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Pros
"There are key things that are used for our enterprise customers, such as Lambda and DNS.""It is easier to configure and develop documentation to see how we have configured firewalls.""It's very user-friendly.""The solution is very good at mitigating threats.""The most valuable feature is the web application firewall.""From what I've seen so far, there are no negatives to report as of yet""The DDoS protection is the most valuable aspect of the solution.""New and innovative way to protect the client's data."

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"WAF is useful to track mitigation, inclusion, prevention, and the parametric firewall.""The most valuable feature is that there is a link in the system that will help to analyze the security of an application when something abnormal is found.""The most valuable feature is that I can establish different services from the firewall."

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"Latencies are always a problem.""The solution could use more analytics on the backend to give us more insights into everything. More reports would be helpful.""Although I think it's quite good, it doesn't provide me with all the features I would expect to have if I were using Imperva.""Technical support is lacking.""The solution could work at being less expensive. It costs a lot to use it.""It should have easier documentation for the configuration. It's very technical and people who aren't technical should also be able to do the configuration.""There should be a specific price list for enterprise-level customers.""There are some issues with the CDN services."

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"Setting policies and parameters through the UI should be more automated because the process is manual, where we can only edit one rule at a time.""It's challenging if you need to go for a high throughput.""The configuration needs to be more flexible because it is difficult to do things that are outside of the ordinary."

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"The cost primarily depends on the size of the organization.""We don't have any issues with the price.""The price is reasonable."

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"Our licensing costs are about $40,000 a year.""The licensing fees for this solution are pretty expensive for what it does, but there is no alternative."

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Top Answer: There are key things that are used for our enterprise customers, such as Lambda and DNS.
Top Answer: Latencies are always a problem. Also, one thing I would say is you have to maintain DNS through their services. I don't know if that's a requirement or not. Latencies are the key issue. If you are not… more »
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Also Known As
NGINX WAF, NGINX Web Application Firewall
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Overview

Cloudflare is the leading performance and security company helping to build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers more than 9 million Internet applications. More than 10 trillion Internet requests flow through Cloudflare’s network each month, accounting for nearly 10% of all Internet requests globally.

Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with each new site added. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks.

NGINX App Protect application security solution combines the efficacy of advanced F5 web application firewall (WAF) technology with the agility and performance of NGINX Plus. The solution runs natively on NGINX Plus and addresses some of the most difficult challenges facing modern DevOps environments:

  • Integrating security controls directly into the development automation pipeline
  • Applying and managing security for modern and distributed application environments such as containers and microservices
  • Providing the right level of security controls without impacting release and go-to-market velocity
  • Complying with security and regulatory requirements

NGINX App Protect offers:

  • Expanded security beyond basic signatures to ensure adequate controls
  • F5 app‑security technology for efficacy superior to ModSecurity and other WAFs
  • Confidently run in “blocking” mode in production with proven F5 expertise
  • High‑confidence signatures for extremely low false positives
  • Increases visibility, integrating with third‑party analytics solutions
  • Integrates security and WAF natively into the CI/CD pipeline
  • Deploys as a lightweight software package that is agnostic of underlying infrastructure
  • Facilitates declarative policies for “security as code” and integration with DevOps tools
  • Decreases developer burden and provides feedback loop for quick security remediation
  • Accelerates time to market and reduces costs with DevSecOps‑automated security
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Trusted by over 9,000,000 Internet Applications and APIs, including Nasdaq, Zendesk, Crunchbase, Steve Madden, OkCupid, Cisco, Quizlet, Discord and more.
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Energy/Utilities Company14%
Marketing Services Firm14%
Engineering Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm6%
Media Company5%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business68%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise16%
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Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise53%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cloudflare vs. NGINX App Protect and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
552,027 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cloudflare is ranked 2nd in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 8 reviews while NGINX App Protect is ranked 13th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 3 reviews. Cloudflare is rated 8.2, while NGINX App Protect is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cloudflare writes "Robust, secure and innovative; technical support needs to be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NGINX App Protect writes "A stable system with good security and load balancing". Cloudflare is most compared with Imperva Incapsula, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Azure Front Door, AWS WAF and Palo Alto Networks WildFire, whereas NGINX App Protect is most compared with AWS WAF, F5 Advanced WAF, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Azure Front Door and Sucuri. See our Cloudflare vs. NGINX App Protect report.

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