Incapsula: Bringing web speed and security to the masses

March 3, 2011 | Robert Scoble

Web site security and speed are essentials for any business that values its Internet presence. If you run a small business, however, acquiring these essentials can be prohibitively expensive and/or time consuming. Incapsula has developed a solution that addresses these concerns.

“We found over the past few years that real security and accelerations are something that only the upper echelon of web sites are able to afford,” explains Gur Shatz, Co-Founder and CEO of Incapsula. “At Incapsula, we’re trying to solve this issue. We’re trying to bring security and acceleration…into the mainstream.”

While your hosting company likely provides a level of security for your web infrastructure, it’s what you put on top of that infrastructure that can lead to problems. Applications are typically where the problems are found, and when a vulnerability is discovered, Incapsula steps in and provides a “virtual patch” to block potential attacks.

Incapsula’s customers are able to access the service without installing any additional hardware or software. You simply make a DNS change, and you’re up and running.

Through its access to the Internet backbone and its optimization techniques, Incapsula adds increased speed to its security offerings. “You want your web site to run fast,” says Marc Gaffan, Incapsula’s Co-Founder and VP of Marketing and Business Development. “If it’s running fast, your [search engine optimization] rankings are going to improve, your visitor experience is going to improve, and people are going to stay longer on your web site,” which translates into more business and a better customer experience.

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Josh Fraser March 3, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Great to hear about Incapsula. I’d love to hear more specifics about what sort of speed optimizations they are doing.

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