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Pros
"The simplicity of the solution and its ability to integrate easily with others are its most valuable aspects.""This is a SaaS product, so it is always up to date.""Good customization; able to report and take action on alerts.""The solution was very easy to configure. It wasn't hard at all to adjust it to our needs.""Load balancing and web application firewall features are the most valuable.""WAF feature replicates the firewall.""The pricing is quite good.""The solution is easy to set up."

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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
"The pricing of the solution could be improved. Right now, it's a bit expensive.""For the first-time user, it is difficult to understand so the user-interface needs to be improved.""Needs easier integration with the existing SIAM.""The security of the product could be adjusted.""It does not have the flexibility for using public IPs in version 2.""Scalability can be an issue.""The monitoring on the solution could be better.""The configuration is very specific right now and needs to be much more flexible."

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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
"It is not expensive.""Every solution comes with a license and cost. Microsoft provides the license and the total cost is for the maintenance every year."

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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: Some of the key features of this solution are the low-level maintenance required, floating proxy service, and load balancing.
Top Answer: Every solution comes with a license and cost. Microsoft provides the license and the total cost is for the maintenance every year.
Top Answer: One of the challenges we faced was the solution does not support any other PCP protocols apart from HTTP and HTTPS. We had some requirement for load balancing that it did not support SAP, they should… more »
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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8.0
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Also Known As
Azure Application Gateway, MS Azure Application Gateway
NGINX WAF, NGINX Web Application Firewall
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Overview

Azure Application Gateway is a web traffic load balancer that enables you to manage traffic to your web applications. Traditional load balancers operate at the transport layer (OSI layer 4 - TCP and UDP) and route traffic based on source IP address and port, to a destination IP address and port.

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
Lilly, AccuWeather, AIRFRANCE, Honeywell,
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider33%
Financial Services Firm11%
Healthcare Company11%
Government11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider19%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider26%
Media Company6%
Government5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise62%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure Application Gateway vs. NGINX App Protect and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is ranked 2nd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 10 reviews while NGINX App Protect is ranked 12th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 3 reviews. Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is rated 7.4, while NGINX App Protect is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Application Gateway writes "Needs better security and functionality, and requires more intelligence to make it competitive". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NGINX App Protect writes "A stable system with good security and load balancing". Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is most compared with Azure Front Door, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), AWS WAF, Cloudflare and Imperva Web Application Firewall, whereas NGINX App Protect is most compared with AWS WAF, F5 Advanced WAF, Azure Front Door, Fortinet FortiWeb and Cloudflare. See our Microsoft Azure Application Gateway vs. NGINX App Protect report.

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