Compare AWS WAF vs. F5 Advanced WAF

AWS WAF is ranked 8th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 7 reviews while F5 Advanced WAF is ranked 6th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 10 reviews. AWS WAF is rated 7.8, while F5 Advanced WAF is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of AWS WAF writes "Makes sure files are protected, but the solution should be more proactive in detecting threats". On the other hand, the top reviewer of F5 Advanced WAF writes "Provides load-balancing and security for our enterprise-level clients". AWS WAF is most compared with Akamai Kona, Imperva Incapsula and F5 BIG-IP, whereas F5 Advanced WAF is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall. See our AWS WAF vs. F5 Advanced WAF report.
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The ability to take multiple data sets and match those data sets together is the solution's most valuable feature. The data lake that comes with it is very useful because that allows us to match data sets with different configurations that we wouldn't normally be able to match.The initial setup was very straightforward. Deployment took about ten minutes or less.The customized billing is the most valuable feature.It is a one-click WAF with no effort needed.It is Amazon. Everything is scalable. It is beyond what we need.It's simple, easy to use.The most valuable feature is the way it blocks threats to external applications.The most valuable feature is the security, making sure that files are protected, preventing unauthorized users from accessing the system.

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This solution is an enterprise-class firewall that provides both load-balancing and security.The anti-bot protection is the solution's most valuable feature. Safe-guard or credential staffing are also useful features.This solution inspects your traffic and based on that, automatically create distinct qualities for you, so you can add this to the policy already created. That's what I like most.The solution isn't too expensive. The license allows you to license what you need and leave out what you don't need.I definitely recommend this solution because of the time you save on analysis.The best solution for WAF.With F5 Advanced WAF, it was protection for online publications and for our customers that caused us to choose the platform.The most valuable feature is artificial intelligence and to get extra internal access.

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The solution is cloud-based, and therefore the billing model that comes with it could be more intuitive, in my opinion. It's very easy to not fully understand how you tag things for billing and then you can quite easily run up a high bill without realizing it. The solution needs to be more intuitive around the tagging system, which enables the billing. Right now, I have a cloud architect that does that on our behalf and it isn't something that a business user could use because it still requires quite a lot of technical knowledge to do effectively.They should work to define more threats, add more security, and make it more compliant with more security companies.In a future release of this solution, I would like to see additional management features to make things simpler.We need more support as we go global.The user experience, the interface, is lacking. Sometimes it's hard to find certain areas that it has alerted on.In a future release I would like to see automation. There's no interaction between the applications and that makes it tedious. We have to do the preparation all over again for each of our other applications.They have to do more to improve, to innovate more features. They need to increase the security. It has to be more active in detecting threats.

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This solution can be made more user-friendly.The solution's dashboard could be improved. When you're moving from policy to policy, the logs and the integration of the logs in other systems aren't straightforward.I would not expect traffic details to pass through the web application firewall across the length of the whole application. I think that there is a web application where it can let the application function without traffic going in into the WAF.The solution is tedious. It takes a lot of discrete settings so one needs to get detailed and granular when they use the solution. It takes you a whole lot of energy and concentration to configure. It needs to be much more straight-forward, like other web solutions.One thing that can be improved, is to increase the quantity over predefine policy.I think the deployment templates can be better.F5 Advanced WAF needs better integration within the application, like remote dashboards.The administrator's user interface and some of the settings can sometimes be very complicated to understand.

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There are different scale options available for WAF.There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.It's an annual subscription.

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Licensing fees for this solution are paid on a yearly basis.After buying the program, you just pay for the support every year.I think the price is very high.The pricing is too high.

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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.

At F5, we give our customers the freedom to securely deliver every app, anywhere—with confidence. All F5 products are highly programmable and integrate into any environment, whether on premises or in any cloud. To date, 48 of the Fortune 50 companies rely on F5 to deliver apps that customers and employees can securely access at any time, on any device, from any location.

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eVitamins, 9Splay, Senao InternationalMAXIMUS, Vivo, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office, City Bank
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Software R&D Company36%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company15%
Retailer11%
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