Arunkumar VaidynathanAssistant Consultant at Tata Consultancy
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature is that it allows us to publish our applications behind the firewall."
"It has been a stable product in my experience."
"We have found the most valuable features to be the web application, minimal skills required for management, control through policies, and automation."
"The solution has good dashboards."
"The most valuable features are support and security."
"The GUI is user-friendly and it's easy to understand how to manage it."
"I have recently been looking at the SSL certificate features and the learning mode of the appliance. This appliance learns from the pattern of SSL attacks."
"The GUI is user-friendly."
"This product is very user-friendly."
"It is easy to install and to maintain."
"It's stable and works efficiently against OWASP Top 10 attacks."
"It is a stable product."
"The management can be improved."
"There is a need to be able to configure the solution more."
"The support for proxy forwarding could improve."
"Deployment should be simplified so that a non-techie can handle it."
"I would like to see more improvements with respect to threat intelligence."
"Describing security rules should be improved. It's tricky to define new feature tools when you want to describe an attack pattern and want to block it."
"We would like the interface to be easier to use and more user-friendly. The interface needs to be enhanced."
"The integration with other products should be improved."
"FortiWeb needs to have support for the newest technology being used in web applications."
"In terms of performance, it needs to be more robust."
"The Layer 7 DDoS attacks need improvement, it could be better."
"Fortinet WAF came out recently, and there is not much feedback about customer experience. For each project, customers ask about the scenarios and references of the customers who have implemented this solution, which we don't have. They need to simplify the customer experience and provide more information so that we can propose Fortinet Fortiweb as a WAF solution to customers and convince them. They need to improve their service and training. We need good training to implement and use it properly and know more about it. We still don't know much about Fortinet WAF. We didn't get any proper training sessions. Other vendors like Cisco, Palo Alto, Check Point, and Barracuda provide such sessions. Whenever we receive a request from a customer for this solution, we just give the price. We don't propose this solution because we don't know much about it. We propose whatever we are familiar with and what is supported."
"We have an enterprise agreement with Microsoft and the pricing is good."
"The price is for this solution is fair and there is a license needed."
"The price of the solution depends on your architecture and how you manage it. You can control the cost in Azure quite well. The costs do not directly correlate to expenses in the features we are using."
"The costs are standard. We pay around $1,600 yearly."
"All our Fortinet pricing is bundled together for different products, like FortiGate, FortiAnalyzer, and FortiWeb. FortiWeb, by itself, is probably around $2,500 to $3,500."
"FortiWeb is more expensive than some competing products."
"Due to the situation in Iran with the sanctions, the price of this solution is very expensive."
"It's an expensive solution, although there are no additional costs."
"It is fine now. We had to earlier negotiate the price."
"It is an expensive suite and it is an expensive solution, but it is a manageable one for an enterprise."
"Its subscription prices are cheaper, and it is not very expensive. From a price perspective, Fortinet is a very well-known security vendor. Subscriptions are very simple. They have a couple of licenses on an appliance, and that's it. The cost is not that big. One license is 40K, which they give with all the products. Another one includes the subscriptions for threat prevention, IPS, sandboxing, etc, which is more than enough."
Web Application Firewall (WAF) provides centralized protection of your web applications from common exploits and vulnerabilities. Web applications are increasingly targeted by malicious attacks that exploit commonly known vulnerabilities. SQL injection and cross-site scripting are among the most common attacks.
FortiWeb is a web application firewall (WAF) that protects hosted web applications from attacks that target known and unknown exploits. Using multi-layered and correlated detection methods, FortiWeb defends applications from known vulnerabilities and from zero-day threats.
Azure Web Application Firewall is ranked 22nd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 4 reviews while Fortinet FortiWeb is ranked 1st in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 20 reviews. Azure Web Application Firewall is rated 8.2, while Fortinet FortiWeb is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Azure Web Application Firewall writes "Straightforward to set up, brilliant support, and it allows us to publish applications behind the firewall". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiWeb writes "This flexible suite solves compliance problems but that comes at a cost". Azure Web Application Firewall is most compared with AWS WAF, Imperva Incapsula and Signal Sciences, whereas Fortinet FortiWeb is most compared with Fortinet FortiADC, Fortinet FortiOS, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), F5 Advanced WAF and NGINX App Protect. See our Azure Web Application Firewall vs. Fortinet FortiWeb report.
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