Imperva Recognized as a December 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Web Application Firewalls

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 19, 2018-- Imperva, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMPV), a leading global provider of best-in-class cybersecurity solutions on-premises, in the cloud, and across hybrid environments, today announced that it is a December 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Web Application Firewalls. Peer Insights is an online platform of ratings and reviews of IT software and services written and read by IT professionals and decision-makers. Customers gave Imperva an average of 4.5 of 5 stars*, highlighting the company’s dedication to innovation, flexible deployment options, and customer service.

Imperva received approximately 100 verified, anonymous reviews* provided by members of its worldwide customer base, including:

  • “Good development design and easy to integrate with any platform” – technology lead in the Manufacturing industry
  • “One of the most reliable and resilient web application firewall solutions” – security specialist in the government industry
  • “The most comprehensive WAF solution to-date” - technology manager in the Finance industry
  • “Easy implementation, great features, good product” - IT infrastructure director in the Services Industry

“It is truly rewarding to be recognized by our customers,” said Chris Hylen, president and CEO of Imperva. “We believe their positive reviews are a testament to the hard work and commitment of our employees. We look forward to continuing to deliver offerings that secure mission-critical applications and data and enable customers to defend their business growth.”

Earlier in the year, Imperva was positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls for the fifth consecutive year. According to Gartner, “Web application strategies include a ‘hybrid approach’ that protects on-premises and cloud-hosted assets with the same WAF technology as the best use cases for WAF appliances.”1

Imperva is the only major WAF vendor to offer a hybrid approach. In addition, Imperva was recognized by SC Media, cybersecurity professionals’ leading source of in-depth unbiased news and reviews, as a Trust Award finalist in the Best Web Application Solution and Best Database Security Solution categories for the 2019 SC Awards. The finalists and winners for the Trust Awards are chosen by an expert panel of judges with extensive knowledge and experience in the cybersecurity industry. Winners will be announced at the SC Awards ceremony on March 5, 2019 in San Francisco.

*Ratings and reviews current as of December 14, 2018.

1] Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls” by Jeremy D'Hoinne, Adam Hils, Ayal Tirosh, Claudio Neiva, August 29, 2018.

About Peer Insights

Peer Insights is an online platform of ratings and reviews of IT software and services that are written and read by IT professionals and technology decision-makers. The goal is to help IT leaders make more insightful purchase decisions and help technology providers improve their products by receiving objective, unbiased feedback from their customers. Gartner Peer Insights includes more than 70,000 verified reviews in more than 200 markets. For more information, please visit

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About Imperva WAF Solutions

Imperva WAF analyzes user access to business-critical web applications and protects these applications and the data they utilize from targeted web-based attacks. The combination of on-premises appliances, cloud-based services, threat intelligence, and flexible licensing enables companies to protect their websites with complete confidence. Those seeking a comprehensive application security solution can choose cloud-based services, or deploy physical and virtual, on-premises or in the cloud. Imperva WAF is also available for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud with the same capabilities that protect on-premises applications.

1] Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls” by Jeremy D’Hoinne, Adam Hils, Ayal Tirosh, Claudio Neiva, August 29, 2018.

About Imperva

Imperva® is a leading cybersecurity company that delivers best-in-class solutions to protect data and applications, wherever they reside: on-premises, in the cloud, and across hybrid environments. The company’s Incapsula, SecureSphere, and CounterBreach product lines help organizations protect websites, applications, APIs, and databases from cyberattacks while ensuring compliance. Imperva innovates using data, analytics, and insights from our experts and our community to deliver simple, effective, and enduring solutions that protect our customers from cybercriminals. Learn more at, our blog, or Twitter.

About The SC Awards

SC Awards is recognized as the industry gold standard of accomplishment for cybersecurity professionals, products and services. With the awards, SC Media recognizes the achievements of cybersecurity professionals in the field, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities, and the vigilant work of government, commercial and nonprofit entities. Vendors and service providers who offer a product and/or service for the commercial, government, educational, nonprofit or other industries are eligible for the SC Awards’ Trust Award category

© 2018 Imperva, Inc. All rights reserved. Imperva, the Imperva logo, CounterBreach, Incapsula, SecureSphere, ThreatRadar, Camouflage, and Prevoty along with their designs are trademarks of Imperva, Inc. and its subsidiaries.

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