F5 Advanced WAF Primary Use Case

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.

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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.  

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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.

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Solution Architect at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

We are using it to secure a few applications for our customers. 

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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.

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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.

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Security team leader at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees

We have several websites that are exposed to external users. We have a website for interaction with supply chain customers. We also have a website that gives access to CRM functionality to allow our customers to open tickets and disputes. F5 WAF is at the front for security and attack mitigation. It ensures that users are able to access only allowed pages.

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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.

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Information Security Coordinator at a non-tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees

We have many types of service, provided by the company.

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Key account manager

I was working in sales. We would provide more corporate products. I am not implementing or deploying this solution. I would sell it for projects in the enterprise direction, but it was mostly for financial institutions and some government companies.

It usually used for e-commerce and financial services. Products that banks provide to their customers. It also offers protection of the services.

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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. 

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