REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., July 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Imperva, Inc. (NYSE:IMPV), committed to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on-premises, today announced that it has been named the sole leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls (WAF). Imperva is unique in that it is the only vendor that has been the sole leader in a Gartner Magic Quadrant for the past three years.

“We believe our unrelenting focus to deliver best-in-class solutions that help our customers protect their apps and the data behind them, both in the cloud and on-premises, has led to our sole position in the leadership quadrant for the third year in a row,” said Anthony Bettencourt, CEO of Imperva. “This recognition, we feel, is a testament to our efforts to provide our customers with continual innovation, which is especially important given the industrialization of cybercrime and the growing frequency and complexity of cyber security threats.”

According to Gartner, “The WAF market is growing, with new use cases and security requirements ranging from “good enough” security for compliance to protection against targeted attacks. Enterprise security teams should evaluate how WAFs can provide high security that is also easy to consume and manage.”1

About Imperva WAF Solutions
Imperva SecureSphere WAF analyzes all user access to business-critical web applications and protects these applications and the data they utilize from targeted web-based attacks. It learns what is considered “normal” behavior and correlates this with the industry leading crowd-sourced threat intelligence from Imperva ThreatRadar, which includes IP Reputation, Bot Mitigation, Account Takeover Protection and Fraud Prevention services. It includes threat research from the Imperva Defense Center, and the latest threat data from best-of-breed security partners, to deliver the most comprehensive protection for enterprises and small businesses alike.

Imperva Incapsula is a cloud-based WAF delivered as a service that enables customers to protect websites and increase their performance, improving end user experiences and safeguarding web applications and their data from attack. Incapsula includes robust WAF capabilities to thwart web attacks, as well as DDoS mitigation to ensure attacks don’t impact online business assets, a content delivery network to optimize and accelerate web traffic, and a load balancer to maximize the potential of web environments.

Imperva WAF solutions can be deployed in customer data centers, as a cloud service or on multiple cloud infrastructures, such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. The solutions can be managed directly by the customer or delivered as a managed service.

To access a copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls, please visit

1] Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls” by Jeremy D'Hoinne, Adam Hils, Claudio Neiva, July 19, 2016.

About the Magic Quadrant
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Imperva
Imperva® (NYSE:IMPV) is a leading provider of cyber security solutions that protect business-critical data and applications. The company’s SecureSphere, CounterBreach, Incapsula and Skyfence product lines enable organizations to discover assets and risks, protect information wherever it lives – in the cloud and on-premises – and comply with regulations. The Imperva Defense Center, a research team comprised of some of the world’s leading experts in data and application security, continually enhances Imperva products with up-to-the-minute threat intelligence, and publishes reports that provide insight and guidance on the latest threats and how to mitigate them. Imperva is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California. Learn more:, our blog, on Twitter.

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