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AmirIlany
Real User
Chief Technology Officer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Jan 29 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that I can establish different services from the firewall. Using the standard configuration, it is very easy to set up.

What needs improvement?

The configuration needs to be more flexible because it is difficult to do things that are outside of the ordinary. This solution would benefit from having a support portal that can be opened directly… more»

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

The licensing fees for this solution are pretty expensive for what it does, but there is no alternative. The only alternative is Imperva, but that is even more expensive.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Prior to using this solution, we tried open-source pfSense. However, most of my customers went to F5.

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… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There is not much variety when it comes to web application firewalls that are also load-balancing solutions. Imperva is an alternative, although it is more expensive.
Vijay Lalwani
Real User
Manager - Cyber Security (SOC) at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Feb 15 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that there is a link in the system that will help to analyze the security of an application when something abnormal is found.

What needs improvement?

This firewall should support more of the network layers. Profiling capability should be improved. Setting policies and parameters through the UI should be more automated because the process is manual, where we can only edit one rule at a time.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have also used Imperva. The stability and interface are better in the NGINX WAF. For example, it is easier to create new policies. Technical support from NGINX is also more responsive than that of Imperva.

What other advice do I have?

Based on my experience, this solution is better than the other choices on the market. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
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Real User
Platform Engineer at Postman
Oct 18 2018

What is most valuable?

We use NGINX for security headers, and as a proxy. It is also a very good tool for load balancing.

How has it helped my organization?

We use it together with AWS, to manage load balancing, topic migration and AV testing.

What needs improvement?

The contributions I think sometimes take a toll on you like you're going to spend a lot of time on the right contributions. So as a product it is good, but from the development standpoint but if you think about somebody who's not from development background, this won't work. It's not up to speed if you really realize. So the set up process, it's good from a development standpoint. The development… more»

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What is NGINX Web Application Firewall?

Even when you understand security, it is difficult to create secure applications, especially when working under the pressures so common in today’s enterprise. The NGINX Web Application Firewall (WAF) protects applications against sophisticated Layer 7 attacks that might otherwise lead to systems being taken over by attackers, loss of sensitive data, and downtime. The NGINX WAF is based on the widely used ModSecurity open source software.

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NGINX WAF
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