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Pros
"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 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.""AWS has flexibility in terms of WAF rules.""This product supplies options for web security for applications accessing sensitive information.""Its best feature is that it is on the cloud and does not require local hardware resources.""The access instruction feature is the most valuable. This is what we use the most.""The most valuable features are the geo-restriction denials and the web ACL."

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"The most valuable feature is that I can establish different services from the firewall.""The most valuable feature is that there is a link in the system that will help to analyze the security of an application when something abnormal is found.""WAF is useful to track mitigation, inclusion, prevention, and the parametric firewall."

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Cons
"For now, there is no feature to protect against attack of the bad bots""I would like to be able to view a graphical deployment map in the user interface that will give me an overview of the configuration and help to determine whether I have missed any steps.""It's a bit difficult to apply the right rules for the right security.""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.""The pricing model is complicated.""The setup is complicated.""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."

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"The configuration needs to be more flexible because it is difficult to do things that are outside of the ordinary.""Setting policies and parameters through the UI should be more automated because the process is manual, where we can only edit one rule at a time.""It's challenging if you need to go for a high throughput."

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

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"The licensing fees for this solution are pretty expensive for what it does, but there is no alternative.""Our licensing costs are about $40,000 a year."

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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: Their technical support has been quite good.
Top Answer: WAF is useful to track mitigation, inclusion, prevention, and the parametric firewall.
Top Answer: Our licensing costs are about $40,000 a year. We pay on an annual basis. We just have our operating costs on top of that.
Top Answer: The solution does well when there's low throughput but when we go for any high throughput, it's always a challenge. I'm expecting the next version to have a better high throughput. I also find that… more »
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Also Known As
AWS Web Application Firewall
NGINX WAF, NGINX 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.

NGINX App Protect application security solution combines the efficacy of advanced F5 web application firewall (WAF) technology with the agility and performance of NGINX Plus. The solution runs natively on NGINX Plus and addresses some of the most difficult challenges facing modern DevOps environments:

  • Integrating security controls directly into the development automation pipeline
  • Applying and managing security for modern and distributed application environments such as containers and microservices
  • Providing the right level of security controls without impacting release and go-to-market velocity
  • Complying with security and regulatory requirements

NGINX App Protect offers:

  • Expanded security beyond basic signatures to ensure adequate controls
  • F5 app‑security technology for efficacy superior to ModSecurity and other WAFs
  • Confidently run in “blocking” mode in production with proven F5 expertise
  • High‑confidence signatures for extremely low false positives
  • Increases visibility, integrating with third‑party analytics solutions
  • Integrates security and WAF natively into the CI/CD pipeline
  • Deploys as a lightweight software package that is agnostic of underlying infrastructure
  • Facilitates declarative policies for “security as code” and integration with DevOps tools
  • Decreases developer burden and provides feedback loop for quick security remediation
  • Accelerates time to market and reduces costs with DevSecOps‑automated security
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Sample Customers
eVitamins, 9Splay, Senao International
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Top Industries
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Energy/Utilities Company25%
Media Company25%
Transportation Company13%
Manufacturing Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider19%
Media Company14%
Financial Services Firm7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider26%
Media Company6%
Government5%
Company Size
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise50%
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AWS WAF is ranked 3rd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 10 reviews while NGINX App Protect is ranked 12th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 3 reviews. AWS WAF is rated 7.8, while NGINX App Protect is rated 8.0. 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 NGINX App Protect writes "A stable system with good security and load balancing". 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 Azure Front Door, whereas NGINX App Protect is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, F5 Advanced WAF, Azure Front Door, Fortinet FortiWeb and Cloudflare. See our AWS WAF vs. NGINX App Protect report.

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