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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the security, making sure that files are protected, preventing unauthorized users from accessing the system.""The most valuable feature is the way it blocks threats to external applications.""It's simple, easy to use.""It is a one-click WAF with no effort needed.""It is Amazon. Everything is scalable. It is beyond what we need.""The customized billing is the most valuable feature.""The initial setup was very straightforward. Deployment took about ten minutes or less.""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."

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"Scalability is pretty easy on the base platform. You just add another, and you're ready to go.""This product is a reliable defense from malicious attacks on a network environment.""They're quite easy to install and quite easy to set up. Clients really like that. Especially when you're dealing with the cloud, it's really easy.""I like the user-friendly interface.""The solution has a very good interface.""It is an effective threat mitigation tool.""The technical support is excellent.""The most valuable features for us are the DDoS and Bot."

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Cons
"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.""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.""The user experience, the interface, is lacking. Sometimes it's hard to find certain areas that it has alerted on.""We need more support as we go global.""In a future release of this solution, I would like to see additional management features to make things simpler.""They should work to define more threats, add more security, and make it more compliant with more security companies.""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.""For now, there is no feature to protect against attack of the bad bots"

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"The solution needs to improve Integration with third parties for their on-prem deployment models. The integration is not that good yet.""Analytics in the area of risk need to be improved to supply more information to the users for creating better environments.""We would like them to hire people in Sweden because it's quite hard when people are sitting in the UK or Belgium because some of the customers really want them to be local.""The rules surrounding the making of web applications could be improved.""Imperva should have more points of presence in Africa.""I would like to have support for SSL management and secure DNS.""The log analytics interface within Incapsula isn't really good. For example, if you have to get all logs from there, it's a very cumbersome process.""It's quite expensive."

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

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"The data packages are higher than our needs so we end up paying for data that we don't use.""The cost is on par with other solutions such as Cloudflare and Akamai.""It is not expensive compared to the other similar solutions in this category.""It is a very expensive solution. The price is very high. A lot of customers tell us that they would love to use Imperva more. I have some customers who have 50 websites, but they have only 10 websites on Imperva because of the price. They would love to have all their websites running through Imperva, but they can't. They have to choose the more critical websites to protect because the price is very high. It is a very good product, but it is too expensive. If you buy a plan for 20 megabytes and you don't consume all of your 20 megabytes, it is okay, but if you consume more, you are charged for the superior traffic."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: 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.
Top Answer: Sometimes it's a bit difficult to check the rules because when you apply a rule, sometimes it's too much and we need to rewrite the rules and make compromises on the rules because it will block too… more »
Top Answer: Our primary use case is to protect our internal web solution. We use it to have an internal application for our customers. We are an SME worldwide company, so we have some internal website solutions… more »
Top Answer: Imperva Incapsula. Has the biggest POP capacity.
Top Answer: The most valuable features for us are the DDoS and Bot.
Top Answer: The cost is on par with other solutions such as Cloudflare and Akamai. There's not much difference in it.
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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.

Imperva Incapsula is a cloud-based application delivery service that protects websites and safeguards web applications and their data from attacks, and improves their performance by enhancing user experience. Incapsula includes a security platform with a web application firewall, DDoS mitigation, content delivery network, and global load balancer to maximize performance.

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Sample Customers
eVitamins, 9Splay, Senao InternationalHitachi, BNZ, Bitstamp, Moz, InnoGames, BTCChina, Wix, LivePerson, Zillow and more.
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider18%
Media Company17%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Financial Services Firm17%
Non Tech Company13%
Marketing Services Firm10%
Insurance Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider22%
Media Company9%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise47%
REVIEWERS
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise42%
Find out what your peers are saying about AWS WAF vs. Imperva Incapsula and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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AWS WAF is ranked 2nd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 14 reviews while Imperva Incapsula is ranked 3rd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 11 reviews. AWS WAF is rated 7.6, while Imperva Incapsula is rated 8.2. 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 Imperva Incapsula writes "There is not too much to know but that it is one of the best products of this type that you can get". AWS WAF is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, F5 BIG-IP, Akamai Kona Site Defender, Imperva Web Application Firewall and NGINX Web Application Firewall, whereas Imperva Incapsula is most compared with Cloudflare, Akamai, Imperva Web Application Firewall, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and Arbor DDoS. See our AWS WAF vs. Imperva Incapsula report.

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