Miro Case Study
Auto-scaling Wallarm WAF for billions of requests for Miro
Miro is the online visual collaboration platform that enables distributed teams to work effectively together, from running brainstorming sessions and workshops to planning projects, from designing new products and services to facilitating agile ceremonies. Thousands of companies and millions of users rely on Miro for collaboration in the new work-from-home world. Obsession about customer experience and responsiveness makes Miro rely on modern protocols like WebSockets.
Founded in 2011
HQ: San Francisco, CA
15M+ users worldwide & growing fast through Pandemic year
95% of the Fortune 500 are existing customers
Why was the search for a WAF vendor initiated?
The security of Miro user data is the highest priority. To increase the level of security and provide real time protection from a number of threats it was decided to bring WAF on the table. It helps to protect user data and monitor attempts to bypass Miro security.
3 most valued issues that were solved for Miro by Wallarm
Wallarm WAF helps to monitor an interest from malicious persons to Miro.
Wallarm WAF helps to block malicious requests immediately without involvement of individuals, and also helps to investigate and understand why it is blocked.
Wallarm WAF helps to save time for issues investigation with a useful dashboard and data.
Technical background for Wallarm WAF use case
Miro infrastructure is hosted within AWS. A lot of different technical stacks and applications are used behind the scenes including REST APIs, WebSockets, and others. Also Miro application works in real time to provide collaboration, which means all applications and infrastructure need to support that scale, stability and security.
- AWS Infrastructure
- Online whiteboard for distributed teams –latency is important
- Provide beyond normal attacks coverage, visibility and ability to finetune the WAF based on our application traffic