Penta Security Receives CC Certification for Cloud WAF

Data encryption and web secuWAPPLES : Cloud WAFrity provider Penta Security Systems Inc. announced that WAPPLES V-Series, the cloud WAF, has successfully completed the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (CC), conducted by the Director of CC’s IT Security Certification Center.


WAPPLES V-Series is a web application firewall optimized for the cloud environment that is provided as a virtual image. It is recognized as a stable security solution in the cloud environment, receiving the first CC certification for a cloud WAF in South Korea. Currently, WAPPLES V-Series has been selected as a virtual machine WAF product for the demonstration businesses, which is a part of the “G-Cloud” infra project by the Korean government.

Penta Security CTO Duk Soo Kim said, “WAPPLES V-Series is the first CC certified cloud WAF in Korea. This is the result of Penta Security’s effort to lead the industry with the most advanced technology, and innovate WAF products on a continual basis.” He continued “The Korean cloud computing market is expected to grow more now that cloud service users can use a certified and reliable WAF.”

After its initial release with a major telecommunication company in 2011, major cloud service providers, including KT and Gabia, have been using WAPPLES V-Series. It is leading the cloud WAF market, just like its appliance version, supporting almost all virtual solutions such as VMware, Ctrixt Xen, Hyper-V, Red Hat KVM, and Pararells.

Jaeson Yoo, Head of Global Business for Penta Security, stated “It is important for a software provider to have a presence in the US.” He continued, “The software market here is very active, and our global interests are rapidly outgrowing the Asia Pacific region. We expect to use our US operations as a foundation to become one of the true global leaders in the IT security industry.”


Penta Security Releases 12 Gbps WAF, WAPPLES-10000

WAF, WAPPLES-10000 provides the highest performance in the industry

Data encryption and web security provider Penta Security Systems Inc. announced its most powerful web application firewalls, the WAPPLES-5200 and WAPPLES-10000. The WAF, WAPPLES-10000 provides the highest performance in the industry with its capacity, capable of up to 12 Gbps throughput. The model is ideal for the large, robust web service environments.

Penta Security’s WAPPLES is a logic engine-based WAF, which means it can detect unknown attacks, unlike pattern-based WAFs that can only react to previously known attacks. WAPPLES can process large amount of web traffics with its embedded in-memory processing technology for high performance. With the detection engine and in-memory process, WAPPLES delivers high security and stability. WAPPLES-10000 can process up to 12 Gbps network throughput. It is the highest performance in the WAF industry, and this capability enables WAPPLES-10000 to provide stable web security services for large web service systems such as portals, games, and online malls without any buffering or system delay.

Penta Security CTO Duk Soo Kim said,

“There have been a sequence of data breaches exploiting web applications’ vulnerabilities. IT infrastructures, meanwhile, are constantly expanding, resulting in increased traffic that can, in some cases, seem overwhelming. Therefore, people are realizing the importance of web security, and the demand for high performance WAFs is increasing.” He continued, “WAPPLES is a verified product in the Korean market with a 61% market share of the public sector in the past three years. We have about 2,500 installations so far. The new 12Gpbs WAF will provide proper security and high-performance experience,” he emphasized.


Penta Security Systems Inc. was established by CEO Seokwoo Lee in 1997 by CEO Seokwoo Lee, and is a leading provider of web and data security products, solutions, and services in the Asian-Pacific region.

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