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Pros
"It is configurable via API.""It is a SaaS solution unlike much of the competition.""The security features are valuable. The particular feature we use is called OWASP.""Technical support has a very fast response time and they are helpful."

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"Fastly uses configuration versioning, where you can deploy a new version in less than one minute."

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Cons
"The ModSecurity core rules need to be updated.""Their documentation could be better. They don't have documentation that explains everything well. They have documentation for everything you're looking for, but they lack a single piece of documentation to tie everything together. As a new user or beginner, it took us a little bit of time to figure out how to put all these things in place.""It would be ideal if the solution offered better log integration and more integration with different platforms."

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"It is missing a "staging" platform to deploy a test configuration with all of the real settings, which would allow us to properly test before putting it into production."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The pricing model is very straightforward compared to the competition. You just pay per month for the product and usage.""We pay $210 per month for CloudFlare WAF."

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"In my opinion, Fastly is priced competitively."

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Top Answer: The security features are valuable. The particular feature we use is called OWASP.
Top Answer: Their documentation could be better. They don't have documentation that explains everything well. They have documentation for everything you're looking for, but they lack a single piece of… more »
Top Answer: Fastly uses configuration versioning, where you can deploy a new version in less than one minute.
Top Answer: In my opinion, Fastly is priced competitively.
Top Answer: It's not easy to start with Fastly if you don't have VCL knowledge, so it appears very complex at the beginning. Even though the documentation is well done, you need to practice a lot to be able to do… more »
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Overview

Cloudflare Web Application Firewall's intuitive dashboard enables users to build powerful rules through easy clicks and also provides Terraform integration. Every request to the WAF is inspected against the rule engine and the threat intelligence curated from protecting over 27 Million websites. Suspicious requests can be blocked, challenged or logged as per the needs of the user while legitimate requests are routed to the destination, agnostic of whether it lives on-premise or in the cloud. Analytics and Cloudflare Logs enable visibility into actionable metrics for the user.

Fastly helps the world’s most popular digital businesses keep pace with their customer expectations by delivering fast, secure, and scalable online experiences. Businesses trust Fastly’s edge cloud platform to accelerate the pace of technical innovation, mitigate evolving threats, and scale on demand.
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Sample Customers
crunchbase, udacity, marketo, okcupid, zendesk
Twitter, Airbnb, Alaska Airlines, Pinterest, Vimeo, The Guardian, The New York Times, Ticketmaster, The Drupal Association, Opera, about.com, imgur, Etsy, Foursquare, GitHub, New Relic, shopify, Shazam, Firebase
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company22%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Government5%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider23%
Media Company7%
Government6%
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Cloudflare Web Application Firewall is ranked 17th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 3 reviews while Fastly is ranked 11th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 1 review. Cloudflare Web Application Firewall is rated 8.0, while Fastly is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Cloudflare Web Application Firewall writes "A SaaS solution that is API configurable and a convenient part of a suite but needs updating of core rules". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fastly writes "Good performance, powerful configuration capability, and helpful real-time graphics". Cloudflare Web Application Firewall is most compared with Azure Front Door, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, AWS WAF, Indusface AppTrana and Signal Sciences, whereas Fastly is most compared with Cloudflare, AWS WAF, Akamai, Amazon CloudFront and Imperva Incapsula.

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