F5 Advanced WAF Pros and Cons

F5 Advanced WAF Pros

Jamshaid Dayar
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
In terms of F5 Advanced WAF's most valuable features, I would definitely say its stability. F5 is one the most stable products. Either as the load balancer or the web application firewall, it is very stable.
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reviewer1374657
Executive Director IT Security at a printing company with 501-1,000 employees
There is no need to worry about updating signatures because WAF will automatically update the signatures for you.
The support experience is better than average.
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Georges Samaha
Security Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Feature-wise, they are always cutting edge and up-to-date. Many features aren't available via competitors. There's always a lot of enhanced critical features that just aren't available through anyone else, or, if they are, are too lightweight.
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reviewer1139526
Technical Team Leader at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
This solution is an enterprise-class firewall that provides both load-balancing and security.
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reviewer1046964
IT Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
I definitely recommend this solution because of the time you save on analysis.
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reviewer898881
Security Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is artificial intelligence and to get extra internal access.
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reviewer1057971
Senior Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
With F5 Advanced WAF, it was protection for online publications and for our customers that caused us to choose the platform.
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reviewer1394661
Senior Technical Specialist | Cloud Platforms at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
I like all of the features, but the main one is the attack signatures.
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Reza Torabi
Senior Network Engineer at PECCO
The initial setup was was easy to install.
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Shiran Cohen
Cyber & Security Application Delivery Expert at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
The best solution for WAF.
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F5 Advanced WAF Cons

Jamshaid Dayar
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I would say their graphical interface, the GUI. I don't like the GUI as much as before.
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reviewer1374657
Executive Director IT Security at a printing company with 501-1,000 employees
The contextual-based component needs a lot of help to catch up with the next-gen products.
There is a learning curve that extends the time of implementation.
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Georges Samaha
Security Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We usually use a third-party tool for logging and reporting. It would be nice if we could do that right on this solution. They have one, but it's not very stable. Logging and reporting effectively would be a big enhancement.
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reviewer1139526
Technical Team Leader at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
This solution can be made more user-friendly.
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reviewer1046964
IT Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
One thing that can be improved, is to increase the quantity over predefine policy.
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reviewer898881
Security Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
The administrator's user interface and some of the settings can sometimes be very complicated to understand.
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reviewer1057971
Senior Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
F5 Advanced WAF needs better integration within the application, like remote dashboards.
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reviewer1394661
Senior Technical Specialist | Cloud Platforms at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The BIG-IQ is supposed to centralize the management for all of the boxes but it's not very effective.
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Reza Torabi
Senior Network Engineer at PECCO
People who want to work with the device have to be pro in Linux
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Shiran Cohen
Cyber & Security Application Delivery Expert at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
I think the deployment templates can be better.
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Learn what your peers think about F5 Advanced WAF. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
442,194 professionals have used our research since 2012.