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Pros
"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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"The most valuable feature is that I can establish different services from the 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.""WAF is useful to track mitigation, inclusion, prevention, and the parametric firewall."

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Cons
"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 configuration needs to be more flexible because it is difficult to do things that are outside of the ordinary.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"The licensing fees for this solution are pretty expensive for what it does, but there is no alternative.""Our licensing costs are about $40,000 a 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: WAF is useful to track mitigation, inclusion, prevention, and the parametric firewall.
Top Answer: Our licensing costs are about $40,000 a year. We pay on an annual basis. We just have our operating costs on top of that.
Top Answer: The solution does well when there's low throughput but when we go for any high throughput, it's always a challenge. I'm expecting the next version to have a better high throughput. I also find that… more »
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Overview

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.

Even when you understand security, it is difficult to create secure applications, especially when working under the pressures so common in today’s enterprise. The NGINX Web Application Firewall (WAF) protects applications against sophisticated Layer 7 attacks that might otherwise lead to systems being taken over by attackers, loss of sensitive data, and downtime. The NGINX WAF is based on the widely used ModSecurity open source software.

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Sample Customers
MAXIMUS, Vivo, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office, City Bank
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Financial Services Firm43%
Energy/Utilities Company14%
Non Tech Company14%
Printing Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm9%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company25%
Media Company9%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise44%
Large Enterprise25%
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Find out what your peers are saying about F5 Advanced WAF vs. NGINX Web Application Firewall 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 NGINX Web Application Firewall is ranked 13th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 3 reviews. F5 Advanced WAF is rated 8.6, while NGINX Web Application Firewall is rated 8.0. 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 NGINX Web Application Firewall writes "A stable system with good security and load balancing". F5 Advanced WAF is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Fortinet FortiWeb, Citrix Web App and API Protection, Cloudflare and F5 BIG-IP, whereas NGINX Web Application Firewall is most compared with AWS WAF, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Fortinet FortiWeb, Azure Front Door and Cloudflare. See our F5 Advanced WAF vs. NGINX Web Application Firewall report.

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