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Jan 16, 2024

BDS 5.0: A Huge Step Forward in Web Application Defense


Hello, Cybersecurity Enthusiasts! Today, let’s take a closer look at the significant updates with the latest edition of Breach Detection System (BDS) 5.0.

To better protect web applications, the BDS WAF engine leaped from version 2.4 to the more powerful 3.0. What’s the buzz all about?

New Web Attack Detection Rule Library Integration:

In order to protect web applications from a plethora of threats, including the notorious OWASP Top Ten, all while minimizing false alerts, the engine now leverages the latest and greatest from the OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set (CRS) 3.3 signature database. It’s your virtual shield against SQL Injection, Cross Site Scripting, Local File Inclusion, and more. This integration ensures that BDS 5.0 stands as a robust defense mechanism, ready to tackle an array of potential vulnerabilities lurking in the digital shadows.

IPv6 Traffic Detection:

We are gradually approaching an IPv6 world, and BDS 5.0 is keeping pace. Now, the engine not only understands but proactively detects threats in IPv6 traffic, ensuring comprehensive protection for your digital real estate.

XSS Semantic Detection:

Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks are like sneaky ninjas trying to infiltrate your web space. Fear not! The WAF Engine now boasts advanced XSS semantic detection, putting a stop to malicious scripts attempting to wreak havoc.

Hyperscan-powered detection:

Speed and efficiency are the names of the game. With Hyperscan, which is a high-performance multiple regex matching library that is primarily used for quickly searching large datasets to find multiple patterns, BDS 5.0 ensures rapid identification and mitigation of threats, minimizing the impact of potential attacks.

JSON/XML Format Parsing:

Cyber threats often lurk in the shadows of complex data formats. BDS 5.0 shines a light by introducing support for detecting and parsing JSON and XML formats, leaving no stone unturned in its quest for security.

Additionally, BDS 5.0 has augmented the Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) engine, the Abnormal Behavior Detection (ABD) engine, and the Encrypted Traffic Detection (ETD) engine. For more information, contact your Hillstone representative or authorized reseller.