Compare Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall vs. Microsoft Azure Application Gateway

Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall is ranked 9th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 2 reviews while Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is ranked 16th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 1 review. Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall is rated 9.0, while Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is rated 8.0. 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 Microsoft Azure Application Gateway writes "An excellent gateway solution with good control capabilities and great stability". Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, F5 BIG-IP and Fortinet FortiWeb, whereas Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, NGINX Web Application Firewall and Barracuda Web Application Firewall.
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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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We chose this solution in the first place because it has access to Layer 7. I can control the requests and the content, which I can access on my network if I want to even if it's forbidden access to other external resources. If I want to monitor, for example, traffic, and apply this rule on Layer 7, I can do so. This was our main goal when implementing this application. We wanted to take advantage of the Gateway capabilities.

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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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The pricing of the solution is a bit high. The solution should offer different pricing systems.

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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.

Azure Application Gateway is a web traffic load balancer that enables you to manage traffic to your web applications. Traditional load balancers operate at the transport layer (OSI layer 4 - TCP and UDP) and route traffic based on source IP address and port, to a destination IP address and port.

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