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"The work balancing applications are the most valuable feature.""The stability is good. If there is a problem, the load will be shifted to other sites automatically, which has been a good experience for us."

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"It is easier to configure and develop documentation to see how we have configured firewalls.""The most valuable feature is the web application firewall.""The solution is very good at mitigating threats.""New and innovative way to protect the client's data.""It's very user-friendly.""The DDoS protection is the most valuable aspect of the solution.""There are key things that are used for our enterprise customers, such as Lambda and DNS.""From what I've seen so far, there are no negatives to report as of yet"

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"The product could be improved by making it easier to use and easier to implement.""The reporting is not so good. They don't have an application to connect the logs."

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"It should have easier documentation for the configuration. It's very technical and people who aren't technical should also be able to do the configuration.""There should be a specific price list for enterprise-level customers.""The solution could use more analytics on the backend to give us more insights into everything. More reports would be helpful.""Technical support is lacking.""There are some issues with the CDN services.""The solution could work at being less expensive. It costs a lot to use it.""Latencies are always a problem.""Although I think it's quite good, it doesn't provide me with all the features I would expect to have if I were using Imperva."

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"We have all the features and functions of Citrix because we have a premium license.""For partners, NetScaler is not as expensive price-wise versus F5."

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"The cost primarily depends on the size of the organization.""We don't have any issues with the price.""The price is reasonable."

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Top Answer: There are key things that are used for our enterprise customers, such as Lambda and DNS.
Top Answer: Latencies are always a problem. Also, one thing I would say is you have to maintain DNS through their services. I don't know if that's a requirement or not. Latencies are the key issue. If you are not… more »
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Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall , Citrix Web App Firewall
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Citrix Web App Firewall is a web application firewall (WAF) that protects web applications and sites from both known and unknown attacks, including application-layer and zero-day threats. Despite an ever-evolving threat landscape, Citrix Web App Firewall delivers comprehensive protection without degrading throughput or application response times. Available as a cloud solution or integrated within the Citrix ADC platform, simplified configuration controls further mitigate risk. Our pooled licensing options allow you to grow incrementally and scale on demand.

Cloudflare is the leading performance and security company helping to build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers more than 9 million Internet applications. More than 10 trillion Internet requests flow through Cloudflare’s network each month, accounting for nearly 10% of all Internet requests globally.

Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with each new site added. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks.

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NSS Labs, ICSA Labs
Trusted by over 9,000,000 Internet Applications and APIs, including Nasdaq, Zendesk, Crunchbase, Steve Madden, OkCupid, Cisco, Quizlet, Discord and more.
Top Industries
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm8%
Media Company5%
Energy/Utilities Company14%
Marketing Services Firm14%
Engineering Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm6%
Media Company6%
Company Size
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Small Business68%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise16%
Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise59%
Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix Web App and API Protection vs. Cloudflare and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
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Citrix Web App and API Protection is ranked 16th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 2 reviews while Cloudflare is ranked 2nd in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 8 reviews. Citrix Web App and API Protection is rated 8.0, while Cloudflare is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Citrix Web App and API Protection writes "Offers valuable work balancing applications and assists with the customer's communication requirements". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cloudflare writes "Robust, secure and innovative; technical support needs to be improved". Citrix Web App and API Protection is most compared with F5 Advanced WAF, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and Imperva Web Application Firewall, whereas Cloudflare is most compared with Imperva Incapsula, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, AWS WAF, Akamai and Arbor DDoS. See our Citrix Web App and API Protection vs. Cloudflare report.

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