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Find out what your peers are saying about F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) vs. Radware DefensePro and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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"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.""The solution is very straightforward. The usability is great.""The decryption is great.""The most valuable feature of this solution is that the blocking of IP's."

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"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 most valuable feature is the ability to create signatures on-demand.""It has kept us up and operational on a day-to-day basis, without being interrupted by an attack from outside sources.""They have a hybrid model approach if a client wants to go that way.""The product integrates well with Cisco.""The pricing is reasonable. It's not overly expensive.""The reporting is very good and provides us with a comprehensive description of where attacks are emanating from."

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Cons
"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.""The pricing of the solution could be a little bit better.""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.""Currently, we have eighty F5s and we need some kind of management software. It would be very helpful."

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"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 would like to see more focus on layer seven protection.""This product would be improved if ongoing live monitoring with dashboards were added.""The solution is a little more pricey than other options on the market.""The dashboard could be updated.""There needs to be more reporting.""This solution may not cover all of the requirements in situations for which I am unfamiliar, and there is always room for improvement."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It's very expensive, and you pay extra for the models."

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"The Radware DefensePro was bundled together with our security platform.""The price was well over six figures.""The initial cost is over $100,000 for one appliance.""The pricing is based on the amount of network traffic and the number of packets being inspected."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature of this solution is that the blocking of IP's.
Top Answer: Currently, we have eighty F5s and we need some kind of management software. It would be very helpful. In the next release, I would like to have management and monitoring software included.
Top Answer: The pricing is reasonable. It's not overly expensive.
Top Answer: Currently, the pricing is quite reasonable. We have no complaints when it comes to the cost of the solution.
Top Answer: The solution needs to improve its communication with users. Last year, there was a lot of silence on their end. There have been communication delays we would rather not deal with. There needs to be… more »
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Also Known As
F5 AFM, F5 Advanced Firewall Manager
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Overview

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) is a high-performance, full-proxy network security solution designed to protect networks and data centers against incoming threats that enter the network. Built on F5’s industry-leading BIG-IP hardware and software platforms, BIG-IP AFM provides a scalable platform that delivers the flexible performance and control needed to mitigate aggressive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) and protocol attacks before they overwhelm and degrade applications and infrastructure availability.

For service providers, BIG-IP AFM IPS does even more, protecting the network edge and performing traffic inspection and protocol adherence for prevalent service provider protocols such as SS7, Diameter, HTTP/2, GTP, SCTP and SIP traffic coming into the network over UDP, TCP, and SCTP.

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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Sample Customers
City Bank, Ricacorp Properties, Miele, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company23%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company28%
Financial Services Firm8%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business56%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise33%
REVIEWERS
Small Business64%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise29%
Find out what your peers are saying about F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) vs. Radware DefensePro and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) is ranked 10th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 4 reviews while Radware DefensePro is ranked 7th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 7 reviews. F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) is rated 8.6, while Radware DefensePro is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) writes "Good support, and capable of scaling". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Radware DefensePro writes "Verbose and descriptive reporting, reliable, and it is easy to scale". F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) is most compared with , whereas Radware DefensePro is most compared with Arbor DDoS, Cloudflare, Imperva Incapsula, Fortinet FortiDDoS and F5 Shape Security. See our F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) vs. Radware DefensePro report.

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