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"The most valuable features are the configuration and configuring the process.""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.""F5 technical support is really good."

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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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"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.""You need to have Linux knowledge in order to use the shell.""In terms of the scalability, this part is always so confusing because they are checking for packet count. Also, after an attack, they said that the throughput must be from gigabits but then I check my bandwidth and it is already done in gigabits. So it is a little bit confusing."

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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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"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: Again, if the solution doesn't have a web application firewall capability, it can raise the solution price. Pricing can be higher than the other solutions.
Top Answer: To make this solution much better, they must have a user-friendly configuration interface. I'm working for a partner site, so for the technical portion, it must have great troubleshooting stats. For… more »
Top Answer: 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.
Top Answer: The licensing fees for this solution are pretty expensive for what it does, but there is no alternative. The only alternative is Imperva, but that is even more expensive.
Top Answer: This firewall should support more of the network layers. Profiling capability should be improved. Setting policies and parameters through the UI should be more automated because the process is manual… more »
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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.

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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F5 Silverline DDoS Protection is ranked 10th in DDoS with 3 reviews while NGINX Web Application Firewall is ranked 13th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 3 reviews. F5 Silverline DDoS Protection is rated 7.4, while NGINX Web Application Firewall is rated 8.0. 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 NGINX Web Application Firewall writes "A stable system with good security and load balancing". F5 Silverline DDoS Protection is most compared with Arbor DDoS, Cloudflare, Imperva Incapsula and Akamai Kona Site Defender, whereas NGINX Web Application Firewall is most compared with AWS WAF, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 Advanced WAF and Reblaze.

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