Imperva Incapsula Competitors and Alternatives
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Co-Founder and CTO at Cyber-CP Ltd
Sep 28, 2020
It is flexible and lets you easily apply policies, but it needs to support more PoPs
What is our primary use case?We are using this product for a major airline whose traffic is routed via F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall. All B2C sites are behind F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall. The data part is basically to Akamai for CDNs and to F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall for WAF capability. The resources are hosted on AWS or Azure. For parameters, we have another F5 AWAS module, which intercepts the traffic once it is inside the cloud parameters, and then the data goes to the backend application pool. Every B2C traffic gets inspected on F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall. Every HTTP profile… more »
Pros and Cons
- "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."
- "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."
What other advice do I have?You should know what you're actually blocking. A lot of customers move to WAF or AWAF because they were told to do that, but they need to identify what they're actually looking to inspect. For example, one of the clients I worked with did not understand the differences in capabilities between a next-generation firewall and a WAF. When I say WAF, I am talking about AWAF, not the previous generation WAF. No one considers that anymore. People who try to put WAF and think that they are secure are not really secure. There is still a fine grain of security that you need on a next-generation…
The user-friendly dashboard saves me time and the technical support is excellent
What is our primary use case?Our primary use case for Reblaze is for WAF, DDOS prevention, and bot management. I had various deployments and therefore I have various usages.
Pros and Cons
- "The feature I find most valuable is the user-friendly dashboard. It is easy to understand how everything works and it allows you to make decisions quickly and efficiently."
- "Up to now the only cons I could find is sometimes getting change management back on track, because it's a company that evolves, and sometimes I don't have the same needs that they have. But besides that, up until now, I am really pleased with their service and I've also recommended them to some of my clients."
What other advice do I have?I rate this solution eight out of ten. I will never, never recommend any company to use any specific solution. I will always tell them to choose what is best for them, but I will give them my opinion on which programs I value. I always say which program I prefer but I will never say that it is the only solution because it will present me as biased and not a trusted advisor. I prefer to say what I like about the program, and then the person can choose what works best for him.
Chief Technology Officer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real UserTop 5
Jan 29, 2020
A stable system with good security and load balancing
What is our primary use case?We use WAF as part of our security solution, protecting applications such as internet banking. It is used both as a web application firewall and for load balancing.
Pros and Cons
- "The most valuable feature is that I can establish different services from the firewall."
- "The configuration needs to be more flexible because it is difficult to do things that are outside of the ordinary."
What other advice do I have?My advice for anybody who is implementing this solution is to plan well. You have to make sure that you plan ahead and know what it is that you want to achieve, then gather all of the relevant information. Otherwise, if you start to configure it and then find out that you don't have the right application server, or the right policy, or the proper certificate to install and configure it, then the installation will be very long. On the other hand, if the plan is very good and you have all of the details in advance, along with the right people to test it, then it should be straightforward. I…
Especialista en Informática at a maritime company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real UserTop 5
Nov 25, 2020
Stable with good security and a fairly straightforward setup
What is our primary use case?The solution is our WAF for Azure. It is for operation for Transit CAS applications.
Pros and Cons
- "The initial setup is pretty straightforward, especially if you enlist assistance."
- "We've had some blocks of the application and some false positives."
What other advice do I have?We're just a transportation company. We're a customer. We don't have a business relationship with Barracuda. I recommend the solution to other organizations for protecting applications specifically in Azure. Overall, I would rate the solution at a nine out of ten.
IT Service Delivery Manager at Consys.it
Real UserTop 20
Aug 19, 2019
Blocks various attacks and mitigates disasters from occurring
What is our primary use case?We use the on-prem model of this solution. Our primary use case is to protect our software with a firewall.
Pros and Cons
- "It blocks various attacks and mitigates disasters from occurring."
- "We needed to protect the database but the solution didn't offer a certain feature to do so."