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Pros
"The most valuable feature is flexibility.""Its flexibility is the most valuable because it is a managed service. The good part is that you don't need to set it up. It just needs DNS routing, which is the easiest thing. Our client had Akamai for certain websites because they were using CDN features. They had NetScaler on the internal zone, F5 AWAFs on the data centers, and no WAF at all in the cloud. One of the main activities of the project was to move all these policies into a single WAF so that we could control and use that as a choke point. That exercise itself was very easy because it was a managed service and F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall does that for you. That's the best thing about F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall. It is easy to apply policies on-premises. If you have AWAF on-premises and you want to replicate some policies on F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall, other than the policies that it applies by itself, it is easy because you have a team that supports it. F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall works perfectly fine. It pretty much does everything that an Advanced WAF on-premises should do.""The most important feature is that they have seven firewall protection, to protect our web servers.""F5 technical support is really good."

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"Filters can be customized depending on the characteristics of the attack traffic. This feature has made it easier for Nexusguard's SOC team to further isolate any specific attack that can't be blocked by pre-configured mitigation."

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Cons
"We need to have support for cloud protection, which is not offered by this solution.""I just hope the price can be cheaper.""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.""F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall, being a new product in the market or comparatively related to a new product, currently supports less number of PoPs. They should introduce more PoPs. The current number of PoPs that they have is around 10 or 12, which is still relatively less as compared to 2,400 plus PoPs that Akamai offers. The user latency or the number of hops a user needs before reaching the actual web application is less in Akamai because it has its internal fabric to route the traffic. They need to spin up more data to increase its traffic handling capability. They can also include the bot detection capability, though it is a pretty advanced functionality. If they could include DataDome like functionality, that is, bot prediction, then F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall will be top-notch in the market."

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"One thing that we would like to improve from them is to provide more training to SOC team for them to have a deep understanding of the solution so that they would always be ready to answer anything without the need to escalate queries to senior personnel."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall works based on your bandwidth. They look at the clean bandwidth and do the pricing. 20% of a total pipe would be a clean bandwidth. The list price or a non-negotiated price for F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall would be around $2,200 per application per year for everything that you need. When you get into an enterprise kind of a setup, they negotiate this to the last bit. I would easily take 20% on that, which would be the cost, but it should cover all your Advance WAF features, bot protection, tech campaign, etc. It is built as a package and gives you most of the capability. You don't get the mobile SDK, which is an additional license. Mobile SDK is required only if you're buying or if you have a mobile application, and you are going to instrument F5 or Imperva into your mobile appliance. This anyways would be an additional module. It doesn't come within the WAF, but it is a WAF feature."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: For ADC, any ADC can do a good job. But in case if you want to add WAF functionality to the same ADC hardware you have to look for other ADC's like F5, Imperva, Radware, Fortinet, etc. 
Top Answer: I highly recommend Cloudflare. We switched from Akamai Prolexic to Cloudflare and couldn't be happier. We also got the worlds fastest DNS and speeded up our site load times with the 200+ edge… more »
Top Answer: Filters can be customized depending on the characteristics of the attack traffic. This feature has made it easier for Nexusguard's SOC team to further isolate any specific attack that can't be blocked… more »
Top Answer: If anyone is interested in implementing Nexguard, would advise them to reach out to the Service Management Team, they would be happy to assist other potential customers on this part.
Top Answer: So far, we are satisfied with the current protection that we have from Nexusguard. We are certain that Nexusguard's security team is doing its best on keeping the solution up to date and by trying to… more »
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F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall, F5 Silverline DDoS Protection
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Overview

F5's Silverline Managed Services is a SaaS solution delivering DDoS protection, managed Web Application Firewall (WAF) services, and managed Shape Security Fraud and Anti-bot solutions.

Silverline services include 24x7 access to F5's Security Operations Center (SOC). F5's expert security professionals use F5 products with state-of-the-art security tools to ensure the best protection possible. As an add-on to Silverline DDoS or WAF services, Silverline Threat Intelligence integrates dynamic lists of threatening IP addresses to give context for policy decisions.


Founded in 2008, Nexusguard is the global leader in fighting malicious internet attacks. Nexusguard protects clients against a multitude of threats, including distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, to ensure uninterrupted internet service. Nexusguard provides comprehensive, highly customized solutions for customers of all sizes, across a range of industries, and also enables turnkey anti-DDoS solutions for service providers. Nexusguard delivers on its promise to maximize peace of mind by minimizing threats.

Nexusguard’s purpose-built DDoS Protection platform is comprised of three pillars:


Application Protection
Nexusguard Application Protection mitigates all types of DDoS attacks and cyber threats, delivering maximum uptime to organizations with an online presence. Our solutions are secure, reliable, customizable, and backed by enterprise grade SLAs.

Origin Protection
Nexusguard Origin Protection secures all backend network elements, including the origin of applications, network infrastructure, and the backend IPs typically associated with proxy solutions. It is highly suitable for organizations that cannot afford any downtime of assets running their own network.

DNS Protection
Nexusguard DNS Protection protects mission-critical online services from DNS attacks. Our dedicated, fully redundant network of globally distributed proxy servers resolves every incoming DNS query quickly and reliably, ensuring your DNS server is protected from both internal and external attacks.


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Sample Customers
City Bank, Ricacorp Properties, Miele, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office
21st Century Technologies, Netpluz, REDtone, SNOC, StarHub, aamra
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm8%
Insurance Company6%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider25%
Educational Organization13%
Construction Company5%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise38%
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F5 Silverline Managed Services is ranked 8th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 4 reviews while Nexusguard DDoS Protection is ranked 10th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 1 review. F5 Silverline Managed Services is rated 7.8, while Nexusguard DDoS Protection is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of F5 Silverline Managed Services writes "It is flexible and lets you easily apply policies, but it needs to support more PoPs". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nexusguard DDoS Protection writes "Attack protection is flexible and customizable ". F5 Silverline Managed Services is most compared with Cloudflare, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Arbor DDoS, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and AWS WAF, whereas Nexusguard DDoS Protection is most compared with Cloudflare, Cloudflare DDoS, Arbor DDoS, Imperva Incapsula and Fortinet FortiDDoS.

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