Incapsula Overview

The Incapsula cloud-based application delivery service protects and accelerates any website or network to provide maximum security, performance, and availability. The features and services available to you depend on your plan.

Website Security

The Incapsula PCI-certified Web Application Firewall , advanced bot detection, and access control technologies secure any website against known and emerging threats. This includes common web 2.0 threats, such as spammers, scrapers, and vulnerability scanners, in addition to sophisticated SQL Injection, Cross Site Scripting, and other application-level attacks. For more details, see Web Protection – Introduction.

DDoS Protection

Combining a robust network backbone and advanced traffic inspection solutions, Incapsula protects your organization against all types of DDoS attacks . Available as an Always-On or On-Demand service, Incapsula mitigates network and application layer DDoS attacks against web servers, DNS servers, and critical infrastructure services, such as UDP/TCP, SMTP, FTP and so on. Automatic detection and transparent mitigation minimizes false positives, ensuring a normal user experience even under attack. The service features a dedicated 24/7 operations center and enterprise-grade uptime SLA. For more details, see Web Protection, Name Server Protection, and Infrastructure Protection.

Content Delivery Network

The Incapsula application-aware Content Delivery Network (CDN) delivers full site acceleration and boosts website performance by using advanced networking, dynamic caching, and content optimization techniques. Websites using Incapsula are, on average, 50% faster and consume 60% less bandwidth. For more details, see Global CDN and Optimizer – Introduction.

Load Balancer

The Incapsula cloud-based Layer 7 Load Balancing service optimizes load distribution based on the actual flow of traffic to each server. Based on a global content delivery network, this service supports local and global server load balancing (GSLB), geo-balancing, and data center failover scenarios. Realtime health monitoring and notifications enable data-driven responses to changes in traffic flow. For more details, see Load Balancing and Failover - Introduction.