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Pros
"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."

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"This solution inspects your traffic and based on that, automatically create distinct qualities for you, so you can add this to the policy already created. That's what I like most.""The anti-bot protection is the solution's most valuable feature. Safe-guard or credential staffing are also useful features.""This solution is an enterprise-class firewall that provides both load-balancing and security.""Good dashboard and reporting.""In terms of F5 Advanced WAF's most valuable features, I would definitely say its stability. F5 is one the most stable products. Either as the load balancer or the web application firewall, it is very stable.""I like all of the features, but the main one is the attack signatures.""There is no need to worry about updating signatures because WAF will automatically update the signatures for you.""The support experience is better than average."

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Cons
"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."

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"I would not expect traffic details to pass through the web application firewall across the length of the whole application. I think that there is a web application where it can let the application function without traffic going in into the WAF.""The solution's dashboard could be improved. When you're moving from policy to policy, the logs and the integration of the logs in other systems aren't straightforward.""This solution can be made more user-friendly.""Scalability could be improved.""I would say their graphical interface, the GUI. I don't like the GUI as much as before.""The BIG-IQ is supposed to centralize the management for all of the boxes but it's not very effective.""The contextual-based component needs a lot of help to catch up with the next-gen products.""There is a learning curve that extends the time of implementation."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It is on a pay-as-you-go basis."

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"Licensing fees for this solution are paid on a yearly basis.""It's more expensive than other solutions and depending on the modules, there can be additional fees.""F5 bundles up services and the bundle is what you pay for rather than individual components.""Its price is fair. We have done a couple of deals where they were able to give some kind of discount to the customers. The price was initially high for the customers, but after a couple of negotiations, it came within their budget. They were happy with that.""There are various plans available for Fortinet FortiWeb Cloud WAF as a Service, including a trial version.""It is expensive. Its price should be better. Its licensing is on a yearly basis. Its licensing is also based on the model. There are no additional costs.""I don't have any issue with the pricing of this solution."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: credential attack protection, virtual patching.
Top Answer: I don't have any issue with the pricing of this solution. I am only involved with the technical portion of it.
Top Answer: I would like to see the API Protection improved.
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Overview

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.

F5's Advanced WAF is built on proven F5 technology and goes beyond reactive security such as static signatures and reputation to proactively detect and mitigate bots, secure credentials and sensitive data, and defend against application denial-of-service (DoS). Advanced WAF redefines application security to address the most prevalent threats organizations face today.

Advanced WAF is offered as an appliance, virtual edition, and as a managed service—providing automated WAF services that meet complex deployment and management requirements while protecting your apps with great precision. It is the most effective solution for guarding modern applications and data from existing and emerging threats while maintaining compliance with key regulatory mandates.

Advanced WAF redefines application security to address the most prevalent threats organizations face today:

•Web attacks that steal credentials and gain unauthorized access across user accounts.
•Application layer attacks that evade static security based on reputation and manual signatures.
•New attack surfaces and threats due to the rapid adoption of APIs.
•OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities

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Sample Customers
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MAXIMUS, Vivo, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office, City Bank
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider20%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Financial Services Firm40%
Non Tech Company20%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Printing Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider26%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government5%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise40%
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Azure Front Door is ranked 14th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 2 reviews while F5 Advanced WAF is ranked 4th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 14 reviews. Azure Front Door is rated 8.0, while F5 Advanced WAF is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Azure Front Door writes "Easy to implement and affordable with a fast deployment". On the other hand, the top reviewer of F5 Advanced WAF writes "It is very stable as as a load balancer or a web application firewall". Azure Front Door is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Amazon CloudFront, AWS WAF, Cloudflare and Akamai Kona Site Defender, whereas F5 Advanced WAF is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Fortinet FortiWeb, NGINX App Protect, Imperva Web Application Firewall and Barracuda Web Application Firewall. See our Azure Front Door vs. F5 Advanced WAF report.

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