We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"It inspects the traffic at the network level before it comes into Azure. We can do SSL offloading, and it can detect abnormalities before the traffic comes into the application. It can be used globally and is easy to set up. It is also quite stable and scalable."
"The price is one of the most important aspects of the product. It's quite affordable."
"You can assign as many web application firewall policies as you want to the same instance of Front Door."
"The work balancing applications are the most valuable feature."
"The stability is good. If there is a problem, the load will be shifted to other sites automatically, which has been a good experience for us."
"We should be able to use Front Door defenders with multiple cloud vendors. Currently, they can be used only with the Azure cloud. Azure Front Door should also be able to do global load balancing and provide internal front door services. Microsoft should clearly define what Traffic Manager, Application Gateway, and Azure Front Door products do. These are similar products, and people get confused between these products."
"I'm responsible for the governance and cost control of Azure. I'm not a specialist in any products and therefore I couldn't really speak effectively to features that are lacking or missing."
"There is room for improvement and they're working on it."
"The product could be improved by making it easier to use and easier to implement."
"The reporting is not so good. They don't have an application to connect the logs."
"It is on a pay-as-you-go basis."
"We have all the features and functions of Citrix because we have a premium license."
"For partners, NetScaler is not as expensive price-wise versus F5."
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Azure Front Door is a global, scalable entry-point that uses the Microsoft global edge network to create fast, secure, and widely scalable web applications. With Front Door, you can transform your global consumer and enterprise applications into robust, high-performing personalized modern applications with contents that reach a global audience through Azure.
Citrix Web App Firewall is a web application firewall (WAF) that protects web applications and sites from both known and unknown attacks, including application-layer and zero-day threats. Despite an ever-evolving threat landscape, Citrix Web App Firewall delivers comprehensive protection without degrading throughput or application response times. Available as a cloud solution or integrated within the Citrix ADC platform, simplified configuration controls further mitigate risk. Our pooled licensing options allow you to grow incrementally and scale on demand.
Azure Front Door is ranked 12th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 3 reviews while Citrix Web App and API Protection is ranked 16th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 2 reviews. Azure Front Door is rated 9.0, while Citrix Web App and API Protection is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Azure Front Door writes "Provides a rich toolset for security, directing traffic, and rewriting headers and URLs". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Citrix Web App and API Protection writes "Offers valuable work balancing applications and assists with the customer's communication requirements". Azure Front Door is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Amazon CloudFront, AWS WAF and Cloudflare, whereas Citrix Web App and API Protection is most compared with F5 Advanced WAF, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and F5 Silverline Managed Services. See our Azure Front Door vs. Citrix Web App and API Protection report.
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