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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.""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.""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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"The tool happens to be very intelligent when it comes to processing policies and sounding alerts. It allows us to implement policies and measure actions against them, raising alerts accordingly.""It has a lot of different components that cover the needs of our customers.""The functionality is very useable and easy to understand.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the database security policy.""This solution has helped secure our Internet-based services, protecting us against DoS and other types of web-based attacks.""A solution which does what other name brand products do for a lower cost.""Flexible reporting allows for customization that keeps the admins from having to interact with system automation.""The most valuable feature is the Data Masking."

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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.""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.""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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"The only challenge I see is that SecureSphere is deployed on servers or databases which are held on physical infrastructure. However, there are databases which are hosted on cloud platforms and Imperva has a separate tool altogether for that, not SecureSphere.""Integration with other databases or third-party products would be useful.""It would be better to update the solution by using a GUI that guides me, rather than through a CLI.""Technical support for this solution needs improvement.""The GUI for this solution could use some improvement.""The interface is not user-friendly.""Performance can be slow under heavy loads, but this should be adjusted by scaling.""The firewall features are not very strong and should be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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 of support for this solution is very expensive.""Licensing fees are on a yearly basis, and it is a good value for the money.""There is an annual licensing fee for upgrading the device.""Pricing is low and scalable to add features and volume.""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.""We have all the licenses, which we pay for annually. The price is a little high, but the product is good.""They have introduced new price models, which makes the product more affordable now.""The price is very high but compared to the price of the overall solution, then I think it's a good deal because the solution itself is great."

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Top Answer: 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.
Top Answer: We have all the features and functions of Citrix because we have a premium license.
Top Answer: We are working the Oracle to publish all the web applications on the platform in the next phase of the application. This will be good for us because there are additional security features added into… more »
Top Answer: Performance parameters if of Imperva X10K and BIG-IP i2600 may be checked in the following links: https://www.imperva.com/resources/datasheets/Imperva-DS-SECURESPHERE-APPLIANCE-Web092118-1.pdf… more »
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Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall , Citrix Web App Firewall
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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.

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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NSS Labs, ICSA LabsBlueCross BlueShield, eHarmony, EMF Broadcasting, GE Healthcare, Metro Bank, The Motley Fool, Siemens
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm7%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Financial Services Firm50%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Pharma/Biotech Company6%
Government6%
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm10%
Media Company4%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise53%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise58%
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Citrix Web App and API Protection is ranked 11th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 4 reviews while Imperva SecureSphere Database Security is ranked 1st in Database Security with 17 reviews. Citrix Web App and API Protection is rated 8.6, while Imperva SecureSphere Database Security is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Citrix Web App and API Protection writes "Runs behind the scenes, in the background and keeps everything running smoothly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Imperva SecureSphere Database Security writes "Assesses the vulnerability of the database while it is running". Citrix Web App and API Protection is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, F5 Advanced WAF, Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 BIG-IP and Cloudflare, whereas Imperva SecureSphere Database Security is most compared with IBM Guardium Data Protection, Oracle Audit Vault, DataSunrise Database Security, Imperva Incapsula and Cloudflare.

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