NGINX introduced the NGINX Controller App Security add‑on for Controller Application Delivery. With this launch, the company addresses the challenges for modern app teams. Controller App Security provides an app-centric, self‑service way to enable a web application firewall for app protection and threat visibility. The Web application firewall protects applications from Layer 7 attacks by monitoring and filtering HTTP traffic to the apps.
Balance productivity with operations and security compliance
NGINX App Protect can be installed on NGINX Plus as a module. It provides a WAF protection enforcement engine in front of HTTP‑based apps. NGINX App Protect is both high performance and resource-efficient at runtime, compared to other WAFs. Controller web interface allows security teams to verify that app protection has been enabled for each component for each app and whether it is operating in blocking or monitor‑only mode. It also provides information about which signatures may be causing false positives, so DevOps and Developer teams don’t have to wait for the Security team to perform WAF operations.