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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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"F5 technical support is really good.""The most important feature is that they have seven firewall protection, to protect our web servers.""The most valuable feature is flexibility.""Its flexibility is the most valuable because it is a managed service. The good part is that you don't need to set it up. It just needs DNS routing, which is the easiest thing. Our client had Akamai for certain websites because they were using CDN features. They had NetScaler on the internal zone, F5 AWAFs on the data centers, and no WAF at all in the cloud. One of the main activities of the project was to move all these policies into a single WAF so that we could control and use that as a choke point. That exercise itself was very easy because it was a managed service and F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall does that for you. That's the best thing about F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall. It is easy to apply policies on-premises. If you have AWAF on-premises and you want to replicate some policies on F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall, other than the policies that it applies by itself, it is easy because you have a team that supports it. F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall works perfectly fine. It pretty much does everything that an Advanced WAF on-premises should do."

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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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"In terms of the scalability, this part is always so confusing because they are checking for packet count. Also, after an attack, they said that the throughput must be from gigabits but then I check my bandwidth and it is already done in gigabits. So it is a little bit confusing.""I just hope the price can be cheaper.""We need to have support for cloud protection, which is not offered by this solution.""F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall, being a new product in the market or comparatively related to a new product, currently supports less number of PoPs. They should introduce more PoPs. The current number of PoPs that they have is around 10 or 12, which is still relatively less as compared to 2,400 plus PoPs that Akamai offers. The user latency or the number of hops a user needs before reaching the actual web application is less in Akamai because it has its internal fabric to route the traffic. They need to spin up more data to increase its traffic handling capability. They can also include the bot detection capability, though it is a pretty advanced functionality. If they could include DataDome like functionality, that is, bot prediction, then F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall will be top-notch in the market."

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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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"F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall works based on your bandwidth. They look at the clean bandwidth and do the pricing. 20% of a total pipe would be a clean bandwidth. The list price or a non-negotiated price for F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall would be around $2,200 per application per year for everything that you need. When you get into an enterprise kind of a setup, they negotiate this to the last bit. I would easily take 20% on that, which would be the cost, but it should cover all your Advance WAF features, bot protection, tech campaign, etc. It is built as a package and gives you most of the capability. You don't get the mobile SDK, which is an additional license. Mobile SDK is required only if you're buying or if you have a mobile application, and you are going to instrument F5 or Imperva into your mobile appliance. This anyways would be an additional module. It doesn't come within the WAF, but it is a WAF feature."

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Also Known As
Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall , Citrix Web App Firewall
F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall, F5 Silverline DDoS Protection
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Overview

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.

F5's Silverline Managed Services is a SaaS solution delivering DDoS protection, managed Web Application Firewall (WAF) services, and managed Shape Security Fraud and Anti-bot solutions.

Silverline services include 24x7 access to F5's Security Operations Center (SOC). F5's expert security professionals use F5 products with state-of-the-art security tools to ensure the best protection possible. As an add-on to Silverline DDoS or WAF services, Silverline Threat Intelligence integrates dynamic lists of threatening IP addresses to give context for policy decisions.

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NSS Labs, ICSA Labs
City Bank, Ricacorp Properties, Miele, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm8%
Media Company5%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm8%
Insurance Company6%
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Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise38%
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Citrix Web App and API Protection is ranked 16th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 2 reviews while F5 Silverline Managed Services is ranked 10th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 4 reviews. Citrix Web App and API Protection is rated 8.0, while F5 Silverline Managed Services is rated 7.8. 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 Silverline Managed Services writes "It is flexible and lets you easily apply policies, but it needs to support more PoPs". 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 AWS WAF, whereas F5 Silverline Managed Services is most compared with Cloudflare, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Arbor DDoS, AWS WAF and Imperva Web Application Firewall. See our Citrix Web App and API Protection vs. F5 Silverline Managed Services report.

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