Signal Sciences Named a “451 Firestarter” by 451 Research

Leading analyst firm recognizes web application security solution for innovation and vision

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Signal Sciences, the fastest growing web application security company in the world, today announced it received a 451 Firestarter award from leading technology research and advisory firm, 451 Research. This recognition for the company’s vision and innovative contribution within the web application security industry demonstrates the revolutionary impact of Signal Sciences next-gen web application firewall (WAF) and runtime application self-protection (RASP) solution.

451 Research’s Firestarter program recognizes exceptional innovation within the information technology industry. Introduced in 2018, and awarded quarterly, the program is exclusively analyst-led, allowing its team of technology and market experts to highlight organizations they believe are significantly contributing to the overall pace and extent of innovation.

“451 Research built its reputation on helping clients understand innovation in the technology industry, and our Firestarters program is one way we highlight disruptive solutions that impress our team,” said Daniel Kennedy, research director at 451 Research. “’Next-generation’ is an overused phrase, but Signal Sciences approach to web application firewalls merits the moniker as a meaningful step forward in web application protection, and as such, it meets our criterion for the 451 Firestarter award.”

This latest distinction comes on the heels of Signal Sciences recent Cloud WAF and industry-first Envoy application security solution launches. Signal Sciences provides the only next-gen WAF and RASP solution that enables digital transformation by helping enterprises shift to the cloud and DevOps with the broadest coverage against real threats and attack scenarios. In addition, the solution offers more than 30 integrations into the most common DevOps tools and security platforms—such as Slack, Jira, PagerDuty, Datadog, Splunk, and Cisco Threat Response, among others—so engineering and operations teams can share security responsibility.

“Signal Sciences was born out of innovation, and we are in the business of staying ahead of the next security challenge. We saw the need for a web application security solution that could scale with companies as their infrastructure and app development techniques evolved,” said Andrew Peterson, co-founder and CEO at Signal Sciences. “Along with rapid changes in how applications are getting built, both the perception and reality of security risks are changing. This coveted award from 451 Research is a great testament to our next-gen solution that’s helping our customers protect more than a trillion web requests every month.”

Signal Sciences protects the world’s largest web applications, microservices, and APIs against over 100 million web attacks each month. The company’s patented technology simplifies the complex process of learning and tuning that’s required by other WAF solutions on the market. As a result, Signal Sciences achieves trusted deployments in fully automated blocking mode by 95 percent of customers.

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About Signal Sciences

Signal Sciences is the fastest growing web application security company in the world. With its award-winning next-gen WAF and RASP solution, Signal Sciences protects over 27,000 applications and over a trillion production requests per month. Signal Sciences patented architecture provides organizations working in a modern development environment with comprehensive and scalable threat protection and security visibility. The company works with some of the world’s most recognizable companies, like Under Armour, Adobe and WeWork, across industries, including five of the top ecommerce companies, five of the largest software companies, in addition to many others in the financial services, retail, healthcare, media and entertainment, and government sectors. Signal Sciences is also the recipient of InfoWorld’s Technology of the Year and Computing’s DevOps Excellence Award for Best DevOps Security Tool. For more information, visit Signal Sciences or follow @SignalSciences.

About 451 Research

451 Research is a leading information technology research and advisory company focusing on technology innovation and market disruption. More than 100 analysts and consultants provide essential insight to more than 2,000 client organizations globally through syndicated research, advisory services and live events. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in New York, 451 Research is a division of the 451 Group. Learn more about the 451 Research Firestarters.


Juanita Mo

Director of Communications, Signal Sciences

Alexandria Plew

Matter Communications for Signal Sciences

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