F5 Silverline Managed Services Pros and Cons

F5 Silverline Managed Services Pros

BK
Co-Founder and CTO at Cyber-CP Ltd
Its flexibility is the most valuable because it is a managed service. The good part is that you don't need to set it up. It just needs DNS routing, which is the easiest thing. Our client had Akamai for certain websites because they were using CDN features. They had NetScaler on the internal zone, F5 AWAFs on the data centers, and no WAF at all in the cloud. One of the main activities of the project was to move all these policies into a single WAF so that we could control and use that as a choke point. That exercise itself was very easy because it was a managed service and F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall does that for you. That's the best thing about F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall. It is easy to apply policies on-premises. If you have AWAF on-premises and you want to replicate some policies on F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall, other than the policies that it applies by itself, it is easy because you have a team that supports it. F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall works perfectly fine. It pretty much does everything that an Advanced WAF on-premises should do.
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Senior System Engineer at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
The most important feature is that they have seven firewall protection, to protect our web servers.
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Senior Security Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
F5 technical support is really good.
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RJ
Security / Network Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Attack prevention is the most valuable feature of this solution.
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RP
Security Engineering & Asset Security - Information Security (ISC) at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is flexibility.
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F5 Silverline Managed Services Cons

BK
Co-Founder and CTO at Cyber-CP Ltd
F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall, being a new product in the market or comparatively related to a new product, currently supports less number of PoPs. They should introduce more PoPs. The current number of PoPs that they have is around 10 or 12, which is still relatively less as compared to 2,400 plus PoPs that Akamai offers. The user latency or the number of hops a user needs before reaching the actual web application is less in Akamai because it has its internal fabric to route the traffic. They need to spin up more data to increase its traffic handling capability. They can also include the bot detection capability, though it is a pretty advanced functionality. If they could include DataDome like functionality, that is, bot prediction, then F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall will be top-notch in the market.
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Senior System Engineer at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
I just hope the price can be cheaper.
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Senior Security Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
In terms of the scalability, this part is always so confusing because they are checking for packet count. Also, after an attack, they said that the throughput must be from gigabits but then I check my bandwidth and it is already done in gigabits. So it is a little bit confusing.
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RJ
Security / Network Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Pricing needs improvement.
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RP
Security Engineering & Asset Security - Information Security (ISC) at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We need to have support for cloud protection, which is not offered by this solution.
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