Compare NGINX Web Application Firewall vs. Symantec Web Application Firewall

NGINX Web Application Firewall is ranked 16th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 3 reviews while Symantec Web Application Firewall is ranked 19th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 2 reviews. NGINX Web Application Firewall is rated 8.0, while Symantec Web Application Firewall is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of NGINX Web Application Firewall writes "A stable system with good security and load balancing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Web Application Firewall writes "Straightforward setup but the whole Web Security Gateway can be better". NGINX Web Application Firewall is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, AWS WAF and Fortinet FortiWeb, whereas Symantec Web Application Firewall is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 BIG-IP and NGINX Web Application Firewall. See our NGINX Web Application Firewall vs. Symantec Web Application Firewall report.
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Pros
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.The most valuable feature is that I can establish different services from the firewall.It is a very good tool for load balancing.

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The setup was straightforward.The interface is user-friendly.

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Cons
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.The configuration needs to be more flexible because it is difficult to do things that are outside of the ordinary.

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I'm not convinced that it's necessary the best solution going forward in the future.It would be an improvement if the management dashboards were not reliant upon Java.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The licensing fees for this solution are pretty expensive for what it does, but there is no alternative.

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Overview

Even when you understand security, it is difficult to create secure applications, especially when working under the pressures so common in today’s enterprise. The NGINX Web Application Firewall (WAF) protects applications against sophisticated Layer 7 attacks that might otherwise lead to systems being taken over by attackers, loss of sensitive data, and downtime. The NGINX WAF is based on the widely used ModSecurity open source software.

The Symantec Web Application Firewall (WAF) enables you to secure and accelerate your web applications.

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