NGINX Web Application Firewall Overview

NGINX Web Application Firewall is the #13 ranked solution of our top Web Application Firewalls. It's rated 4.0 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to AWS WAF: NGINX Web Application Firewall vs AWS WAF

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.

NGINX Web Application Firewall is also known as NGINX WAF.

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Platform Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
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Oct 18, 2018
We use it together with AWS, to manage load balancing, topic migration and AV testing.

What is our primary use case?

We generally use NGINX with a combination of docker downstream so we have a container running which exposes multiple boards. And in terms on which we are running NGINX directory maps into the ports. So there is a major use case and sometimes we use it for security headers forwarding.

Pros and Cons

  • It is a very good tool for load balancing.
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