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Modes of Operation
Prophaze Web Application Firewall can work in two modes
- Learning Mode
- Active Mode
In Learning Mode, all traffic (except for standard signature based attacks) is allowed to pass through the server , but all attacks to the host is monitored and stored internally in the WAF . This mode is usually used in the initial stage of installation of WAF. At this time Prophaze WAF learns the target application profile , behavior of the system , and automatically learns to which resource the access needs to be granted.
In Active mode, Prophaze WAF blocks malicious attacks to the server and the corresponding events are logged into the system which is available as reports . In both Active and Learning Mode Prophaze WAF works as a Reverse Proxy, where all the requests and response are routed to host server.