Qualys Introduces IronBee Open Source Web App Firewall

Qualys has just released IronBee, an open source Web Application Firewall (WAF) developed in conjunction with Akamai. The main two developers on IronBee are Ivan Ristić and Brian Rectanus, who previously wrote ModSecurity before the acquisition by Breach Security (and later Trustwave). Also interesting is the participation of Will Metcalf, Lead QA for Open Information Security Foundation (OISF) and the inclusion of the LibHTP library written by Ivan and included with OISF's Suricata. It is encouraging to see LibHTP pick up another project. As IronBee is ultimately targeted for SaaS deployment, I wonder if this means we will see a combined IronBee/Suricata SaaS in the future.