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"It mitigates all of the availabilities of risks around web applications.""There are some features that are configured by default, so even without doing much, it can still provide a level of protection.""The solution is very scalable. It is one of the most important features. You can also expand resources and features as well.""Data masking is the most valuable feature of this solution.""The dynamic profiling of websites is the solution's most valuable feature. The security is also good.""Compared to other web application firewalls in the market, Imperva does things in the most accurate way.""If you are using the appliance as opposed to the virtual deployment, it can stand as the network layer-two and provide real transparency.""Its inline transferring mode is the most valuable because it is 100% transparent. When you change the IP, there is no change on the network side. If you can't and want to try to reach an IP, you can reach the server IP. There are many other advanced security features in it. The smallest appliances of Imperva can handle the highest traffic at a customer site. For example, a smaller appliance from Imperva can provide you the same security as an F5 product."

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"The most valuable feature is the reporting, which is compliant with international standards.""The entire solution is interactive and has a point-and-click user experience, which makes it easy to find items or drill down on information. You don't need specialized skills to use the product.""I would say that it is stable, as I am not aware of any major issues.""It is really accurate and the rate of false positives is very low.""When it is set up properly, it can do scanning on web apps with multiple engines automatically.""The setup is usually straightforward."

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"Their portal is very limited and needs improvement.""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.""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.""Some of the features should be included in the next release is a file integrating monitoring tool. This feature should be improved.""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.""I think that better bot protection is needed in this solution.""The user interface could be better.""They can provide an option to create reports, automatically import the entire report, and create rules again. In a real-life crisis, it would be helpful to be able to import a report and generate security rules from that report. I should be able to create a simple query and import the reports automatically. It can maybe also tell us the format of the report."

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"This price of this solution is a little bit expensive.""The solution is too slow. It could take a full day to scan. Competitors are much faster.""The dashboard and interface are crucial and they need some improvement.""Support response times are slow and can be improved.""AppSpider could improve in the area of integration. They need to add more integration opportunities.""The enterprise interface is too simple. It should be more customizable.""The tech support is responsive but issues remain unresolved.""Integration could be better."

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"Everybody complains about the price of this solution.""The cost of this solution depends on the platform.""The price of this solution is a little bit high compared to competitors.""There are some licenses that you have to buy to use some features. Its price could be better. Price is always important because, at the end of the day, customers have a budget. If you can meet the budget, you can sell, and if you don't, you cannot sell.""There is a license for this solution and we purchase the license annually with no additional fees."

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"It is expensive if you want to buy the Enterprise version that is able to scan multiple applications at once.""The price is pretty fair."

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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: You can have a look to Imperva Cloud WAF, the anti-DDoS mitigation is under 1s and works very well. I observed a lot of DDoS attacks that were well managed (even not seen by the customer) by Imperva… more »
Top Answer: The setup is usually straightforward.
Top Answer: Integration could be better. For example, while doing the scanning, using the recording username and passwords, there are issues. Also, they could integrate CSED into the product which would benefit… more »
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Overview

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.

SPAs, APIs, mobile—the evolution of application technology is measured in months, not years. Is your web application security testing tool designed to keep up? AppSpider lets you collect all the information needed to test all the apps so that you aren’t left with gaping application risks.

Our dynamic application security testing (DAST) solution crawls to the deepest, darkest corners of even the most modern and complex apps to effectively test for risk and get you the insight you need to remediate faster. With AppSpider on your side (or, rather, all of your sides), you’ll be able to scan all the apps today and always be ready for whatever comes next.

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BlueCross BlueShield, eHarmony, EMF Broadcasting, GE Healthcare, Metro Bank, The Motley Fool, Siemens
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Comms Service Provider24%
Financial Services Firm9%
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Imperva Web Application Firewall is ranked 5th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 11 reviews while Rapid7 AppSpider is ranked 18th in Application Security Testing (AST) with 6 reviews. Imperva Web Application Firewall is rated 9.0, while Rapid7 AppSpider is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Imperva Web Application Firewall writes "Useful out-of-the-box threat protection, not too complex, and has good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rapid7 AppSpider writes "Scan web applications for vulnerabilities and automate testing with various engines". Imperva Web Application Firewall is most compared with AWS WAF, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Imperva Incapsula, Fortinet FortiWeb and Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, whereas Rapid7 AppSpider is most compared with Rapid7 InsightAppSec, OWASP Zap, Acunetix by Invicti, Checkmarx and F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM).

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