wafw00f v2.2 released: identifies and fingerprints Web Application Firewall (WAF) products


identifies and fingerprints Web Application Firewall (WAF) products.


How does it work?

To do its magic, WAFW00F does the following:

  • Sends a normal HTTP request and analyses the response; this identifies a number of WAF solutions
  • If that is not successful, it sends a number of (potentially malicious) HTTP requests and uses simple logic to deduce which WAF it is
  • If that is also not successful, it analyses the responses previously returned and uses another simple algorithm to guess if a WAF or security solution is actively responding to our attacks

What does it detect?

It detects a number of WAFs. To view which WAFs it is able to detect run WAFW00F with the -l option. At the time of writing the output is as follows:

$ wafw00f -l

/ \
( Woof! )
\______/ )
,, ) (_
.-. - _______ ( |__|
()``; |==|_______) .)|__|
/ (' /|\ ( |__|
( / ) / | \ . |__|
\(_)_)) / | \ |__|

WAFW00F - Web Application Firewall Detection Tool

Can test for these WAFs:

BlockDoS (BlockDoS)
Armor Defense (Armor)
ACE XML Gateway (Cisco)
Malcare (Inactiv)
RSFirewall (RSJoomla!)
PerimeterX (PerimeterX)
Varnish (OWASP)
Barracuda Application Firewall (Barracuda Networks)
Anquanbao (Anquanbao)
NetContinuum (Barracuda Networks)
HyperGuard (Art of Defense)
Incapsula (Imperva Inc.)
Safedog (SafeDog)
NevisProxy (AdNovum)
SEnginx (Neusoft)
BitNinja (BitNinja)
Janusec Application Gateway (Janusec)
NinjaFirewall (NinTechNet)
Edgecast (Verizon Digital Media)
Alert Logic (Alert Logic)
Cloudflare (Cloudflare Inc.)
SecureSphere (Imperva Inc.)
Bekchy (Faydata Technologies Inc.)
Kona Site Defender (Akamai)
Wallarm (Wallarm Inc.)
Cloudfront (Amazon)
aeSecure (aeSecure)
eEye SecureIIS (BeyondTrust)
VirusDie (VirusDie LLC)
DOSarrest (DOSarrest Internet Security)
SiteGround (SiteGround)
Chuang Yu Shield (Yunaq)
Yunsuo (Yunsuo)
NAXSI (NBS Systems)
UTM Web Protection (Sophos)
Approach (Approach)
NetScaler AppFirewall (Citrix Systems)
DynamicWeb Injection Check (DynamicWeb)
WebTotem (WebTotem)
Comodo (Comodo CyberSecurity Solutions)
PowerCDN (PowerCDN)
BIG-IP Access Policy Manager (F5 Networks)
BinarySec (BinarySec)
Greywizard (Grey Wizard)
Shield Security (One Dollar Plugin)
ASP.NET Generic Web Application Protection
CacheWall (Varnish)
Expression Engine (EllisLab)
Airlock (Phion/Ergon)
WatchGuard (WatchGuard Technologies)
WP Cerber Security (Cerber Tech)
Yunjiasu (Baidu Cloud Computing)
DenyALL (Rohde & Schwarz CyberSecurity)
AnYu (AnYu Technologies)
Secure Entry (United Security Providers)
ISA Server (Microsoft)
Yundun (Yundun)
FirePass (F5 Networks)
GoDaddy Website Protection (GoDaddy)
Imunify360 (CloudLinux)
Safe3 Web Firewall (Safe3)
NSFocus (NSFocus Global Inc.)
360WangZhanBao (360 Technologies)
Squarespace (Squarespace)
Imperva SecureSphere
Bluedon (Bluedon IST)
AliYunDun (Alibaba Cloud Computing)
Wordfence (Feedjit)
Palo Alto Next Gen Firewall (Palo Alto Networks)
Tencent Cloud Firewall (Tencent Technologies)
WebARX (WebARX Security Solutions)
Mission Control Application Shield (Mission Control)
BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (F5 Networks)
Sitelock (TrueShield)
ZScaler (Accenture)
CrawlProtect (Jean-Denis Brun)
Teros (Citrix Systems)
AWS Elastic Load Balancer (Amazon)
Cloudbric (Zendesk)
StackPath (StackPath)
URLScan (Microsoft)
Sucuri (Sucuri Inc.)
TransIP Web Firewall (TransIP)
OnMessage Shield (BlackBaud)
Distil (Distil Networks)
Profense (ArmorLogic)
ModSecurity (SpiderLabs)
FortiWeb (Fortinet)
XLabs Security WAF (XLabs)
ASP.NET RequestValidationMode (Microsoft)
Jiasule (Jiasule)
ChinaCache CDN Load Balancer (ChinaCache)
URLMaster SecurityCheck (iFinity/DotNetNuke)
Reblaze (Reblaze)
Newdefend (NewDefend)
Trafficshield (F5 Networks)
KS-WAF (KnownSec)
SiteGuard (Sakura Inc.)
CdnNS Application Gateway (CdnNs/WdidcNet)
DataPower (IBM)
WebKnight (AQTRONIX)
BIG-IP Application Security Manager (F5 Networks)
Barikode (Ethic Ninja)
Zenedge (Zenedge)
SonicWall (Dell)
DotDefender (Applicure Technologies)
USP Secure Entry Server
AppWall (Radware)



Changelog v2.2

  • New features like docker support and output format fixes.
  • Several new bug fixes and stability to the existing code.
  • Few new WAF detections.


git clone https://github.com/EnableSecurity/wafw00f.git
cd wafw00f
python setup.py install


pip install wafw00f


$ wafw00f https://www.ibm.com/

^ ^
_ __ _ ____ _ __ _ _ ____
///7/ /.' \ / __////7/ /,' \ ,' \ / __/
| V V // o // _/ | V V // 0 // 0 // _/
|_n_,'/_n_//_/ |_n_,' \_,' \_,'/_/

WAFW00F - Web Application Firewall Detection Tool

By Sandro Gauci && Wendel G. Henrique

Checking https://www.ibm.com/
The site https://www.ibm.com/ is behind a Citrix NetScaler
Number of requests: 6



Copyright (c) 2019, Sandro Gauci, Enable Security GmbH and Wendel G. Henrique – Trustwave 2009
All rights reserved.

Source: https://github.com/EnableSecurity/