Compare F5 Silverline DDoS Protection vs. Fortinet FortiWeb

F5 Silverline DDoS Protection is ranked 13th in DDoS with 2 reviews while Fortinet FortiWeb is ranked 4th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 13 reviews. F5 Silverline DDoS Protection is rated 7.0, while Fortinet FortiWeb is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of F5 Silverline DDoS Protection writes "The core features help us with compliance but the reporting needs to be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiWeb writes "Good pricing, and provides for faster and more secure application deployment". F5 Silverline DDoS Protection is most compared with Arbor DDoS, Akamai Kona and Imperva Incapsula, whereas Fortinet FortiWeb is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, FortiADC and Cloudflare.
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We have a lot of businesses that we put behind this solution, and it has really helped us in terms of monitoring the logs and incidents.The most valuable features are the configuration and configuring the process.

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FortiWeb offers machine learning in the latest product. This fixed many problems. There are no false negatives.It's the extra security that is the most valuable feature. You have insight into your traffic. There are some great insights into what utilities hackers are trying to exploit. It blocks a lot of stuff from the internet.The most valuable feature in this solution is the ability to disseminate between the user entering some wrong value to the field, and a suspicious actor trying to exploit some known vulnerability.What we like about Fortinet FortiWeb is it has all the features. We use all of them, so we have to turn on all the options.All the features that FortiGate contains are very suitable for our business. We work with other products in Fortinet, FortiWeb, FortiSandbox, FortiMail, and FortiCache. We use all UTM features like self-encryption, encryption, all UTM features.When we had Cisco we had around thirty thousand entries on our firewalls. Now we are down to three thousand. Fortinet has a mechanism to detect all of your entries which are not used, and it can clean it up.Security Fabric integration. This is really a value-added feature as FortiWeb can interact with the rest of the client’s Fortinet pack to provide an intelligent security layer like (FortiSIEM for central log management and correlation, FortiGate, FortiSandbox for malware analysis, etc.).The most valuable feature is the web application firewall (WAF).

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You need to have Linux knowledge in order to use the shell.The product could be improved on the global load and the integration with the other solution like Cisco and Dell. As a representor of the operation, we prefer to have one platform which can accommodate all type of integration. We are also looking for more improvements in the security policy configuration.

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Fortinet FortiWeb is not scalable. You'll need more budget to change the hardware.The solution is rather complicated. If you know what to do, it's not bad, but it's complicated for a first time user to configure the solution. What I'd like to improve are the custom signatures.We would like to know more about the integration with the hardware or security products, such as Gemalto, because we need to move to that point.Fortinet FortiWeb needs to improve the way it's configured. Common services like publishing exchange should be done in one click only.New releases and old releases have some bugs, some features do not work as good as we want but every new release the Fortinet team fixes up problems.I would like to have an antivirus option.FortiWeb does not exist in a cloud-based form. Its only available for deployment as a virtual appliance on AWS and Azure IaaS platforms. Because of the trend to WAF environments, it would be good to have it as a SaaS. Also, FortiWeb would be more competitive if it combined WAF and DDoS protection.​Their support needs improvement.

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The solution gives us the best price to performance ratio.The license cost depends on the size of the box or the size of the solution. It can go from €200 Euros to a few hundred thousand Euros a year depending on your size.​The pricing is reasonable.​It really pays off to buy licences for multiple years​.Keep a loose margin between your actual bandwidth and the product sizing when using hardware appliances. Only virtual machines are upgradable to larger sizes.Cheaper than others.FortiWeb can be purchased in VM mode for a lower price and the same features.

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Overview

F5 Silverline DDoS Protection is a service delivered via the Silverline cloud-based platform. It provides detection and mitigation to stop even the largest of volumetric DDoS attacks from reaching your network.

Silverline services are wholly deployed and managed by experts from F5’s Security Operations Center (SOC). That means you have access to highly specialized security experts, 24/7.

FortiWeb is a web application firewall (WAF) that protects hosted web applications from attacks that target known and unknown exploits. Using multi-layered and correlated detection methods, FortiWeb defends applications from known vulnerabilities and from zero-day threats.

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Sarasota County SchoolsLush, Barnabas Health, Options, Riverside Healthcare, Hillsbourough County Schools, Columbia Public Schools, Schiller AG
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Financial Services Firm30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Mining And Metals Company10%
Local Government10%
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Software R&D Company33%
Comms Service Provider20%
Media Company9%
Government6%
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