REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 24, 2017-- Imperva, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMPV), committed to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on-premises, today announced that Xero, a leading global accounting platform provider, is using the Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall (WAF) and the Imperva ThreatRadar service to further safeguard its cloud-hosted applications from malicious web application attacks.
Founded in 2006, today Xero provides small business cloud accounting software. The company, which has over one million subscribers in more than 180 countries, is scaling quickly. After experiencing a significant period of growth, they made the decision to move from legacy infrastructure to a cloud data-hosting environment.
Aaron McKeown, head of Security Engineering and Architecture at Xero, said: “With more than one million subscribers, Xero is growing globally, and our infrastructure is scaling with it. At Xero, protecting and defending our systems and environment against today’s sophisticated cyberattacks is of critical importance. We needed a data-hosting environment that would enable us to scale to meet the demands of millions of customers and deliver consistent performance, even during the busiest times of the day. Imperva is helping us to protect and defend our systems without compromising speed or the deployment of innovative features.”
Deploying Imperva SecureSphere further fortifies the layer of protection between Xero’s users and its application that protects them against the OWASP Top 10 web security risks. Imperva SecureSphere also enables the virtual patching of applications against new vulnerabilities as soon as they are discovered...