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"You can assign as many web application firewall policies as you want to the same instance of Front Door.""The price is one of the most important aspects of the product. It's quite affordable.""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."

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"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.""The most valuable feature is that I can establish different services from the firewall.""We were looking for a product that is capable of complete automation and a container based solution. It's working."

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Cons
"There is room for improvement and they're working on it.""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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"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.""The configuration needs to be more flexible because it is difficult to do things that are outside of the ordinary.""It's challenging if you need to go for a high throughput.""As far as scalability, it takes a long time for deployment."

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"It is on a pay-as-you-go basis."

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"Our licensing costs are about $40,000 a year.""The licensing fees for this solution are pretty expensive for what it does, but there is no alternative.""Really understand the licensing model, because we underestimated that."

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Top Answer: We found Azure Front Door to be easily scaled and very stable. The implementation is very fast and Microsoft provides excellent support. Azure Front Door can quickly detect abnormalities before the… more »
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Azure Front-Door
NGINX WAF, NGINX Web Application Firewall
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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.

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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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Top Industries
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider20%
Manufacturing Company6%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm6%
Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Front Door vs. NGINX App Protect and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Azure Front Door is ranked 9th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 3 reviews while NGINX App Protect is ranked 12th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 4 reviews. Azure Front Door is rated 9.0, while NGINX App Protect is rated 7.6. 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 NGINX App Protect writes "A stable system with good security and load balancing". Azure Front Door is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Amazon CloudFront, AWS WAF, Cloudflare and F5 Advanced WAF, whereas NGINX App Protect is most compared with AWS WAF, F5 Advanced WAF, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Fortinet FortiWeb and Cloudflare. See our Azure Front Door vs. NGINX App Protect report.

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