Microsoft Azure Application Gateway Competitors and Alternatives

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Vinamra Singhai
Principal Engineer at Nineleaps Technology
Real User
Top 20
Aug 9, 2020
Use this product to make it possible to deploy web applications securely

What is our primary use case?

There are two things that we primarily use AWS WAF (Amazon Web Services Web Application Firewall) for. One use is within the company. Within the company, the intended use is to deploy our applications. It is like working with the cloud. We can start an application in S3 (Simple Storage Service), and use profiles for access to data. The other use is that most of our clients use a similar infrastructure. They are either using AWS, Azure or maybe Google Cloud Platform (GCP). We deploy this solution for them. Both uses are different. One is for the cloud solutions like AWS, Azure and GCP, and one… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "This product supplies options for web security for applications accessing sensitive information."
  • "The technical support does not respond to bugs in the coding of the product."

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate this product as a seven or an eight. I do not like to give it a solid rating as of now because we are still in the process of implementing it. Once we have completed the implementation, we will be able to give you a proper answer. As recent as two weeks we were still considering ManageEngine, but we did finally decide in our comparisons that it cannot provide all of the features that we are looking for.
reviewer1365102
IT Manager at a transportation company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
Jul 6, 2020
Intuitive interface and can be used practically with any application in the backend

What is our primary use case?

I used it as a front end to an RDS Farm. Its load-balancing port 80 and port 443 to multiple RDS Gateways. It's deployed as a virtual appliance on an on-prem virtual machine hosted on the Hyper-V server. Kemp LoadMaster is used by more than 1,000 internal users on a daily bases to access the application system at the back end. It's not exposed to the internet, it's used only from internal users inside the corporate LAN. We have daily VM backups setup as well as application backups from inside KEMP.

Pros and Cons

  • "I like that this is a Network Load Balancer that can be used practically with any application in the backend. They have how-to guides on how to set up Kemp NLB with Exchange, but you can use it as well for Sharepoint, RDS, or any other back end server."
  • "The product is really good as-is out of the box. If there is one thing I would change is to have the license file not be coupled with the MAC address of the device. This is actually not really useful in a virtual environment where if you have a single VM with KEMP LoadMaster and you have not set up static MAC Address, if you, for example, recreate the VM and just load the disk file on a new VM it will get new MAC address and the NLB will not work as it will not see a proper license."

What other advice do I have?

Its a nice and easy NLB to set up and operate on a day to day basis. I highly recommend it.
reviewer1399293
Principal Architect at a mining and metals company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Aug 12, 2020
A SaaS solution that is API configurable and a convenient part of a suite but needs updating of core rules

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use is as a SaaS-based firewall solution for web applications.

Pros and Cons

  • "It is configurable via API."
  • "It is a SaaS solution unlike much of the competition."
  • "The ModSecurity core rules need to be updated."

What other advice do I have?

My advice to people who are considering Cloudflare WAF is to check service limits of other providers. Cloudflare does not really have a lot of service limits and that makes a difference. Also, look at the pricing and the pricing models carefully as other products seem to me to become more complicated as your demand scales. It is more straightforward with Cloudflare — or at least it seems to be in comparison to other providers.
reviewer1263516
Technical Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Jan 22, 2020
Provides good performance for our virtual apps and desktops

What is our primary use case?

We are using NetScaler VPX as a gateway for our virtual applications and desktops.

Pros and Cons

  • "This solution increases the backend network service performance, which is one of the things that we like the most."
  • "Some of our customers have questioned the security of this solution lately, wondering whether it is safe or not, so enhancements in this respect would be good."

What other advice do I have?

This is definitely a solution that I recommend. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
reviewer890211
Consultant at a consultancy
Consultant
Oct 24, 2019
Good feature set and is simple to deploy

What is our primary use case?

It's a load balancer for our front end application. We use the on-prem deployment model.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable aspect of this solution is that it is simple to deploy. The deployment took us ten minutes."
  • "In terms of what needs improvement, the price could be lowered. We've tried to deploy more of them but our purchasing department has said that they're way too expensive and they would prefer to use something else."

What other advice do I have?

I really like this solution. I would rate it a nine out of ten. My advice to someone implementing this solution would be to use a Terraform to deploy to make it as automatic as possible.
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