New York-based Stor.ai has partnered with F5, a multi-cloud application security and delivery company, to equip grocers with advanced Web Application Firewall capabilities to protect grocery e-commerce platforms and add a secure application-layer firewall.
Through a combination of machine learning, intelligent threat detection and application expertise, grocery retailers using stor.ai’s platform can deploy advanced protection mechanisms to safeguard their e-commerce solution against potentially malicious attacks.
Grocery e-commerce platforms have become a critical target for attackers as the data they amass contains large quantities of personally identifiable information, which is deemed invaluable by attackers seeking opportunities to exploit existing vulnerabilities. However, many retailers have historically lacked the means to implement advanced cybersecurity capabilities and have not had an end-to-end solution enabling them to integrate cyber defense within their e-commerce platforms.
Stor.ai’s collaboration with F5 enables retailers to build e-commerce and cybersecurity capabilities. The benefits include a built-in integration, reduced implementation time, lower costs and updates of code and infrastructure so that there are no disruptions in the grocers’ ability to run their business.
The WAF monitors each request the application receives and the corresponding response of the application along with all the junctions where users interact with the application. This approach helps identify any suspicious and malicious activity, deterring hackers, minimizing the risk of data leaks and preventing any kind of damage.
“The acceleration of digital transformation during the pandemic and the proliferation of grocery e-commerce have increased the scale and scope of threats that companies in this field are facing,” said Gilad Globen, CTO, stor.ai.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with F5 to offer a best-in-class cybersecurity-as-a-service as we are committed to helping retailers set effective, secure parameters to keep systems protected at all times. With F5’s Distributed Cloud WAF in place, retailers can safely maintain their online presence, reduce the threat of theft, protect their bottom lines and offer enhanced security to their most valued partners – their customers.”
The partnership with Stor.ai is supported by F5’s local distributor, Zebra Technologies, with additional support coming from F5 platinum partner, Oasis Communication Technologies.
“The project allows Stor.ai to provide its customers with an end-to-end service, with advanced cybersecurity, that can be managed with both speed and simplicity,” said Adi Arviv, channel business manager at Zebra Technologies.
“The ability to provide security services on-demand, in a variety of environments and infrastructures, gives Stor.ai tremendous added value, as well as the ability to offer additional F5 services in the future. All of this is underpinned by the world-class support services provided by Oasis Communication Technologies. Together, we’re enabling maximum business value and a platform for further innovation.”
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