We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"I definitely recommend this solution because of the time you save on analysis."
"The solution isn't too expensive. The license allows you to license what you need and leave out what you don't need."
"This solution inspects your traffic and based on that, automatically create distinct qualities for you, so you can add this to the policy already created. That's what I like most."
"The anti-bot protection is the solution's most valuable feature. Safe-guard or credential staffing are also useful features."
"This solution is an enterprise-class firewall that provides both load-balancing and security."
"Good dashboard and reporting."
"In terms of F5 Advanced WAF's most valuable features, I would definitely say its stability. F5 is one the most stable products. Either as the load balancer or the web application firewall, it is very stable."
"I like all of the features, but the main one is the attack signatures."
"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."
"One thing that can be improved, is to increase the quantity over predefine policy."
"The solution is tedious. It takes a lot of discrete settings so one needs to get detailed and granular when they use the solution. It takes you a whole lot of energy and concentration to configure. It needs to be much more straight-forward, like other web solutions."
"I would not expect traffic details to pass through the web application firewall across the length of the whole application. I think that there is a web application where it can let the application function without traffic going in into the WAF."
"The solution's dashboard could be improved. When you're moving from policy to policy, the logs and the integration of the logs in other systems aren't straightforward."
"This solution can be made more user-friendly."
"Scalability could be improved."
"I would say their graphical interface, the GUI. I don't like the GUI as much as before."
"The BIG-IQ is supposed to centralize the management for all of the boxes but it's not very effective."
"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."
"After buying the program, you just pay for the support every year."
"Licensing fees for this solution are paid on a yearly basis."
"It's more expensive than other solutions and depending on the modules, there can be additional fees."
"F5 bundles up services and the bundle is what you pay for rather than individual components."
"Its price is fair. We have done a couple of deals where they were able to give some kind of discount to the customers. The price was initially high for the customers, but after a couple of negotiations, it came within their budget. They were happy with that."
"There are various plans available for Fortinet FortiWeb Cloud WAF as a Service, including a trial version."
"It is expensive. Its price should be better. Its licensing is on a yearly basis. Its licensing is also based on the model. There are no additional costs."
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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.
At F5, we give our customers the freedom to securely deliver every app, anywhere—with confidence. All F5 products are highly programmable and integrate into any environment, whether on premises or in any cloud. To date, 48 of the Fortune 50 companies rely on F5 to deliver apps that customers and employees can securely access at any time, on any device, from any location.
Citrix Web App and API Protection is ranked 13th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 2 reviews while F5 Advanced WAF is ranked 4th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 14 reviews. Citrix Web App and API Protection is rated 8.0, while F5 Advanced WAF is rated 8.6. 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 F5 Advanced WAF writes "It is very stable as as a load balancer or a web application firewall". Citrix Web App and API Protection is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Cloudflare and Imperva Web Application Firewall, whereas F5 Advanced WAF is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Fortinet FortiWeb, NGINX App Protect, Cloudflare and Imperva Web Application Firewall. See our Citrix Web App and API Protection vs. F5 Advanced WAF report.
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