F5 Advanced WAF Primary Use Case

Jamshaid Dayar
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
There is the Simple WAF and the Advanced WAF. We are currently working on the Advanced WAF, but previously, before the Advanced WAF came out, we were just using the Simple WAF. We use the on-prem version because the cloud solution is not that popular here. I have a customer here who has multiple applications dealing with the day to day operations. We have deployed the application firewall in the network and most of their web traffic from outside of their network comes into that WAF. This includes the email application Outlook and their own in-house application tools deployed that they use to sell their merchandise. They have a feature where you can transfer money to the other user based on their mobile phone number. So these web applications and in-house tools are the most used applications in their network. View full review »
reviewer1374657
Executive Director IT Security at a printing company with 501-1,000 employees
What a WAF is happens to be exactly what we are using F5 WAF for: a firewall for our web applications. It is a totally customizable solution. You have our signature-based rule sets and then we can customize to our heart's content depending on what our application can and can not do or what we are trying to protect against. So we are using this for anything that is internet-facing. We are applying the WAF there and we are putting it in block mode wherever possible. View full review »
Georges Samaha
Security Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We primarily use the solution to protect web and API applications. You can choose either web classic or API to protect against different types of attacks. View full review »
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reviewer1139526
Technical Team Leader at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We are a system integrator and we design solutions for our customers. We provide all kinds of networking solutions, as well as security, and we are sometimes responsible for the integration as well. We are partners with F5 and this is one of the solutions that we provide to our clients. Our customers are organizations, including government departments, who use their firewall for load-balancing purposes. However, for some time now, they have wanted to add an additional layer of security, which is why they implement this solution. We normally propose the on-premises deployment model to our customers. View full review »
reviewer1046964
IT Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
We use this program 24/7 as a firewall to block malicious requests. We update regularly. View full review »
reviewer898881
Security Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
We use the F5 Web Application firewall to protect our corporate web server. The security of our web is our absolute highest priority. View full review »
reviewer1057971
Senior Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We use F5 Advanced WAF to protect some of our web applications and web services. We use F5 Advanced WAF as a web application firewall in production. Our clients are liable for the security of applications on the internet because they are in the banking services sector. View full review »
reviewer1394661
Senior Technical Specialist | Cloud Platforms at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
F5 is a web application firewall and load balancer. The primary use case of this solution is for data protection and security. View full review »
Reza Torabi
Senior Network Engineer at PECCO
We are a PPS payment providing services company in banking, so, we are using it for that. We are banking company and we are using it as a web application firewall. View full review »
reviewer1334088
Head of IT Security at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
I worked with the solution before starting at this new company and I'm now implementing it in my new job. I'm head of security at our company and we are a customer of NGINX Web Application Firewall. View full review »
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