the firewall that operates at the application layer of the OSI networking model which inspects traffic and protects application servers from malicious attacks disguised within client requests.
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What is Application Intelligence?

by Bethany Hill on Glossary • January 26, 2021
What is Application Intelligence? Application intelligence applies the understanding of the normal traffic flow during usual web application use and detects deviations from this that are recorded as actual or suspected security threats to backend application servers or network infrastructure.
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What is AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML)?

by Bethany Hill on Glossary • January 26, 2021
What is AJAX? AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) is a programmatic web application technique for asynchronous communication between client applications (e.g. a web browser) and web servers. It employs Javascript and the XMLHttpRequest object which defines an API for transferring data between a client and a server.
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What is a Cloud Load Balancer?

by Bethany Hill on Cloud • December 23, 2020
What is a Cloud Load Balancer? A cloud load balancer is a cloud-based network appliance that distributes client traffic across a pool of endpoints that reside within a cloud environment.
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Load Balancing

by Bethany Hill on Load Balancing • December 23, 2020
Load balancing web traffic: what and how? What is load balancing? Load balancing is used to improve the performance and reliability of websites, applications, databases and other services by distributing the workload of the servers.
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What is Application Delivery?

by Bethany Hill on ADC • December 23, 2020
What is Application Delivery? Application Delivery refers to all of the software used to increase the usability, security, and performance of web-based applications and their related protocols.
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What is Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB)?

by Bethany Hill on Glossary • November 26, 2020
What is Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB)? Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) refers to load balancing implemented at the DNS level.
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What is Web Application Security?

by Bethany Hill on Glossary • November 26, 2020
What is Web Application Security? Web application security is the methodology used to protect a website, web applications, and web-services data by detecting, preventing, and responding to cyber threats attempting to exploit vulnerabilities.
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