Compare Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall vs. Imperva Incapsula

Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall is ranked 9th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 2 reviews while Imperva Incapsula is ranked 2nd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 9 reviews. Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall is rated 9.0, while Imperva Incapsula is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall writes "Runs behind the scenes, in the background and keeps everything running smoothly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Imperva Incapsula writes "We have peace of mind that nobody will use malware on us or try to hack our website". Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 BIG-IP and Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, whereas Imperva Incapsula is most compared with Cloudflare, Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall and AWS WAF. See our Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall vs. Imperva Incapsula report.
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Pros
The web application firewall which protects our services on the internet, and then of course services like our ability to provide high availability for the services we are offering are the most valuable features.When our primary link goes down I can still get to my Cisco devices and the NetScaler devices on-prem because of the SDN solution. If the internet connection at one of the branches goes down, we can still route them, they still get internet based on the SDN solution through one of the other sites. They can carry on working.

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I like the user-friendly interface.They're quite easy to install and quite easy to set up. Clients really like that. Especially when you're dealing with the cloud, it's really easy.This product is a reliable defense from malicious attacks on a network environment.Scalability is pretty easy on the base platform. You just add another, and you're ready to go.Provides Anti-DDoS protection, as well as other protections like SQL injection, Cross-Site Scripting, and antiscanner. These types of protection are valuable to the business due to the daily attacks on our portals, and that often cannot be seen without a tool like this.Setup was straightforward, very simple. I only entered the domain and Incapsula returned the DNS data that I needed to change for the protection to be configured.On the site security, I can see which countries have incidents, whether it was a robot attack, a real human user, or non-human user.On the activity log, I can see the exact details, the visit, and the threat.

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The user interface could be more friendly. Some wizards and other documentation for administrators, as well as some use cases, helps us to understand the solution.Security could be improved because then I can get rid of my Cisco firewalls. If they improve the security then I could run my security, my proxy, my firewalling and my SDN solution on one device instead of having to have multiple devices.

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We would like them to hire people in Sweden because it's quite hard when people are sitting in the UK or Belgium because some of the customers really want them to be local.Analytics in the area of risk need to be improved to supply more information to the users for creating better environments.The solution needs to improve Integration with third parties for their on-prem deployment models. The integration is not that good yet.Imperva now offers add-ons to add functionality, but I would like to see these included in the product, even if it would cost more.I am not sure if this application has a policy where you can create your custom policy and run it as our firewall. We should have some ability to also create some custom policy, then run it as a firewall.I miss being able to integrate the dashboard with other BI tools we are using. We have to export and import data to be able to present it, and doing so is a lot of work.It would be better if we were able to manage and apply changes to multiple websites/web applications, and search WAF logs for multiple websites, via the Incapsula dashboard.

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The data packages are higher than our needs so we end up paying for data that we don't use.​Although the pricing can be a little high, it is worth the protection and security that it offers.​For enterprise contracts you will be in touch with a dedicated account manager who will guide you regarding licensing.

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Overview
Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall is a comprehensive full function ICSA, Common Criteria, FIPS-certified web application firewall that analyzes all bi-directional traffic, including SSL-encrypted communication, to protect against a broad range of security threats. It provides the ability to perform deep-packet inspection of HTTP, HTTPS and XML as well as protection against OWASP top 10. NetScaler AppFirewall threat protection includes and is not limited to SQL injection attacks, cross-site scripting attacks, cookie tampering, form validation and protection, HTTP and XML reply and request format validation, JSON payload inspection, signature and behavior based protections, data loss prevention (DLP) support including the monitoring of traffic for intended and unintended data exposure, DoS protection, authentication, authorization and auditing support and reporting, and policy tools that provide for easier PCI-DSS compliance verification.

Imperva Incapsula is a cloud-based application delivery service that protects websites and safeguards web applications and their data from attacks, and improves their performance by enhancing user experience. Incapsula includes a security platform with a web application firewall, DDoS mitigation, content delivery network, and global load balancer to maximize performance.

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NSS Labs, ICSA LabsHitachi, BNZ, Bitstamp, Moz, InnoGames, BTCChina, Wix, LivePerson, Zillow and more.
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Financial Services Firm16%
Non Tech Company16%
Media Company8%
Marketing Services Firm8%
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Software R&D Company24%
Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company6%
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