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Pros
"The security firewall plus the features that protect against database injections or scripting,""The most valuable feature is the scalability because it automatically scales up or scales down as per our requirements.""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.""AWS has flexibility in terms of WAF rules.""This product supplies options for web security for applications accessing sensitive information.""Its best feature is that it is on the cloud and does not require local hardware resources.""The access instruction feature is the most valuable. This is what we use the most.""The most valuable features are the geo-restriction denials and the web ACL."

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"It inspects the traffic at the network level before it comes into Azure. We can do SSL offloading, and it can detect abnormalities before the traffic comes into the application. It can be used globally and is easy to set up. It is also quite stable and scalable.""The price is one of the most important aspects of the product. It's quite affordable."

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Cons
"For now, there is no feature to protect against attack of the bad bots""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.""It's a bit difficult to apply the right rules for the right security.""When users choose the free service, there isn't great support available to them.""The technical support does not respond to bugs in the coding of the product.""The pricing model is complicated.""The setup is complicated.""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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"We should be able to use Front Door defenders with multiple cloud vendors. Currently, they can be used only with the Azure cloud. Azure Front Door should also be able to do global load balancing and provide internal front door services. Microsoft should clearly define what Traffic Manager, Application Gateway, and Azure Front Door products do. These are similar products, and people get confused between these products.""I'm responsible for the governance and cost control of Azure. I'm not a specialist in any products and therefore I couldn't really speak effectively to features that are lacking or missing."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"AWS is not that costly by comparison. They are maybe close to $40 per month. I think it was between $29 or $39.""It has a variable pricing scheme.""We are kind of doing a POC comparison to see what works best. Pricing-wise, AWS is one of the most attractive ones. It is fairly cheap, and we like the pricing part. We're trying to see what makes more sense operation-wise, license-wise, and pricing-wise.""It's quite affordable. It's in the middle.""The pricing should be more affordable, especially as it pertains to small clients."

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"It is on a pay-as-you-go basis."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Hi Varun, I have had experienced with several WAF deployments and deep technical assessments of the following: 1. Imperva WAF 2. F5 WAF 3. Polarisec Cloud WAF Typical limitations on cloud… more »
Top Answer: Their technical support has been quite good.
Top Answer: It inspects the traffic at the network level before it comes into Azure. We can do SSL offloading, and it can detect abnormalities before the traffic comes into the application. It can be used… more »
Top Answer: We should be able to use Front Door defenders with multiple cloud vendors. Currently, they can be used only with the Azure cloud. Azure Front Door should also be able to do global load balancing and… more »
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AWS Web Application Firewall
Azure Front-Door
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Overview

AWS WAF is a web application firewall that helps protect your web applications from common web exploits that could affect application availability, compromise security, or consume excessive resources. AWS WAF gives you control over which traffic to allow or block to your web applications by defining customizable web security rules. You can use AWS WAF to create custom rules that block common attack patterns, such as SQL injection or cross-site scripting, and rules that are designed for your specific application. New rules can be deployed within minutes, letting you respond quickly to changing traffic patterns. Also, AWS WAF includes a full-featured API that you can use to automate the creation, deployment, and maintenance of web security rules.

Azure Front Door is a global, scalable entry-point that uses the Microsoft global edge network to create fast, secure, and widely scalable web applications. With Front Door, you can transform your global consumer and enterprise applications into robust, high-performing personalized modern applications with contents that reach a global audience through Azure.

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eVitamins, 9Splay, Senao International
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company25%
Media Company25%
Transportation Company13%
Manufacturing Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider19%
Media Company14%
Financial Services Firm7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider20%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise50%
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Find out what your peers are saying about AWS WAF vs. Azure Front Door and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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AWS WAF is ranked 3rd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 10 reviews while Azure Front Door is ranked 14th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 2 reviews. AWS WAF is rated 7.8, while Azure Front Door is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of AWS WAF writes "Use this product to make it possible to deploy web applications securely". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Azure Front Door writes "Easy to implement and affordable with a fast deployment". AWS WAF is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Imperva Web Application Firewall, Akamai Kona Site Defender, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and Azure Web Application Firewall, whereas Azure Front Door is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Amazon CloudFront, Cloudflare, Cloudflare Web Application Firewall and Akamai. See our AWS WAF vs. Azure Front Door report.

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