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"It's more expensive than other solutions and depending on the modules, there can be additional fees.""F5 bundles up services and the bundle is what you pay for rather than individual components.""Its price is fair. We have done a couple of deals where they were able to give some kind of discount to the customers. The price was initially high for the customers, but after a couple of negotiations, it came within their budget. They were happy with that.""There are various plans available for Fortinet FortiWeb Cloud WAF as a Service, including a trial version.""It is expensive. Its price should be better. Its licensing is on a yearly basis. Its licensing is also based on the model. There are no additional costs.""I don't have any issue with the pricing of this solution."

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Top Answer: Very easy to implement and works well.
Top Answer: I don't have any issue with the pricing of this solution. I am only involved with the technical portion of it.
Top Answer: Although we're getting some reports, we're not getting all the reports we need. There seems to be a gap in report management.
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Overview

With limited security expertise, protecting your web applications is a daunting task. Web Application Protector provides automated web application firewall (WAF) and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection that’s designed to offload the complexity associated with a traditional WAF. Easy to deploy and manage, Web Application Protector is backed by the scale and reliability of the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform ― so you worry less about threats and focus more on growing your business.

F5's Advanced WAF is built on proven F5 technology and goes beyond reactive security such as static signatures and reputation to proactively detect and mitigate bots, secure credentials and sensitive data, and defend against application denial-of-service (DoS). Advanced WAF redefines application security to address the most prevalent threats organizations face today.

Advanced WAF is offered as an appliance, virtual edition, and as a managed service—providing automated WAF services that meet complex deployment and management requirements while protecting your apps with great precision. It is the most effective solution for guarding modern applications and data from existing and emerging threats while maintaining compliance with key regulatory mandates.

Advanced WAF redefines application security to address the most prevalent threats organizations face today:

•Web attacks that steal credentials and gain unauthorized access across user accounts.
•Application layer attacks that evade static security based on reputation and manual signatures.
•New attack surfaces and threats due to the rapid adoption of APIs.
•OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities

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Douglas Omaha Technology Commission, ZALORA, PrintPlanet
MAXIMUS, Vivo, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office, City Bank
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm10%
Insurance Company6%
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Financial Services Firm40%
Non Tech Company20%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Printing Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government6%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise40%
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Akamai Web Application Protector is ranked 26th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) while F5 Advanced WAF is ranked 4th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 11 reviews. Akamai Web Application Protector is rated 0.0, while F5 Advanced WAF is rated 8.4. On the other hand, the top reviewer of F5 Advanced WAF writes "It is very stable as as a load balancer or a web application firewall". Akamai Web Application Protector is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Akamai Kona Site Defender, Akamai Kona DDoS Defender, AWS WAF and Signal Sciences, whereas F5 Advanced WAF is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Fortinet FortiWeb, NGINX App Protect, Imperva Web Application Firewall and Cloudflare.

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