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AWS WAF Pros and Cons

AWS WAF Pros

Principal Engineer at Nineleaps Technology
This product supplies options for web security for applications accessing sensitive information.
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Cloud security Consultant at 8KMiles
AWS has flexibility in terms of WAF rules.
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Physical Designer at Semtech Corporation
The access instruction feature is the most valuable. This is what we use the most.
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Manager, IT Infrastructure & Information Security at flyadeal
The security firewall plus the features that protect against database injections or scripting,
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TM
AWS Security Specialist at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable features are the geo-restriction denials and the web ACL.
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AB
Solution Architect at a non-profit with 10,001+ employees
The solution is stable.
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RH
President at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Its best feature is that it is on the cloud and does not require local hardware resources.
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JP
Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is the scalability because it automatically scales up or scales down as per our requirements.
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IT Governance at Globecast
The most valuable aspect is that it protects our code. It's a bit difficult to overwrite code in our application. It also protects against threats.
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Jefe subdepartamento Operaciones at a government with 10,001+ employees
Their technical support has been quite good.
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AWS WAF Cons

Principal Engineer at Nineleaps Technology
The technical support does not respond to bugs in the coding of the product.
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Cloud security Consultant at 8KMiles
When users choose the free service, there isn't great support available to them.
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Physical Designer at Semtech Corporation
It is sometimes a lot of work going through the rules and making sure you have everything covered for a use case. It is just the way rules are set and maintained in this solution. Some UI changes will probably be helpful. It is not easy to find the documentation of new features. Documentation not being updated is a common problem with all services, including this one. You have different versions of the console, and the options shown in the documentation are not there. For a new feature, there is probably an announcement about being released, but when it comes out, there is no actual documentation about how to use it. This makes you either go to technical support or community, which probably doesn't have an idea either. The documentation on the cloud should be the latest one. Finding information about a specific event can be a bit challenging. For this solution, not much documentation is available in the community. It could be because it is a new tool. Whenever there is an issue, it is just not that simple to resolve, especially if you don't have premium support. You have pretty much nowhere to look around, and you just need to poke around to try and make it work right.
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Learn what your peers think about AWS WAF. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2021.
540,984 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Manager, IT Infrastructure & Information Security at flyadeal
For now, there is no feature to protect against attack of the bad bots
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TM
AWS Security Specialist at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
On the UI side, I would like it if they could bring back the geolocation view on the corner.
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AB
Solution Architect at a non-profit with 10,001+ employees
While the complexity of the installation can vary from one service to another, overall, I would say that it and the configuration and navigation are somewhat complex.
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RH
President at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The pricing model is complicated.
The setup is complicated.
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JP
Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I would like to be able to view a graphical deployment map in the user interface that will give me an overview of the configuration and help to determine whether I have missed any steps.
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IT Governance at Globecast
It's a bit difficult to apply the right rules for the right security.
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Jefe subdepartamento Operaciones at a government with 10,001+ employees
We haven't faced any problems with the solution.
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Learn what your peers think about AWS WAF. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2021.
540,984 professionals have used our research since 2012.