F5 BIG-IP vs. Symantec Web Application Firewall

As of June 2019, F5 BIG-IP is ranked 1st in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 35 reviews vs Symantec Web Application Firewall which is ranked 16th in Web Application Firewall (WAF). The top reviewer of F5 BIG-IP writes "It could be hard to scale because we will be encrypting and decrypting. The connection through the API Gateway worked in no time, which was fantastic". F5 BIG-IP is most compared with HAProxy , Citrix NetScaler ADC and A10 Networks Thunder ADC. Symantec Web Application Firewall is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 BIG-IP and Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall.
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They are expensive.We purchased through the AWS Marketplace because it was a popular way to go, and we were intrigued. The price of this product is not an issue. They have good pricing and licensing.Unless the price difference is large, this is not the primary concern for the product. The performance and product-related issues (secure for VPN, multi-function for network device, etc.) are the keys.I would recommend that the cost be lowered.If you are planning to use security features, better to go for strong hardware and the best bundle license, which is great for web security.The price is high.We have found the pricing and licensing on AWS to be competitive.Purchasing through the AWS Marketplace was good. We chose to go through the AWS Marketplace because everything that we needed was a soft appliance. We needed something to work in Amazon, and this product was available there.

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Also Known As
BIG-IP, BIG-IP LTM, F5 ASM, Viprion, F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition , Crescendo Networks Application Delivery Controller, BIG IPSymantec WAF, Blue Coat Protecting Web Applications
The BIG-IP family of products offers the application intelligence that network managers need to ensure applications are fast, secure, and available. All BIG-IP products share a common underlying architecture, F5's Traffic Management Operating System (TMOS), which provides unified intelligence, flexibility, and programmability. Together, BIG-IP's powerful platforms, advanced modules, and centralized management system make up the most comprehensive set of application delivery tools in the industry.

The Symantec Web Application Firewall (WAF) enables you to secure and accelerate your web applications.

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Sample Customers
Riken, TransUnion, Tepco Systems Administration, Daejeon University, G&T Bank, Danamon, CyberAgent Inc.
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Top Industries
Comms Service Provider27%
Financial Services Firm23%
Manufacturing Company12%
Healthcare Company8%
Financial Services Firm36%
Manufacturing Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
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Company Size
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise63%
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise53%
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