Prevent Information Disclosure - Data Protection


Even a single instance of a protected data object anywhere in a Web server response can be detected and blocked before it is inadvertently disclosed.

Total Uptime Technologies Web Application Firewall protects sensitive application content which, if leaked, could result in fraud and identity theft. The business object protection modules provided in the Web Application Firewall offers predefined object protection (i.e., U.S. Social Security numbers [SSNs] or credit card numbers) and the capability to protect any administratively-defined data objects.

With the Total Uptime Technologies Web Application Firewall, even a single instance of a protected data object anywhere in a Web server response can be detected, blocked or rewritten before it is inadvertently disclosed. Blocking the transmission of sensitive data objects in corporate Web pages provides an ideal solution for meeting the privacy requirements mandated by the growing number of governmental regulations, such as HIPAA, Gramm-Leach Bliley Act and more.

Even a single instance of a protected data object anywhere in a Web server response can be detected, blocked before it is inadvertently disclosed.

Protect credit card numbers from being stolen from your site

When customers entrust their credit card information to an online vendor, they are expecting that this confidential information is guarded vigorously. Any unauthorized leakage of customer credit card numbers can permanently damage a company’s reputation and cost the company their most valued customers.

Unfortunately, credit card information is the number one target for information criminals. And the most direct route to a store of credit card information is through a Web application attached to a back-end database. Any number of vulnerabilities in Web application code could result in a database breach and the loss of hundreds or thousands of credit card numbers.

When enabled, the Total Uptime Technologies Web Application Firewall can prevent the unauthorized transmission of credit card numbers by Web applications. It uses deep stream inspection technology to detect each instance of a credit card number in a Web server response. Once detected, the Web Application Firewall can block transmission or mask the majority of digits in the credit card number, making it worthless to hackers.

The Web Application Firewall can serve as the last line of defense against hackers attempting to steal customer credit card numbers.

Prevent identity theft by securing Social Security numbers

SSNs are a key target for hackers to commit financial fraud and identity theft. Their widespread Internet use is a major concern and liability for companies and government agencies.

When enabled, the Total Uptime Technologies Web Application Firewall prevents hackers from stealing U.S. SSNs from Web applications. Regardless of the attack vector, the solution can prevent the unauthorized transmission of even a single SSN appearing anywhere in Web server response. As an option, it can also limit the number of SSNs displayed per Web page or mask all SSN digits.

Protect confidential data from ever leaving your Web application

Our Web Application Firewall can prevent the unauthorized transmission of sensitive data via Web applications. When enabled, security managers can ensure that user-defined data objects (customer account numbers or patient record IDs) will never be compromised by an application attack. It provides an ideal solution for meeting the privacy requirements mandated by the growing number of governmental regulations, such as HIPAA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and more.

Listed below are just some examples of user-defined data objects that can be protected:

  • Driver’s license numbers
  • Account numbers
  • Passwords
  • Patient ID numbers
  • Transaction codes
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) tags
  • Customer identifications
  • Billing codes

Data Protection is a component of our Web Application Firewall Service.
Learn more about this service, our cloud platform, intuitive web-based management interface, pricing, 24x7 support and more by visiting our Web Application Firewall overview page.