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Attribute Ratings

  • AWS WAF is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.3

AWS WAF

93%
8 Ratings
9.1

F5 Advanced WAF

91%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

AWS WAF

90%
1 Rating

F5 Advanced WAF

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.0

AWS WAF

90%
1 Rating

F5 Advanced WAF

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.1

AWS WAF

91%
3 Ratings

F5 Advanced WAF

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon AWS

AWS WAF is highly appropriate to interrupt or prevent cyber attacks because when implementing rules, whether they are specific or centralized, so any application that has these vulnerabilities is protected.
Implementing managed rules creates greater security to protect both API and applications. If implemented along with other AWS tools, the security is much better, so if you want to protect applications against more specific attacks, it is ideal to integrate with Amazon CloudFront, which is a great benefit because it warns when thresholds are exceeded or specific attacks occur. AWS WAF is ideal to avoid common web attacks. For more specific attacks and scenarios, I don't recommend this.
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F5

Ecommerce web facing applications where PCI data may be in use.
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Pros

Amazon AWS

  • DDOs attack prevention
  • Cost saving if you have multiple web applications.
  • One stop solution so no further efforts needed. almost everything can be handle with AWS WAF.
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F5

  • OWASP Top 10 protection
  • Bot protection
  • Great Visibility
  • Detailed Control
  • DDoS L7
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Cons

Amazon AWS

  • The documentation offered is somewhat confusing, so it would be ideal if it were much more direct and precise.
  • Your initial configuration may be confusing, so the best option is to use the rule templates provided by AWS.
  • Its configuration is not unified with AWS, so it must be done separately and it takes some time.
  • The number of rules to be established is somewhat limited.
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F5

  • Easier interface to configure rules and policies
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Pricing Details

AWS WAF

Starting Price

$0.6 per 1 million requests

Editions & Modules

AWS WAF editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Resource Type - Web ACL$5.001
Resource Type - Rule$1.002
Resource Type - Request$0.603

Footnotes

  1. per month (prorated hourly)
  2. per month (prorated hourly)
  3. per 1 million requests

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

F5 Advanced WAF

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

F5 Advanced WAF editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Amazon AWS

    Good value for money. Native AWS solution for services
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    F5

    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Amazon AWS

    The product is highly scalable. It is easy to configure the rules and thereby helps us to mitigate many vulnerabilities. The interface and programming of the firewall provisions were easy to setup. Amazon clearly spent a lot of time figuring this out and perfecting it. It allows users to do customized configurations based on their needs. It provides protection against a number of security issues like XSS, SQL injection, etc. I would definitely recommend this for protecting your infra as you scale, since this basically protects and filters all requests hitting your application server.
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    F5

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Amazon AWS

    If you're intending to use AWS WAF, I would say that you absolutely should sign up for support. AWS Support is excellent and they can help you in a really good way to solve your issues.
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    F5

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Amazon AWS

    We evaluated Imperva, but we were more convinced with AWS WAF because of the better pricing model, ease of deployment as we were already using the AWS platform which helping in ease of integration. The technical support for AWS WAF seemed to be better as they had better understanding of the overall system and architecture of the product, which helped us in getting a problem solved that was encountered while using AWS WAF. The amount of documentation and helpful material available online for AWS WAF made it the first choice for us to select this product over Imperva.
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    F5

    F5 WAF provides much more control and has a lot of features that can be used to protect your applications. You can have granular configuration settings per application and disable attack signatures on very specific scenarios whenever is needed. Also, the logs are very detailed and helpful to analyze the requests.
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    Return on Investment

    Amazon AWS

    • Our applications are less exposed to cyber attacks, which prevents them from getting out of control and consume much more resources than they should.
    • Saved us money by preventing attacks.
    • The traffic control is much more bearable.
    • App development is safer.
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    F5

    • Detects and prevents breaches in our environment
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