Compare AWS WAF vs. Imperva Incapsula

AWS WAF is ranked 9th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 7 reviews while Imperva Incapsula is ranked 3rd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 9 reviews. AWS WAF is rated 7.8, while Imperva Incapsula 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 Imperva Incapsula writes "We have peace of mind that nobody will use malware on us or try to hack our website". AWS WAF is most compared with Akamai Kona, Imperva Incapsula and F5 BIG-IP, whereas Imperva Incapsula is most compared with Cloudflare, Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall and AWS WAF. See our AWS WAF vs. Imperva Incapsula report.
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Pros
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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I like the user-friendly interface.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.This product is a reliable defense from malicious attacks on a network environment.Scalability is pretty easy on the base platform. You just add another, and you're ready to go.Provides Anti-DDoS protection, as well as other protections like SQL injection, Cross-Site Scripting, and antiscanner. These types of protection are valuable to the business due to the daily attacks on our portals, and that often cannot be seen without a tool like this.Setup was straightforward, very simple. I only entered the domain and Incapsula returned the DNS data that I needed to change for the protection to be configured.On the site security, I can see which countries have incidents, whether it was a robot attack, a real human user, or non-human user.On the activity log, I can see the exact details, the visit, and the threat.

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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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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.Analytics in the area of risk need to be improved to supply more information to the users for creating better environments.The solution needs to improve Integration with third parties for their on-prem deployment models. The integration is not that good yet.Imperva now offers add-ons to add functionality, but I would like to see these included in the product, even if it would cost more.I am not sure if this application has a policy where you can create your custom policy and run it as our firewall. We should have some ability to also create some custom policy, then run it as a firewall.I miss being able to integrate the dashboard with other BI tools we are using. We have to export and import data to be able to present it, and doing so is a lot of work.It would be better if we were able to manage and apply changes to multiple websites/web applications, and search WAF logs for multiple websites, via the Incapsula dashboard.

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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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The data packages are higher than our needs so we end up paying for data that we don't use.​Although the pricing can be a little high, it is worth the protection and security that it offers.​For enterprise contracts you will be in touch with a dedicated account manager who will guide you regarding licensing.

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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
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company36%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company15%
Retailer10%
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Financial Services Firm16%
Non Tech Company16%
Media Company8%
Marketing Services Firm8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company26%
Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider9%
Media Company6%
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