Gcore acquires StackPath WAAP to boost edge security

Gcore, a global provider of edge AI, cloud, network, and security solutions, has announced the acquisition of StackPath’s web application and API protection (WAAP) solution, a leading product for protecting applications from cyberattacks. The acquisition will enhance Gcore’s security offerings with web application firewall (WAF), API security, bot protection, and Layer-7 DDoS mitigation at the edge.

The WAAP will be integrated into Gcore’s security product lineup by Q3 2024, adding AI-driven WAF, customisation, advanced threat identification, and real-time analytics features. Gcore’s edge network, which spans over 160 points of presence, will bring protection closer to the end user, reducing latency, scaling against large-scale DDoS attacks, protecting against common vulnerabilities, safeguarding critical API endpoints, and leveraging real-time threat intelligence.

StackPath WAAP was recognised as a cloud WAF leader by SecureIQLab, an independent security solutions assessor. Gcore will offer flexible pricing plans based on usage and an early-access version for customer evaluation.

Andre Reitenbach, CEO at Gcore, comments: “The acquisition of StackPath WAAP marks a significant milestone in our strategic roadmap, underscoring our commitment to continuous innovation of our solutions and edge infrastructure. With its outstanding reputation for quality, StackPath WAAP stands as a premier solution in the market. Its integration will further strengthen our customers’ application and API security and provide them with enhanced defences against application-layer DDoS attacks at the edge”.

“We’re passionate about security in the cloud and proud of the WAAP we built at StackPath,” said Kip Turco, Chief Executive Officer for StackPath. “When we decided to focus even more specifically on our latency-sensitive, highly distributed edge-computing platform, we knew Gcore would be the perfect home for the continuing innovation of this next-gen WAAP. We look forward to partnering with Gcore even more in the ongoing evolution of cloud, edge, and the security solutions the industry needs.”

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