AWS WAF Review

Easy to scale, flexible, quite efficient, and the geo-restriction capabilities are helpful


What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for online web applications.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the geo-restriction denials and the web ACL.

I enjoy using it because it is very easy.

Also, it's quite efficient.

What needs improvement?

The service itself is fine. On the UI side, I would like it if they could bring back the conditions view which had geo match, IP sets and etc. When using WAF classic you could see this option on the left side of the console. Currently IP sets and regex strings is there but geo match does not seem to be included, not sure if geo matching is still supported.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using AWS WAF for almost three years.

We are using the newest version of AWS WAF, which is Version 2.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution. I have not experienced any issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There are approximately 1,000 people who are using this solution on a daily basis.

It is easy to scale. Just ensure that you cover the relevant resources within it. You can cover multiple resources such as CDN or use them in your AOD.

It's quite scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not contacted technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have always used AWS. It's been the focus for the last three years.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was simple.

It took less than an hour to deploy.

What about the implementation team?

The implementation was completed internally.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's quite affordable. It's in the middle.

Everything is included with the usage that you take up when you implement the service.

What other advice do I have?

The product does not require any maintenance. You need to ensure how you consider your rules. You have to make sure that all of your considerations for your protection are done really well. Do regular updates to improve on the different threats and intrusion.

I would recommend the product because it is very flexible and you are able to use it with multiple services within AWS.

I would rate AWS WAF a solid ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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