Gcore, the global edge AI, cloud, network, and security solutions provider, today announced the acquisition of StackPath’s web application and API protection (WAAP) solution. One of the most highly regarded security products for protecting applications, the new acquisition will provide Gcore customers with an enhanced, enterprise-grade security solution, incorporating web application firewall (WAF), API security, bot protection, and Layer-7 DDoS mitigation at the edge.

The acquisition marks a pivotal advancement in Gcore’s mission to deliver comprehensive edge security services to its customers worldwide. The integration of StackPath WAAP into Gcore’s security product lineup is scheduled for completion by Q3 2024.

StackPath WAAP was recognised as a cloud WAF leader by independent security solutions assessor, SecureIQLab. Its report, which compares the security and operational efficiency of multiple cloud WAF solutions, has become an essential benchmark for businesses seeking WAF services.


Andre Reitenbach, CEO at Gcore, comments: “The acquisition of StackPath WAAP marks a significant milestone in our strategic roadmap, underscoring our commitment to continuous innovation of our solutions and edge infrastructure. With its outstanding reputation for quality, StackPath WAAP stands as a premier solution in the market. Its integration will further strengthen our customers’ application and API security and provide them with enhanced defences against application-layer DDoS attacks at the edge.”

Gcore’s extensive edge network spans over 160 points of presence, delivering fast, reliable, and secure digital experiences worldwide. By leveraging the power of its edge network, Gcore is able to bring protection closer to the end user. This approach enhances performance by reducing latency, scales seamlessly against large-scale DDoS attacks, protects against common vulnerabilities, safeguards critical API endpoints, and leverages real-time threat intelligence. One of the key advantages of StackPath WAAP is its ability to leverage machine learning to detect and mitigate malicious behaviour. As Gcore incorporates the product into its portfolio, it plans to further enhance its capabilities with AI-driven WAF, enabling advanced identification of HTTP patterns to enhance protection and improve mitigation of zero-day attacks.

Gcore is committed to maintaining the rapid setup and out-of-the-box features that have made StackPath WAAP easily configurable, while enhancing it with additional capabilities including customisation, advanced threat identification, and real-time analytics. The integration into the Gcore product lineup is scheduled by Q3 2024, with an early access version available for customer evaluation in the meantime. Like all Gcore solutions, the SaaS-based WAAP product will feature flexible pricing plans tailored to meet the needs of every customer, based on their usage.


“We’re passionate about security in the cloud and proud of the WAAP we built at StackPath,” said Kip Turco, Chief Executive Officer for StackPath. “When we decided to focus even more specifically on our latency-sensitive, highly distributed edge-computing platform, we knew Gcore would be the perfect home for the continuing innovation of this next-gen WAAP. We look forward to partnering with Gcore even more in the ongoing evolution of cloud, edge, and the security solutions the industry needs.”