Internet application security refers to the preventive measures in place to combat security threats aimed at harming an application infrastructure, ensuring the sensitive information stored on it remains uncompromised.
Application security is traditionally ensured by a system that continuously monitors activity, neutralizing attempts to breach security and blocking hackers trying to extract sensitive data. This is all done while simultaneously allowing legitimate users to interact with the necessary resources.
An application defense system usually consists of measures such as Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) and anti-virus systems. When selecting an application security system, it is important to make sure the system meets Data Security Standards (DSS) requirements for protecting financial information.
Radware's AppWall is a WAF which protects web applications from both attack traffic and intrusion attempts aimed at infiltrating an application's sensitive information (customer credit card numbers, company financial information, etc.)