Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall Reviews

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Omar Sánchez (Mr.Tech)
Consultant
Information Security Advisor, CISO & CIO, Docutek Services at Docutek Services
Oct 07 2018

What is most valuable?

It has threat intelligence and we are using Incapsula. With threat intelligence, we can separate HTTP and HTTPS traffic. We can use Incapsula to send all the threat… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have a co-location that we do with our QA and Dev and our pre-production environment. We do everything there. We built it for the production environment so we deploy… more»

What needs improvement?

There could be some limitations rom the converged infrastructure perspective: when you want to converge with everything and you want Imperva to get there easily, because… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Make sure you understand the way that Imperva charges. It's very affordable. However, I would like to see a package with the Virtual Patching included. You get to do… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used Fortigate. We switched because it's not a WAF. When you have a WAF, you want that WAF to do all kinds of configurations, to promote the firewall, to work the way… more»

What other advice do I have?

I think it's perfect. It's a very good application. When you do large-scale deployment you want to protect your physical web application with Imperva, trust me. It gives… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We had F5, Akamai, Fortinet, Barracuda. We may have looked at Juniper as well, I don't remember. Not too many companies have a WAF. Not all the firewall companies are WAF… more»
JohnTamakloe
Real User
Solutions Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Aug 15 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the out-of-the-box detection engine. It has the ability to detect some of these things without being configured. There are some features that are configured by default, so even without doing much, it can still… more»

What needs improvement?

The visibility provided by this solution can be improved. I often tell my customers that "You can't fight what you can't see". I can recall a time when I did a presentation after a deployment, and it prompted them to put the solution into… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Everybody complains about the price of this solution.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have used other solutions, but I usually follow the Gartner reports and their suggestions. My previous solution had not been doing too well. Also, as I became more familiar with this solution, it became easier for me to identify issues. I… more»

What other advice do I have?

This is a security device, and it is used almost every day. It is not just used when there is an issue. Based on what the dashboard or the reports say, you can change policies to meet your security requirements or business needs. Based on… more»
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Roi-Nahari
Real User
CTO - Consulting Services at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Sep 30 2019

What is most valuable?

This product has a logical perspective of negative and positive security. Negative meaning all of the blacklisted websites, and the positive is the profiling of the website itself. Impera can see and activate the policy, based on what it… more»

What needs improvement?

When you want to move to a higher version of the platform, it is not in the GUI and not very easy to do. I expect that this will be available in the next version. I think that better bot protection is needed in this solution. Bot protection… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The cost of this solution depends on the platform. For example, you may be buying virtual or you may be buying appliances. It also depends on the number of environments and the bandwidth that is required.

What other advice do I have?

Overall, Imperva is a pretty good product. I am working with the development team for Imperva in Israel, and I have submitted some feature requests for things that I think should be changed. Everything that should be fixed, we have a… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Compared to other web application firewalls in the market, Imperva does things in the most accurate way.
George Ondego
Real User
Manager, IS Security & Infrastructure at Fintech Kenya Limited
Aug 13 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is web application security. This is a user-friendly solution. This solution has good performance ratings.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has helped in securing our clients' assets, which is key. It mitigates all of the availabilities of risks around web applications.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more support available for this product online. Some customers find this to be a real limitation. The virtual processing could be improved. Their portal is very limited and needs improvement.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We previously used Fortinet, but this solution has better performance ratings.

What other advice do I have?

This is a solution that I highly recommend. The biggest lesson that I have learned from this solution is that Imperva is not a one-house solution. They create a specialized solution, and that comes with a lot of value. I would rate this… more»
Tesfa Alazar
Reseller
Chief Information Security Consultant at V-Tech
Sep 24 2019

What is most valuable?

Data masking is the most valuable feature of this solution.

What needs improvement?

Most of the clients are new to this solution and don't have an in-depth knowledge of the solution. It's not so well-known in Ethiopia. Imperva has only been around for a year. Licensing should be improved. Most of the clients aren't happy. It's expensive. Some of the features should be included in the next release is a file integrating monitoring tool. This feature should be improved. Also, it… more»

What other advice do I have?

The company has to deeply work on it. Also, with regard to support for the distributor, distributors have a big problem. We got the wrong consigning. It was kept for more than three months in a customs warehouse because of the issue of the problems on the distributor side. That is a big problem. I would rate it an eight out of ten. Imperva is good because it doesn't also only monitor but it also… more»
Natalia Venegas
Reseller
Specialist Engineer at Entel Networks S.A
Jul 11 2019

What do you think of Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall?

What is our primary use case?

The primary use was to cover the database. Imperva we recognized on the market as the best solution for techs on databases. The banks here in Chile always ask for these types of solutions.

What is most valuable?

The compliance is the most valuable aspect.

What needs improvement?

I just need it to be a stable and normal version. I'd want to hear about the new features to see which I would need.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for 2 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I find this solution stable. We have 2,000 users in financial services.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

How was the initial setup?

The setup initially was simple,…
OluwoleOlajide
Real User
Cloud Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Sep 23 2019

What is most valuable?

Data marking is the solution's most valuable feature.

What needs improvement?

The firewall aspect of the solution needs improvement. The GUI is not as intuitive enough. It should be more user-friendly, especially for end-users. The initial setup could be simplified. Every time you have to install the solution you have to get in touch with support or somebody that can to do that for you.

What other advice do I have?

I handle the on-premises deployment model. We have the latest version of the solution. We also sell the product. I would rate the solution nine out of ten.
Real User
Head of IT at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Sep 27 2019

What is most valuable?

The dynamic profiling of websites is the solution's most valuable feature. The security is also good.

What needs improvement?

It would be useful if the solution used more intelligence in attack protection. For example, firewalls are to be dependent on the configuration, but if they could have some data science around it the solution would be even better. The profiling of the traffic, and making decisions surrounding that should be intelligence-based, instead of being based on the configuration of the firewall itself.

What other advice do I have?

We are an integration company, so we are providing this as a solution to other customers. They're mostly enterprise-level clients. I would recommend the solution. I'd rate it eight out of ten.
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What is Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall?

Web application attacks deny services and steal sensitive data. Imperva Web Application Firewall (WAF) analyzes and inspects requests coming in to applications and stops these attacks.

Protect your applications in the cloud and on-premises with the same set of security policies and management capabilities. Safely migrate apps while maintaining full protection.

Deploy Imperva WAF on-premises, in AWS and Azure, or as a cloud service itself. Easily meet the specific security and service level requirements of individual applications.

Imperva WAF protects against the most critical web application security risks: SQL injection, cross-site scripting, illegal resource access, remote file inclusion, and other OWASP Top 10 and Automated Top 20 threats. Imperva security researchers continually monitor the threat landscape and update Imperva WAF with the latest threat data.

Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall customers

BlueCross BlueShield, eHarmony, EMF Broadcasting, GE Healthcare, Metro Bank, The Motley Fool, Siemens

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