Compare Citrix Web App Firewall vs. Fortinet FortiWeb

Citrix Web App Firewall is ranked 11th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 4 reviews while Fortinet FortiWeb is ranked 7th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 11 reviews. Citrix Web App Firewall is rated 8.6, while Fortinet FortiWeb is rated 8.2. 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 Fortinet FortiWeb writes "Good pricing, and provides for faster and more secure application deployment". Citrix Web App Firewall is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, F5 BIG-IP, F5 Advanced WAF, Cloudflare and AWS WAF, whereas Fortinet FortiWeb is most compared with Fortinet FortiADC , F5 BIG-IP, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, AWS WAF and Cisco Sourcefire SNORT. See our Citrix Web App Firewall vs. Fortinet FortiWeb report.
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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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This product is very user-friendly.The GUI is user-friendly.I have recently been looking at the SSL certificate features and the learning mode of the appliance. This appliance learns from the pattern of SSL attacks.The GUI is user-friendly and it's easy to understand how to manage it.The most valuable features are support and security.FortiWeb offers machine learning in the latest product. This fixed many problems. There are no false negatives.It's the extra security that is the most valuable feature. You have insight into your traffic. There are some great insights into what utilities hackers are trying to exploit. It blocks a lot of stuff from the internet.The most valuable feature in this solution is the ability to disseminate between the user entering some wrong value to the field, and a suspicious actor trying to exploit some known vulnerability.

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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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FortiWeb needs to have support for the newest technology being used in web applications.The integration with other products should be improved.We would like the interface to be easier to use and more user-friendly. The interface needs to be enhanced.Describing security rules should be improved. It's tricky to define new feature tools when you want to describe an attack pattern and want to block it.I would like to see more improvements with respect to threat intelligence.Fortinet FortiWeb is not scalable. You'll need more budget to change the hardware.The solution is rather complicated. If you know what to do, it's not bad, but it's complicated for a first time user to configure the solution. What I'd like to improve are the custom signatures.We would like to know more about the integration with the hardware or security products, such as Gemalto, because we need to move to that point.

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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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Due to the situation in Iran with the sanctions, the price of this solution is very expensive.FortiWeb is more expensive than some competing products.All our Fortinet pricing is bundled together for different products, like FortiGate, FortiAnalyzer, and FortiWeb. FortiWeb, by itself, is probably around $2,500 to $3,500.The costs are standard. We pay around $1,600 yearly.The solution gives us the best price to performance ratio.The license cost depends on the size of the box or the size of the solution. It can go from €200 Euros to a few hundred thousand Euros a year depending on your size.

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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.

FortiWeb is a web application firewall (WAF) that protects hosted web applications from attacks that target known and unknown exploits. Using multi-layered and correlated detection methods, FortiWeb defends applications from known vulnerabilities and from zero-day threats.

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Sample Customers
NSS Labs, ICSA LabsLush, Barnabas Health, Options, Riverside Healthcare, Hillsbourough County Schools, Columbia Public Schools, Schiller AG
Top Industries
Software R&D Company54%
Comms Service Provider9%
Construction Company5%
Financial Services Firm38%
Comms Service Provider15%
Consumer Goods Company8%
Software R&D Company34%
Comms Service Provider17%
Media Company8%
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