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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.The work balancing applications are the most valuable feature.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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I like all of the features, but the main one is the attack signatures.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.Good dashboard and reporting.This solution is an enterprise-class firewall that provides both load-balancing and security.The anti-bot protection is the solution's most valuable feature. Safe-guard or credential staffing are also useful features.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 solution isn't too expensive. The license allows you to license what you need and leave out what you don't need.I definitely recommend this solution because of the time you save on analysis.

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The reporting is not so good. They don't have an application to connect the logs.The product could be improved by making it easier to use and easier to implement.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 BIG-IQ is supposed to centralize the management for all of the boxes but it's not very effective.I would say their graphical interface, the GUI. I don't like the GUI as much as before.Scalability could be improved.This solution can be made more user-friendly.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.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 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.One thing that can be improved, is to increase the quantity over predefine policy.

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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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It's more expensive than other solutions and depending on the modules, there can be additional fees.Licensing fees for this solution are paid on a yearly basis.After buying the program, you just pay for the support every year.I think the price is very high.The pricing is too high.

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Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall

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.

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Sample Customers
NSS Labs, ICSA LabsMAXIMUS, Vivo, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office, City Bank
Top Industries
Computer Software Company54%
Comms Service Provider8%
Construction Company6%
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company5%
Financial Services Firm5%
Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix Web App Firewall vs. F5 Advanced WAF and other solutions. Updated: July 2020.
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Citrix Web App Firewall is ranked 11th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 4 reviews while F5 Advanced WAF is ranked 6th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 13 reviews. Citrix Web App Firewall is rated 8.6, while F5 Advanced WAF is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Citrix Web App Firewall writes "Runs behind the scenes, in the background and keeps everything running smoothly". 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 Firewall is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 BIG-IP, Cloudflare and AWS WAF, whereas F5 Advanced WAF is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Fortinet FortiWeb, Avi Networks Intelligent Web Application Firewall, NGINX Web Application Firewall and F5 BIG-IP. See our Citrix Web App Firewall vs. F5 Advanced WAF report.

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