With the evolution of cyber threats, organizations increasingly adopt various types of software and hardware firewalls to secure their IT infrastructure. At the same time, the dependence on websites and web applications for conducting several online transactions related to banking, e-commerce, payments, emails, and more, continues to increase the organizations’ attack surface. While the firewalls protect the organizations’ overall IT infrastructure, a WAF protects organizations’ web assets and their customers from web-based attacks and malicious activities. A Web Application Firewall plays an important role in providing security to applications and protecting web servers from OS vulnerabilities, malicious content, targeted attacks, and OWASP top 10 attacks, ensuring full compliance with various norms. In addition, companies catering to data-based industries such as eCommerce, financial services, lead generation, digital healthcare, and more, along with organizations that follow compliance standards like PCI DSS and HIPAA, have increased their spendings on vendors providing robust WAF solutions.

Quadrant Knowledge Solutions’ Web Application Firewall (WAF) market research includes a detailed analysis of the global market regarding technology trends, market drivers, market insights, and SPARK Matrix. This research provides strategic information for technology vendors to better understand the existing market, supporting their growth strategies; and for users to evaluate different vendors’ capabilities, competitive differentiation, and market position.

The research includes detailed competition analysis and vendor evaluation with the proprietary SPARK Matrix analysis. SPARK Matrix includes ranking and positioning of leading WAF vendors, with a global impact. The SPARK Matrix includes an analysis of vendors, including A10 Networks, Akamai, Alibaba Cloud, AWS, Barracuda, Citrix, Cloudflare, F5, Fastly, Fortinet, Imperva, Microsoft, NSFOCUS, Positive Technologies, Qualys, Radware, Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity, Sangfor Technologies, Sophos, and Stackpath.

2021 Web Application Firewall (WAF), SPARK Matrix
Source: Quadrant Knowledge Solutions


Table of Contents

Executive Overview

  • Key Research Findings

Market Overview and Technology Trends

Factors Influencing Technology Development and Market Growth

Market Adoption Trends

Competition Landscape and Analysis 

  • Competitive Overview and Analysis
  • Key Competitive Factors and Technology Differentiators

SPARK Matrix™: Web Application Firewall (WAF) Market

Vendor Profiles

Research Methodologies

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