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Azure Web Application Firewall is the #21 ranked solution in our list of top Web Application Firewalls. It is most often compared to AWS WAF: Azure Web Application Firewall vs AWS WAF

What is Azure Web Application Firewall?

Web Application Firewall (WAF) provides centralized protection of your web applications from common exploits and vulnerabilities. Web applications are increasingly targeted by malicious attacks that exploit commonly known vulnerabilities. SQL injection and cross-site scripting are among the most common attacks.

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Azure Web Application Firewall pricing:
  • "We have an enterprise agreement with Microsoft and the pricing is good."
  • "The price of the solution depends on your architecture and how you manage it. You can control the cost in Azure quite well. The costs do not directly correlate to expenses in the features we are using."
  • "The price is for this solution is fair and there is a license needed."

Azure Web Application Firewall Reviews

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MM
Lead Testing & Commissioning Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
Straightforward to set up, brilliant support, and it allows us to publish applications behind the firewall

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is that it allows us to publish our applications behind the firewall."
  • "The management can be improved."

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
AV
Assistant Consultant at Tata Consultancy
Reseller
Top 10
Minimal skills required, automation available, and responsive technical support

Pros and Cons

  • "We have found the most valuable features to be the web application, minimal skills required for management, control through policies, and automation."
  • "The support for proxy forwarding could improve."

What is our primary use case?


We use this solution as a reverse proxy and for log analytics of the workspace.

How has it helped my organization?

One of the past organizations we have worked for was able to get up to approximately 400,000 users. It was a huge use case with this solution and was successful.

What is most valuable?

We have found the most valuable features to be the web application, minimal skills required for management, control through policies, and automation.

What needs improvement?

The support for proxy forwarding could improve.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is really good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good. However, this depends on how many subscriptions you have and how many you can actually deploy. We have a workaround for our architecture to scale up, we do not have a problem at this time.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have an enterprise agreement with Microsoft, we have never had an issue with the technical support.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is very easy.

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

The price of the solution depends on your architecture and how you manage it. You can control the cost in Azure quite well. The costs do not directly correlate to expenses in the features we are using.

What other advice do I have?

When using other solutions there can be many complications when integrating. I would definitely prefer only Azure native solutions.

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate Azure Web Application Firewall a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: partner
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Muralidharan Neelameghan
Group CIO at e-Volve Innovation Pt
Real User
Top 5
Good dashboards, stable, with decent technical support

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution has good dashboards."
  • "Deployment should be simplified so that a non-techie can handle it."

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use cases of this solution are mainly for UPII, DDoS phishing and spam. This is the first VAP solution that I've used. I'm group CIO and we are customers of Azure. 

What is most valuable?

The solution has good dashboards.

What needs improvement?

I think deployment should be simplified so that a non-techie can handle it. I also have concerns about the impact of the firewall on performance. I haven't fully experienced the solution yet, but it's an issue with every firewall and something that needs to be evaluated. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've only been using this solution for a couple of weeks. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable but having not used it for very long, there might be issues with how it pushes back on performance. We'll have to wait and see. For now, it's stable. 

How are customer service and technical support?

I haven't had any issues with technical support. 

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

For now, we have a prime account. We have to see what pricing will be based on what we deploy and how it's done. A regular license fee looks better than AWS just in terms of simplicity.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I evaluated Symantec to see how they use machine learning and the loss created from the logs. 

What other advice do I have?

One should be cautious when comparing it with a third party that's more into AI and machine learning. It's important to study the solution and its governance.

I rate the solution eight out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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AM
Cloud Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Priced fair, straightforward install, and scalable

What needs improvement?

There is a need to be able to configure the solution more. In the future, I would like to see the ability to activate using a public or private IP.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for approximately three and a half years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It has been a stable product in my experience.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. We have many clients using this solution.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was easy, it took 45 minutes for one administrator.

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

The price is for this solution is fair and there is a license needed.

What other advice do I have?

I would…

What needs improvement?

There is a need to be able to configure the solution more.

In the future, I would like to see the ability to activate using a public or private IP.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for approximately three and a half years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It has been a stable product in my experience.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. We have many clients using this solution.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was easy, it took 45 minutes for one administrator.

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

The price is for this solution is fair and there is a license needed.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate Azure Web Application Firewall an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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