Azure Web Application Firewall Review

Straightforward to set up, brilliant support, and it allows us to publish applications behind the firewall


What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is to protect the service from outside, as well as for our connectivity within the branches.

How has it helped my organization?

We already have some of our workloads published outside of Azure, and this allows them to connect to the database.

It is helping us to build a managed service model for our clients.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it allows us to publish our applications behind the firewall.

We are able to synchronize all of our common threads.

What needs improvement?

Any new security features that are released in the future will help us.

The management can be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using the Azure Web Application Firewall for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability-wise, this service is good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is very good. We do plan on increasing our usage in the future.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have brilliant support from Microsoft, and I would rate them as very good.

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

We were using another solution but it was not cloud-based. We implemented the Azure WAF because more of our workloads are moving to the cloud. Ultimately, we want all of our workloads to be on the cloud.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward, and not complicated at all.

What about the implementation team?

We deployed this solution ourselves.

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

We have an enterprise agreement with Microsoft and the pricing is good.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other options before implementing Azure WAF.

What other advice do I have?

In summary,l this is a good product, although I would recommend using FortiGate over this solution for a web application firewall.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Microsoft Azure
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: partner
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