Compare Citrix Web App Firewall vs. F5 BIG-IP

Citrix Web App Firewall is ranked 11th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 4 reviews while F5 BIG-IP is ranked 1st in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 29 reviews. Citrix Web App Firewall is rated 8.6, while F5 BIG-IP is rated 8.0. 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 BIG-IP writes "It could be hard to scale because we will be encrypting and decrypting. The connection through the API Gateway worked in no time, which was fantastic". Citrix Web App Firewall is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 Advanced WAF, Cloudflare and AWS WAF, whereas F5 BIG-IP is most compared with Citrix ADC, HAProxy , NGINX Plus, Fortinet FortiWeb and A10 Networks Thunder ADC. See our Citrix Web App Firewall vs. F5 BIG-IP report.
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Pros
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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Good application firewall.Traffic Learning is the most valuable feature.F5 BIG-IP is used with good applications and functions as an application firewall with additional features. We will not use any feature or any service unless there is a business case and there is a need for implementation.We're able to do load balancing and global load balancing. When you marry those two products together, you can do a lot more. We're able to deliver our applications more securely and faster. It has improved our deliverability where we have more service across the shared data centers. We can intelligently reach all of those client connections across all of the servers and do it fairly quickly. It has helped improve our application delivery and performance.It is a fast and available solution.It is the perfect solution when you have high workloads in your IT environment.It integrates with AWS WAF, which makes it easy to deploy without changes to your infrastructure.It improves the overall performance of applications by decreasing the burden on servers associated with managing and maintaining applications and network sessions, as well as by performing application-specific tasks.

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Cons
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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It's a very expensive solution.This is a very expensive solution.The license terms for "non-commercial" will be a challenge for us.The license terms for "non-commercial" will are challenging for us.There are issues with F5 BIG-IP but they are minor issues not affecting production and services. Sometimes the operations and the facility systems fail. However, there is an alert action from the windows. An ordeal for the manager.I would like to see improvement in the manageability and easier setup.I would like them to have more flexible models.Performance: Using the product, applications are jittery.‚Äč

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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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They are expensive.We purchased through the AWS Marketplace because it was a popular way to go, and we were intrigued. The price of this product is not an issue. They have good pricing and licensing.Unless the price difference is large, this is not the primary concern for the product. The performance and product-related issues (secure for VPN, multi-function for network device, etc.) are the keys.I would recommend that the cost be lowered.If you are planning to use security features, better to go for strong hardware and the best bundle license, which is great for web security.The price is high.We have found the pricing and licensing on AWS to be competitive.Purchasing through the AWS Marketplace was good. We chose to go through the AWS Marketplace because everything that we needed was a soft appliance. We needed something to work in Amazon, and this product was available there.

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8.1
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Also Known As
Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall BIG-IP, BIG-IP LTM, F5 ASM, Viprion, F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition , Crescendo Networks Application Delivery Controller, BIG IP
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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.

The BIG-IP family of products offers the application intelligence that network managers need to ensure applications are fast, secure, and available. All BIG-IP products share a common underlying architecture, F5's Traffic Management Operating System (TMOS), which provides unified intelligence, flexibility, and programmability. Together, BIG-IP's powerful platforms, advanced modules, and centralized management system make up the most comprehensive set of application delivery tools in the industry.
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Sample Customers
NSS Labs, ICSA LabsRiken, TransUnion, Tepco Systems Administration, Daejeon University, G&T Bank, Danamon, CyberAgent Inc.
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company54%
Comms Service Provider9%
Wholesaler/Distributor5%
Construction Company5%
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Financial Services Firm24%
Comms Service Provider21%
Healthcare Company9%
Manufacturing Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company33%
Comms Service Provider18%
Media Company6%
Government6%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise59%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise48%
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