Imperva Web Application Firewall Competitors and Alternatives

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OLUWASEGUN ADERIBIGBE
Manager - IT Security at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
Mar 14, 2020
Stops web attacks from denying services and endangering the security of sensitive data

What is our primary use case?

Incapsula was acquired by Imperva. We had a need to provide a solution for our clients and the Incapsula solution and Cloud WAF (Web Application Firewall) allowed us to have people subscribe to Incapsula as a service. It was easy to work with because we would just put in the hostname and the IP address of the websites in Incapsula's DNS. When the DNS is resolved it first passes through Incapsula and makes a stops in the Cloud WAF before it sends the website itself. Customers can trust it because the traffic going to the customer passes through Incapsula's cloud service. So if there is an… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "It is an effective threat mitigation tool."
  • "The technical support is excellent."
  • "Imperva should have more points of presence in Africa."

What other advice do I have?

I am not an expert in every solution of this type, but I have a pretty good idea of what makes them work as a good solution based on customer needs. I do not do the implementation because I am more in a position of doing pre-sales and consultancy. I would highly recommend Imperva Incapsula especially for customers who want extra security for their web presence. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate the Incapsula product overall as a nine-out-of-ten.
AmirIlany
Chief Technology Officer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 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…
reviewer1381656
Especialista en Informática at a maritime company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 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.
Giorgi Sakhokia
Information Security Officer at State Audit Office
Real User
Top 5
Dec 15, 2020
Flexible, easy to learn and configure, and has almost everything that a web application firewall needs

What is our primary use case?

We have been testing FortiWeb in our environment. We have it on virtual machines. We used it to block requests from some geographical locations or certain countries. It is very important for us because many attack attempts, logs, and events were generated from those geographical locations. Our country has some political difficulties in the region with other countries.

Pros and Cons

  • "It is a good product. We have just blocked everything coming from some geographical locations or certain countries, and it has been working very efficiently when I look at logs, events, and incidents generated from the system. It is generating very good analytic reports about it. This is the most valuable thing about this solution. It has load balancing and almost everything that a web application firewall needs. It is very flexible and easy to learn and configure. It can be easily learned and configured by using the information available on different channels such as YouTube."
  • "When we look at the incident reports in the dashboard, they are available for a maximum duration of 24 hours. They should provide more time for the analysis and increase the duration of the availability of these reports. Currently, it gives the options for 5 minutes, 1 hour, and 24 hours. It would be excellent if there are more options for a longer time period. It may be configurable, but I don't know how to do it."

What other advice do I have?

We like the product, but we haven't yet decided to purchase it because we don't have the budget for now. We will express our preferences towards FortiWeb to our top management, and it will be decided by them. We will suggest to them that it is a good product. I would rate Fortinet FortiWeb a nine out of ten.
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