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"We chose this solution in the first place because it has access to Layer 7. I can control the requests and the content, which I can access on my network if I want to even if it's forbidden access to other external resources. If I want to monitor, for example, traffic, and apply this rule on Layer 7, I can do so. This was our main goal when implementing this application. We wanted to take advantage of the Gateway capabilities.""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."

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"I think installation only took a couple of minutes — no more than 10 minutes."

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"The pricing of the solution is a bit high. The solution should offer different pricing systems.""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."

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"The scaling should be built into the software rather than configured from an outside source."

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"It is not expensive."

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"Compared to other similar solutions on the market, I think it's over-priced."

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Top Answer: This is a SaaS product, so it is always up to date.
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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 Plus is the all‑in‑one application delivery platform for the modern web.

NGINX is the world’s most popular open source web server and load balancer for high‑traffic sites, powering over 200 million properties.

NGINX Plus adds enterprise-ready features for HTTP, TCP, and UDP load balancing, such as session persistencehealth checksadvanced monitoring, and management to give you the freedom to innovate without being constrained by infrastructure.

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Sample Customers
Lilly, AccuWeather, AIRFRANCE, Honeywell, Locaweb, AppNexus, Wix, Reliam, Montana Interactive, MuleSoft, Warpwire, Discovery Education, InkaBinka, WordPress.com, Gogo, GOV.UK, NASA
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government5%
Media Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm7%
Media Company5%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise64%
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Small Business86%
Large Enterprise14%
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Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is ranked 5th in Application Delivery Controllers with 9 reviews while NGINX Plus is ranked 7th in Application Delivery Controllers with 1 review. Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is rated 7.6, while NGINX Plus 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 Plus writes "A reliable solution for load balancing, cluster production and more". Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is most compared with AWS WAF, F5 BIG-IP, HAProxy, F5 Advanced WAF and Fortinet FortiWeb, whereas NGINX Plus is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, HAProxy, IIS, Citrix ADC and Kemp LoadMaster.

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