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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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"We chose this solution in the first place because it has access to Layer 7. I can control the requests and the content, which I can access on my network if I want to even if it's forbidden access to other external resources. If I want to monitor, for example, traffic, and apply this rule on Layer 7, I can do so. This was our main goal when implementing this application. We wanted to take advantage of the Gateway capabilities.""The simplicity of the solution and its ability to integrate easily with others are its most valuable aspects.""This is a SaaS product, so it is always up to date.""Good customization; able to report and take action on alerts.""The solution was very easy to configure. It wasn't hard at all to adjust it to our needs.""Load balancing and web application firewall features are the most valuable.""WAF feature replicates the firewall.""The pricing is quite good."

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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 pricing of the solution is a bit high. The solution should offer different pricing systems.""The pricing of the solution could be improved. Right now, it's a bit expensive.""For the first-time user, it is difficult to understand so the user-interface needs to be improved.""Needs easier integration with the existing SIAM.""The security of the product could be adjusted.""It does not have the flexibility for using public IPs in version 2.""Scalability can be an issue.""The monitoring on the solution could be better."

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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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"It is not expensive.""Every solution comes with a license and cost. Microsoft provides the license and the total cost is for the maintenance every year."

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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: The solution is quite reasonably priced. It costs less than other cloud solutions.
Top Answer: The configuration is very specific right now and needs to be much more flexible. They need to work on it so that it's much easier to configure the solution so that it works how we need it to. It needs… 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.

Azure Application Gateway is a web traffic load balancer that enables you to manage traffic to your web applications. Traditional load balancers operate at the transport layer (OSI layer 4 - TCP and UDP) and route traffic based on source IP address and port, to a destination IP address and port.

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Sample Customers
MAXIMUS, Vivo, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office, City Bank
Lilly, AccuWeather, AIRFRANCE, Honeywell,
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm43%
Energy/Utilities Company14%
Non Tech Company14%
Printing Company14%
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider26%
Financial Services Firm9%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
Comms Service Provider29%
Financial Services Firm14%
Healthcare Company14%
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider19%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
Company Size
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise44%
Large Enterprise25%
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise67%
Find out what your peers are saying about F5 Advanced WAF vs. Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
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F5 Advanced WAF is ranked 5th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 16 reviews while Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is ranked 3rd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 10 reviews. F5 Advanced WAF is rated 8.6, while Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is rated 7.6. 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 Microsoft Azure Application Gateway writes "Needs better security and functionality, and requires more intelligence to make it competitive". F5 Advanced WAF is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, NGINX Web Application Firewall, Citrix Web App and API Protection, Cloudflare and F5 BIG-IP, whereas Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is most compared with AWS WAF, F5 BIG-IP, Azure Front Door, HAProxy and Fortinet FortiWeb. See our F5 Advanced WAF vs. Microsoft Azure Application Gateway report.

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