Compare AWS WAF vs. F5 Silverline DDoS Protection

AWS WAF is ranked 9th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 8 reviews while F5 Silverline DDoS Protection is ranked 14th in DDoS with 2 reviews. AWS WAF is rated 7.8, while F5 Silverline DDoS Protection is rated 7.0. 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 Silverline DDoS Protection writes "The core features help us with compliance but the reporting needs to be improved". AWS WAF is most compared with Akamai Kona, Imperva Incapsula and F5 BIG-IP, whereas F5 Silverline DDoS Protection is most compared with Arbor DDoS, Imperva Incapsula and Akamai Kona.
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Pros
The security firewall plus the features that protect against database injections or scripting,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.

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We have a lot of businesses that we put behind this solution, and it has really helped us in terms of monitoring the logs and incidents.The most valuable features are the configuration and configuring the process.

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For now, there is no feature to protect against attack of the bad botsThe 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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You need to have Linux knowledge in order to use the shell.The product could be improved on the global load and the integration with the other solution like Cisco and Dell. As a representor of the operation, we prefer to have one platform which can accommodate all type of integration. We are also looking for more improvements in the security policy configuration.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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7.9
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out of 27 in DDoS
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577
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7.0
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AWS Web Application Firewall
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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.

F5 Silverline DDoS Protection is a service delivered via the Silverline cloud-based platform. It provides detection and mitigation to stop even the largest of volumetric DDoS attacks from reaching your network.

Silverline services are wholly deployed and managed by experts from F5’s Security Operations Center (SOC). That means you have access to highly specialized security experts, 24/7.

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Sample Customers
eVitamins, 9Splay, Senao InternationalSarasota County Schools
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Software R&D Company36%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company15%
Retailer10%
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