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Pros
"This product supplies options for web security for applications accessing sensitive information.""The most valuable features are the geo-restriction denials and the web ACL.""AWS has flexibility in terms of WAF rules.""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.""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 access instruction feature is the most valuable. This is what we use the most.""Their technical support has been quite good."

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"Fastly uses configuration versioning, where you can deploy a new version in less than one minute."

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Cons
"It's a bit difficult to apply the right rules for the right security.""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.""On the UI side, I would like it if they could bring back the geolocation view on the corner.""For now, there is no feature to protect against attack of the bad bots""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.""We haven't faced any problems with the solution.""The setup is complicated."

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"It is missing a "staging" platform to deploy a test configuration with all of the real settings, which would allow us to properly test before putting it into production."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""The pricing should be more affordable, especially as it pertains to small clients.""It's quite affordable. It's in the middle.""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."

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"In my opinion, Fastly is priced competitively."

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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: Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether Amazon’s Web Service Web Application Firewall or Microsoft Azure Application Gateway web application firewall software was the better fit for… more »
Top Answer: Their technical support has been quite good.
Top Answer: Fastly uses configuration versioning, where you can deploy a new version in less than one minute.
Top Answer: In my opinion, Fastly is priced competitively.
Top Answer: It's not easy to start with Fastly if you don't have VCL knowledge, so it appears very complex at the beginning. Even though the documentation is well done, you need to practice a lot to be able to do… more »
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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.

Fastly helps the world’s most popular digital businesses keep pace with their customer expectations by delivering fast, secure, and scalable online experiences. Businesses trust Fastly’s edge cloud platform to accelerate the pace of technical innovation, mitigate evolving threats, and scale on demand.
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Sample Customers
eVitamins, 9Splay, Senao International
Twitter, Airbnb, Alaska Airlines, Pinterest, Vimeo, The Guardian, The New York Times, Ticketmaster, The Drupal Association, Opera, about.com, imgur, Etsy, Foursquare, GitHub, New Relic, shopify, Shazam, Firebase
Top Industries
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Energy/Utilities Company25%
Media Company25%
Transportation Company13%
Manufacturing Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider20%
Media Company13%
Financial Services Firm8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider23%
Media Company8%
Government6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise50%
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AWS WAF is ranked 3rd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 10 reviews while Fastly is ranked 11th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 1 review. AWS WAF is rated 7.8, while Fastly is rated 9.0. 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 Fastly writes "Good performance, powerful configuration capability, and helpful real-time graphics". 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 Cloudflare Web Application Firewall, whereas Fastly is most compared with Cloudflare, Akamai, Cloudflare Web Application Firewall, Amazon CloudFront and AWS Global Accelerator.

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