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Pros
"The most valuable features are support and security.""The GUI is user-friendly and it's easy to understand how to manage it.""I have recently been looking at the SSL certificate features and the learning mode of the appliance. This appliance learns from the pattern of SSL attacks.""The GUI is user-friendly.""This product is very user-friendly.""It is easy to install and to maintain.""It's stable and works efficiently against OWASP Top 10 attacks.""It is a stable product."

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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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Cons
"I would like to see more improvements with respect to threat intelligence.""Describing security rules should be improved. It's tricky to define new feature tools when you want to describe an attack pattern and want to block it.""We would like the interface to be easier to use and more user-friendly. The interface needs to be enhanced.""The integration with other products should be improved.""FortiWeb needs to have support for the newest technology being used in web applications.""In terms of performance, it needs to be more robust.""The Layer 7 DDoS attacks need improvement, it could be better.""Fortinet WAF came out recently, and there is not much feedback about customer experience. For each project, customers ask about the scenarios and references of the customers who have implemented this solution, which we don't have. They need to simplify the customer experience and provide more information so that we can propose Fortinet Fortiweb as a WAF solution to customers and convince them. They need to improve their service and training. We need good training to implement and use it properly and know more about it. We still don't know much about Fortinet WAF. We didn't get any proper training sessions. Other vendors like Cisco, Palo Alto, Check Point, and Barracuda provide such sessions. Whenever we receive a request from a customer for this solution, we just give the price. We don't propose this solution because we don't know much about it. We propose whatever we are familiar with and what is supported."

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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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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The costs are standard. We pay around $1,600 yearly.""All our Fortinet pricing is bundled together for different products, like FortiGate, FortiAnalyzer, and FortiWeb. FortiWeb, by itself, is probably around $2,500 to $3,500.""FortiWeb is more expensive than some competing products.""Due to the situation in Iran with the sanctions, the price of this solution is very expensive.""It's an expensive solution, although there are no additional costs.""It is fine now. We had to earlier negotiate the price.""It is an expensive suite and it is an expensive solution, but it is a manageable one for an enterprise.""Its subscription prices are cheaper, and it is not very expensive. From a price perspective, Fortinet is a very well-known security vendor. Subscriptions are very simple. They have a couple of licenses on an appliance, and that's it. The cost is not that big. One license is 40K, which they give with all the products. Another one includes the subscriptions for threat prevention, IPS, sandboxing, etc, which is more than enough."

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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: We find that it is quite stable and reliable.
Top Answer: We have a yearly subscription that we renew annually.
Top Answer: The solution could offer more integration opportunities.
Top Answer: WAF is useful to track mitigation, inclusion, prevention, and the parametric firewall.
Top Answer: Our licensing costs are about $40,000 a year. We pay on an annual basis. We just have our operating costs on top of that.
Top Answer: The solution does well when there's low throughput but when we go for any high throughput, it's always a challenge. I'm expecting the next version to have a better high throughput. I also find that… more »
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Also Known As
NGINX WAF, NGINX Web Application Firewall
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Overview

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.

NGINX App Protect application security solution combines the efficacy of advanced F5 web application firewall (WAF) technology with the agility and performance of NGINX Plus. The solution runs natively on NGINX Plus and addresses some of the most difficult challenges facing modern DevOps environments:

  • Integrating security controls directly into the development automation pipeline
  • Applying and managing security for modern and distributed application environments such as containers and microservices
  • Providing the right level of security controls without impacting release and go-to-market velocity
  • Complying with security and regulatory requirements

NGINX App Protect offers:

  • Expanded security beyond basic signatures to ensure adequate controls
  • F5 app‑security technology for efficacy superior to ModSecurity and other WAFs
  • Confidently run in “blocking” mode in production with proven F5 expertise
  • High‑confidence signatures for extremely low false positives
  • Increases visibility, integrating with third‑party analytics solutions
  • Integrates security and WAF natively into the CI/CD pipeline
  • Deploys as a lightweight software package that is agnostic of underlying infrastructure
  • Facilitates declarative policies for “security as code” and integration with DevOps tools
  • Decreases developer burden and provides feedback loop for quick security remediation
  • Accelerates time to market and reduces costs with DevSecOps‑automated security
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Sample Customers
Lush, Barnabas Health, Options, Riverside Healthcare, Hillsbourough County Schools, Columbia Public Schools, Schiller AG
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Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm26%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government13%
Computer Software Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company27%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider26%
Media Company5%
Government5%
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Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise35%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiWeb vs. NGINX App Protect and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Fortinet FortiWeb is ranked 1st in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 20 reviews while NGINX App Protect is ranked 12th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 3 reviews. Fortinet FortiWeb is rated 8.2, while NGINX App Protect is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiWeb writes "This flexible suite solves compliance problems but that comes at a cost". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NGINX App Protect writes "A stable system with good security and load balancing". Fortinet FortiWeb is most compared with Fortinet FortiADC, Fortinet FortiOS, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), F5 Advanced WAF and Cisco Sourcefire SNORT, whereas NGINX App Protect is most compared with AWS WAF, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, F5 Advanced WAF, Azure Front Door and Cloudflare. See our Fortinet FortiWeb vs. NGINX App Protect report.

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