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"The initial setup was was easy to install.""I like them because I like the security solution. They get extra marks compared to other solutions or competitors. There are more features than any other product I can think of. They're always monitoring, and the security features offer more than other, lesser products.""The most valuable feature is artificial intelligence and to get extra internal access.""With F5 Advanced WAF, it was protection for online publications and for our customers that caused us to choose the platform.""The best solution for WAF.""I definitely recommend this solution because of the time you save on analysis.""The solution isn't too expensive. The license allows you to license what you need and leave out what you don't need.""This solution inspects your traffic and based on that, automatically create distinct qualities for you, so you can add this to the policy already created. That's what I like most."

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"It's a good front end for public infrastructure""Attack prevention is the most valuable feature of this solution.""The most important feature is that they have seven firewall protection, to protect our web servers.""The most valuable feature is flexibility.""Its flexibility is the most valuable because it is a managed service. The good part is that you don't need to set it up. It just needs DNS routing, which is the easiest thing. Our client had Akamai for certain websites because they were using CDN features. They had NetScaler on the internal zone, F5 AWAFs on the data centers, and no WAF at all in the cloud. One of the main activities of the project was to move all these policies into a single WAF so that we could control and use that as a choke point. That exercise itself was very easy because it was a managed service and F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall does that for you. That's the best thing about F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall. It is easy to apply policies on-premises. If you have AWAF on-premises and you want to replicate some policies on F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall, other than the policies that it applies by itself, it is easy because you have a team that supports it. F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall works perfectly fine. It pretty much does everything that an Advanced WAF on-premises should do."

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"People who want to work with the device have to be pro in Linux""You have to buy another module with an extra license, to have the authentication feature.""The administrator's user interface and some of the settings can sometimes be very complicated to understand.""F5 Advanced WAF needs better integration within the application, like remote dashboards.""I think the deployment templates can be better.""One thing that can be improved, is to increase the quantity over predefine policy.""The solution is tedious. It takes a lot of discrete settings so one needs to get detailed and granular when they use the solution. It takes you a whole lot of energy and concentration to configure. It needs to be much more straight-forward, like other web solutions.""I would not expect traffic details to pass through the web application firewall across the length of the whole application. I think that there is a web application where it can let the application function without traffic going in into the WAF."

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"The price is high in comparison to other products.""Pricing needs improvement.""I just hope the price can be cheaper.""We need to have support for cloud protection, which is not offered by this solution.""F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall, being a new product in the market or comparatively related to a new product, currently supports less number of PoPs. They should introduce more PoPs. The current number of PoPs that they have is around 10 or 12, which is still relatively less as compared to 2,400 plus PoPs that Akamai offers. The user latency or the number of hops a user needs before reaching the actual web application is less in Akamai because it has its internal fabric to route the traffic. They need to spin up more data to increase its traffic handling capability. They can also include the bot detection capability, though it is a pretty advanced functionality. If they could include DataDome like functionality, that is, bot prediction, then F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall will be top-notch in the market."

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"The pricing is too high.""I think the price is very high.""After buying the program, you just pay for the support every year.""Licensing fees for this solution are paid on a yearly basis.""It's more expensive than other solutions and depending on the modules, there can be additional fees.""F5 bundles up services and the bundle is what you pay for rather than individual components.""Its price is fair. We have done a couple of deals where they were able to give some kind of discount to the customers. The price was initially high for the customers, but after a couple of negotiations, it came within their budget. They were happy with that."

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"F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall works based on your bandwidth. They look at the clean bandwidth and do the pricing. 20% of a total pipe would be a clean bandwidth. The list price or a non-negotiated price for F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall would be around $2,200 per application per year for everything that you need. When you get into an enterprise kind of a setup, they negotiate this to the last bit. I would easily take 20% on that, which would be the cost, but it should cover all your Advance WAF features, bot protection, tech campaign, etc. It is built as a package and gives you most of the capability. You don't get the mobile SDK, which is an additional license. Mobile SDK is required only if you're buying or if you have a mobile application, and you are going to instrument F5 or Imperva into your mobile appliance. This anyways would be an additional module. It doesn't come within the WAF, but it is a WAF feature."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The valuable features vary from customers to customers. Some customers are okay with the basic features of the WAF, and some customers use advanced WAF with a few other features.
Top Answer: Its price is fair. We have done a couple of deals where they were able to give some kind of discount to the customers. The price was initially high for the customers, but after a couple of… more »
Top Answer: It should be a little bit easy to deploy in terms of the overall deployment session. One of our customers is a bit unhappy about the reporting options. Currently, it automatically deletes event logs… more »
Top Answer: For ADC, any ADC can do a good job. But in case if you want to add WAF functionality to the same ADC hardware you have to look for other ADC's like F5, Imperva, Radware, Fortinet, etc. 
Top Answer: Its flexibility is the most valuable because it is a managed service. The good part is that you don't need to set it up. It just needs DNS routing, which is the easiest thing. Our client had Akamai… more »
Top Answer: F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall works based on your bandwidth. They look at the clean bandwidth and do the pricing. 20% of a total pipe would be a clean bandwidth. The list price or a… more »
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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.

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.

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MAXIMUS, Vivo, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office, City Bank
City Bank, Ricacorp Properties, Miele, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office
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Financial Services Firm43%
Energy/Utilities Company14%
Non Tech Company14%
Printing Company14%
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Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm9%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm12%
Insurance Company8%
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Midsize Enterprise44%
Large Enterprise25%
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F5 Advanced WAF is ranked 5th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 16 reviews while F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall is ranked 10th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 5 reviews. F5 Advanced WAF is rated 8.6, while F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of F5 Advanced WAF writes "It is very stable as as a load balancer or a web application firewall". On the other hand, the top reviewer of F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall writes "It is flexible and lets you easily apply policies, but it needs to support more PoPs". F5 Advanced WAF is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Fortinet FortiWeb, Citrix Web App and API Protection, NGINX Web Application Firewall and Reblaze, whereas F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, AWS WAF, Signal Sciences, Cloudflare and Imperva Web Application Firewall. See our F5 Advanced WAF vs. F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall report.

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