Compare Imperva Incapsula vs. Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall

Imperva Incapsula is ranked 2nd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 9 reviews while Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall is ranked 5th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 9 reviews. Imperva Incapsula is rated 9.2, while Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Imperva Incapsula writes "We have peace of mind that nobody will use malware on us or try to hack our website". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall writes "Gives me peace of mind, blocks everything we need it to block". Imperva Incapsula is most compared with Cloudflare, Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall and AWS WAF, whereas Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, Imperva Incapsula and Fortinet FortiWeb. See our Imperva Incapsula vs. Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall report.
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Pros
I like the user-friendly interface.They're quite easy to install and quite easy to set up. Clients really like that. Especially when you're dealing with the cloud, it's really easy.This product is a reliable defense from malicious attacks on a network environment.Scalability is pretty easy on the base platform. You just add another, and you're ready to go.Provides Anti-DDoS protection, as well as other protections like SQL injection, Cross-Site Scripting, and antiscanner. These types of protection are valuable to the business due to the daily attacks on our portals, and that often cannot be seen without a tool like this.Setup was straightforward, very simple. I only entered the domain and Incapsula returned the DNS data that I needed to change for the protection to be configured.On the site security, I can see which countries have incidents, whether it was a robot attack, a real human user, or non-human user.On the activity log, I can see the exact details, the visit, and the threat.

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Compared to other web application firewalls in the market, Imperva does things in the most accurate way.The dynamic profiling of websites is the solution's most valuable feature. The security is also good.Data masking is the most valuable feature of this solution.The solution is very scalable. It is one of the most important features. You can also expand resources and features as well.There are some features that are configured by default, so even without doing much, it can still provide a level of protection.It mitigates all of the availabilities of risks around web applications.The compliance is the most valuable aspect.It has threat intelligence and we are using Incapsula. With threat intelligence, we can separate HTTP and HTTPS traffic. We can use Incapsula to send all the threat intelligence to the WAF.

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We would like them to hire people in Sweden because it's quite hard when people are sitting in the UK or Belgium because some of the customers really want them to be local.Analytics in the area of risk need to be improved to supply more information to the users for creating better environments.The solution needs to improve Integration with third parties for their on-prem deployment models. The integration is not that good yet.Imperva now offers add-ons to add functionality, but I would like to see these included in the product, even if it would cost more.I am not sure if this application has a policy where you can create your custom policy and run it as our firewall. We should have some ability to also create some custom policy, then run it as a firewall.I miss being able to integrate the dashboard with other BI tools we are using. We have to export and import data to be able to present it, and doing so is a lot of work.It would be better if we were able to manage and apply changes to multiple websites/web applications, and search WAF logs for multiple websites, via the Incapsula dashboard.

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I think that better bot protection is needed in this solution.It would be useful if the solution used more intelligence in attack protection. For example, firewalls are to be dependent on the configuration, but if they could have some data science around it the solution would be even better. The profiling of the traffic, and making decisions surrounding that should be intelligence-based, instead of being based on the configuration of the firewall itself.Some of the features should be included in the next release is a file integrating monitoring tool. This feature should be improved.The initial setup could be simplified. Every time you have to install the solution you have to get in touch with support or somebody that can to do that for you.It would be helpful to have a "recommended deployment", or even a list of basic features that should either be used or turned on by default.Their portal is very limited and needs improvement.It's a complicated tool to keep.There could be some limitations that from the converged infrastructure perspective: when you want to converge with everything and you want Imperva to get there easily because it's not a cloud component. For example, when you want to build servers and you're using OneView to manage your software-defined networks, implementing Imperva right away is not that simple. But if you're doing just a simple cloud infrastructure with servers in there, you're good to go. Also, we are not able, with Imperva, to block by signatures. Imperva by itself needs to be complemented with another service to do URL filtering.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The data packages are higher than our needs so we end up paying for data that we don't use.​Although the pricing can be a little high, it is worth the protection and security that it offers.​For enterprise contracts you will be in touch with a dedicated account manager who will guide you regarding licensing.

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The cost of this solution depends on the platform.Everybody complains about the price of this solution.Make sure you understand the way that Imperva charges. It's very affordable. However, I would like to see a package with the Virtual Patching included. You get to do patching separately.

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Overview

Imperva Incapsula is a cloud-based application delivery service that protects websites and safeguards web applications and their data from attacks, and improves their performance by enhancing user experience. Incapsula includes a security platform with a web application firewall, DDoS mitigation, content delivery network, and global load balancer to maximize performance.

Web application attacks deny services and steal sensitive data. Imperva Web Application Firewall (WAF) analyzes and inspects requests coming in to applications and stops these attacks.

Protect your applications in the cloud and on-premises with the same set of security policies and management capabilities. Safely migrate apps while maintaining full protection.

Deploy Imperva WAF on-premises, in AWS and Azure, or as a cloud service itself. Easily meet the specific security and service level requirements of individual applications.

Imperva WAF protects against the most critical web application security risks: SQL injection, cross-site scripting, illegal resource access, remote file inclusion, and other OWASP Top 10 and Automated Top 20 threats. Imperva security researchers continually monitor the threat landscape and update Imperva WAF with the latest threat data.

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Sample Customers
Hitachi, BNZ, Bitstamp, Moz, InnoGames, BTCChina, Wix, LivePerson, Zillow and more.BlueCross BlueShield, eHarmony, EMF Broadcasting, GE Healthcare, Metro Bank, The Motley Fool, Siemens
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Media Company8%
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Media Company6%
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