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Researched F5 Advanced Firewall Manager but chose Radware DefensePro: Simple to install and the ability to create signatures on-demand is helpful
Find out what your peers are saying about F5 Advanced Firewall Manager vs. Radware DefensePro and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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The decryption is great.
The solution is very straightforward. The usability is great.
We use three main features. The first one is access control. The second feature we use is called IP intelligence. Finally, we have a DDoS safety feature.
This product excells in every aspect from installation and the interface to providing superior network security.
It blocks various attacks and mitigates disasters from occurring.
I find the signature base is very helpful to see traffic
The reporting is very good and provides us with a comprehensive description of where attacks are emanating from.
The most valuable feature is the ability to create signatures on-demand.
All of our traffic has to pass through the appliance, so we can very quickly mitigate the attack. This is a very valuable feature. On top of that, it's not only volumetric attack protection that the solution offers, but also layer 7 attack protection as well.
The DDoS protection that the solution provides is its most valuable feature.
A flexible affordable solution for defense against DDos attacks.
With the secure signature feature, the Radware DefensePro is a big assistance. It is a big help to our customers to improve their productivity and performance. The prompt response from the Radware team is definitely increasing in the new era.
A valuable feature is the speed of signature updates.
SSL-based mitigation from DDoS attacks is good from their side. They are capable of preventing SSL-based attacks with certifications and everything loaded onto them.
Deployment times vary according to the customer. It needs to be heavily configured. You need to look and you need to observe the behavior of the traffic before you can start configuring everything. It can take time.
The pricing of the solution could be a little bit better.
Firstly, geolocation currently relies on manual updates. It has to move to automatic updates. There are no automatic updates for this feature. If some IPs, countries, or service providers move to another country, now you will be allow IPs that you previously denied. This is because you depend on the database, which doesn't update automatically. This is really a very important area that they need to improve.
This would be absolutely the best network security solution if the price were not so high.
We needed to protect the database but the solution didn't offer a certain feature to do so.
We would have preferred to have support when we first started
This solution may not cover all of the requirements in situations for which I am unfamiliar, and there is always room for improvement.
I would like to see more focus on layer seven protection.
The solution needs a bit more functionality. It would be good if DefensePro could have anti-bot functionalities in order to stop bots like web scrapers from getting onto our customers’ network.
I had some trouble in the registration account prior to deployment, but it was fixed. They were not very fast or responsive, however. It took about one week to resolve the issue.
It could incorporate more intelligence for reacting with web site visitors.
Radware DefensePro requires a continuous learning process. Using this technology, we can improve our network. Based on the different attack mechanisms, we use Radware DefensePro to provide security for our clients' networks very effectively.
If they would go to a cloud-based approach, that would give much more flexibility in terms of working with them.
They should add artificial intelligence to the platform. It is currently missing the machine learning piece.
Pricing and Cost Advice
It is somewhat on the expensive side although it is worth the additional cost.
The pricing is based on the amount of network traffic and the number of packets being inspected.
The Radware DefensePro was bundled together with our security platform.
It is sort of middle-of-the-road for this type of solution.
The product's pricing is a good value.
The cost for maintenance is cheaper because the majority of the deployments using the solution are in areas where cost of maintenance is also lower.
Licensing of Radware is quite simple and straightforward, while Arbor DDos is a bit complicated.
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Also Known As
|F5 AFM||"Radware Defense Pro"|
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.
DefensePro is a real-time, perimeter attack mitigation device that secures organizations against emerging network and applications threats.
Part of Radware’s attack mitigation solution, DefensePro protects the infrastructure against network and application downtime (or slow time), application vulnerability exploitation, malware spread, network anomalies, information theft and other types of attacks.
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