We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"It is on a pay-as-you-go basis."
"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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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:
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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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