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Data Sheet

Architecture Overview

A Guide to Our Web Application & API Protection (WAAP) Platform

Signal Sciences’ web application and API protection (WAAP) platform provides proactive security for modern applications.

Our flexible architecture enables unparalleled visibility into where and how your web applications, APIs, and microservices are attacked.

Built by security practitioners, our next-gen web application firewall (WAF) works out-of-the-box, without requiring extra headcount or constant tuning.

Dive deeper into our solution by downloading this technical platform overview.

Competitive Differentiators

Key WAAP benefits:

  • Virtually no false positives
  • Visibility into layer 7 attacks within a unified console
  • A single management plane for centralized policy enforcement and reporting
  • Transparent pricing, proven ROI, and fast time to value

Comprehensive Attack Defense

We protect against the OWASP Top 10 attacks and beyond:

  • Account takeover (ATO)
  • API abuse
  • DDoS
  • Virtual patching
  • Bot attacks

Flexible Deployment Options

Deploy our lightweight agent in any environment: cloud-native, on-prem data center, serverless, containers, or hybrid.


DevOps teams value our platform’s ability to integrate with almost any tool, feed, language, and platform. Whether you use Microsoft Azure, Datadog, AWS, or, you’re covered. See our always expanding list of integrations here.

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