F5 Advanced WAF Valuable Features

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 of the most stable products. Either as the load balancer or the web application firewall, it is very stable. Additionally, the method it uses to block attacks and the logging and support are very good. You can see anything you want in the logging and reporting section of the device, it is very detailed. These are two valuable features from F5. View full review »
reviewer1374657
Executive Director IT Security at a printing company with 501-1,000 employees
The features I think are the most valuable starts with the IP intelligence component. That is separately licensed and it is definitely one component that we have made heavy use of. Geo-blocking is another — which can be done without a WAF because you do not necessarily need a WAF to do it — but the F5 WAF has those capabilities. The signature-based controls that F5 has are another one of the heavier-used components that Advanced WAF has. We do not have to worry about updating signatures, et cetera. WAF will automatically update the signatures for us. I think that is a nice feature. Those are the biggest things that we are making use of month-to-month. View full review »
Georges Samaha
Security Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
There are two main features that we love on F5. The first is the hardware itself. It's extremely stable and reliable. We never face any issues with it and performance is never affected. The second is the features on offer. 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. They're the leaders in the space. View full review »
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Priyesh MP
Solution Architect at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
The valuable features vary from customers to customers. Some customers are okay with the basic features of the WAF, and some customers use advanced WAF with a few other features. View full review »
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. Once it's deployed, it works smoothly and without issue. View full review »
reviewer1046964
IT Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
The features I find most valuable is the behavior analysis and the additional subscription for global threats. It's an additional feature, which I haven't seen in another solution. I also like the DDos protection behavior too, because some DDos are quite a problem and we have problems with it. I am very happy with the interface, the dashboard, and the reports. Whenever I see a malicious request, I can see if I blocked it and then I can decide if I want to accept or decline. I am therefore completely happy with the ability to report and so on. View full review »
reviewer898881
Security Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is network detection intelligence and the ability to get extra internal access. I don't have knowledge about all the functions but, because it is a fully automatic process, the devices scan a lot of traffic. It is automatically set up to protect our web. View full review »
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. It was integrated by our company and not the dealer. View full review »
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. View full review »
Shiran Cohen
Cyber & Security Application Delivery Expert at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
The anti-bot protection has been the most valuable. View full review »
Shiran Cohen
Cyber & Security Application Delivery Expert at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
The anti-bot protection is the solution's most valuable feature. Safe-guard or credential staffing are also useful features. View full review »
Hillary Ugwuanyi
Head IT Infrasrtucture at ActivEdge
The DCI feature is very valuable. The solution is very robust, and I like the setup. With this solution, you can set distinct perimeters that you can monitor. You can go very granular, which makes it possible to set up very specific perimeters that you are then able to secure. View full review »
User54664
User at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
This solution inspects your traffic and based on that, automatically create distinct qualities for you, so you can add this to the policy already created. That's what I like most. View full review »
reviewer1334088
Head of IT Security at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The product is very easy to use and they provide great support. I like the dashboard and reporting. View full review »
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