Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall vs. Imperva SecureSphere Database Security

As of June 2019, Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall is ranked 10th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 1 review vs Imperva SecureSphere Database Security which is ranked 2nd in Database Security with 11 reviews. The top reviewer of Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall writes "If the internet connection at one of the branches goes down we can still route them and they carry on working". The top reviewer of Imperva SecureSphere Database Security writes "Assesses the vulnerability of the database while it is running". Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 BIG-IP and Imperva Incapsula. Imperva SecureSphere Database Security is most compared with IBM Guardium, Oracle Audit Vault and Fortinet FortiDB.
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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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The most valuable feature is the Data Masking.Flexible reporting allows for customization that keeps the admins from having to interact with system automation.A solution which does what other name brand products do for a lower cost.This solution has helped secure our Internet-based services, protecting us against DoS and other types of web-based attacks.The most valuable feature of this solution is the database security policy.The functionality is very useable and easy to understand.It has a lot of different components that cover the needs of our customers.As we are very sensitive to financial impacts, this product provides great protection for our organization.

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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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The firewall features are not very strong and should be improved.Performance can be slow under heavy loads, but this should be adjusted by scaling.The interface is not user-friendly.The GUI for this solution could use some improvement.Technical support for this solution needs improvement.It would be better to update the solution by using a GUI that guides me, rather than through a CLI.Integration with other databases or third-party products would be useful.I would like to see improvement in the integration part of the tool. This should be an easy process.

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The pricing over-all depends on the entry level. For example, if support and maintenance are about $20,000 - $25,000, the initial cost can be five times more. It is less expensive for the company to maintain the client than to make the deployment.Pricing is low and scalable to add features and volume.There is an annual licensing fee for upgrading the device.Licensing fees are on a yearly basis, and it is a good value for the money.The cost of support for this solution is very expensive.The price is a little high, but the product is good.

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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 SecureSphere Database Security:

  • Audits all access to sensitive data.
  • Alerts or blocks database attacks and unauthorized activities, in real time.
  • Detects and virtually patches database vulnerabilities.
  • Identifies excessive user rights and dormant users, and enables a complete rights review cycle.
  • Accelerates incident response and forensics investigations with advanced analytics.
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Sample Customers
NSS Labs, ICSA LabsBlueCross BlueShield, eHarmony, EMF Broadcasting, GE Healthcare, Metro Bank, The Motley Fool, Siemens
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm43%
Energy/Utilities Company14%
Comms Service Provider7%
Financial Services Firm38%
Comms Service Provider7%
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