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What needs improvement with NGINX Web Application Firewall?


Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with NGINX Web Application Firewall.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The solution does well when there's low throughput but when we go for any high throughput, it's always a challenge. I'm expecting the next version to have a better high throughput. I also find that the bug fix rate is pretty slow. I would like to see some more tools and to have some more automation capabilities in the next release, because right now the exposure of the API in NGINX is pretty limited. So I would like to see more of that as well as robustness in the scaling of the solution.

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Top 10LeaderboardReal User

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.

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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 from the dashboard.

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LeaderboardReal User

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 was easy to set up because they know that their understanding of the machine that they are going to set it up and take care of everything else.

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