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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    AWS WAF

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

    86%
    F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    2 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • AWS WAF is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.4

    AWS WAF

    94%
    7 Ratings
    9.0

    F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    AWS WAF

    90%
    1 Rating

    F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    AWS WAF

    90%
    1 Rating

    F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.1

    AWS WAF

    91%
    3 Ratings
    9.0

    F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    AWS WAF

    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.
    Hanna Bedoya | TrustRadius Reviewer

    F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

    F5 BIG-IP [Advanced Firewall Manager] is a one box solution for all three of our needs, firewalls, load balancers, and WAF. This is a great tool for [the] security of the servers and services.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    AWS WAF

    • AWS WAF has the most developer-friendly API to create firewall rules.
    • AWS WAF provides OWASP security controls, which reduces developers' burden (i.e., SQL injection and cross-site scripting).
    • AWS WAF has customizable web security rules. The user can even push the rules through the API available, which is the great feature and helped me a lot.
    • It protects applications at layer 7 (HTTP) of the OSI model and not just layer 4 (TCP).
    Saim Jamali | TrustRadius Reviewer

    F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

    • Central management.
    • Strong security.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    AWS WAF

    • 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.
    maría jose gonzalez ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

    F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

    • The GUI icons are very small and Overall UI can use some refreshing
    • The training on the tool is not easily available and mostly involves a high cost
    • The support or third party implementation teams could use some improvement
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    AWS WAF

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $0.6 per 1 million requests

    AWS WAF Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Resource Type - Web ACL$5.001
    Resource Type - Rule$1.001
    Resource Type - Request$0.602
    1. per month (prorated hourly)
    2. per 1 million requests
    Additional Pricing Details

    F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    AWS WAF

    AWS WAF 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Good value for money. Native AWS solution for services
    Igor Zeiger | TrustRadius Reviewer

    F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    AWS WAF

    AWS WAF 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    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.
    Saim Jamali | TrustRadius Reviewer

    F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    AWS WAF

    AWS WAF 9.1
    Based on 3 answers
    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.
    Oscar Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

    F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) 9.0
    Based on 2 answers
    F5 Advanced Firewall Manager has been a solid, strong solution to both keep our systems safe and being seamless for our end users. Most of the time, the end-user is not impacted and does not even know F5 Advanced Firewall Manager is running which is exactly what we are looking for.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    AWS WAF

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

    Both F5 [BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager] and Radware require training as they are not easy to use. But Radware uses some configuration that needs deep learning and proper labs. From an admin's perspective, Configuration and management for F5 [BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager are] less. Also, the cost of implementing F5 [BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager] is lesser than that of Radware Alteon.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    AWS WAF

    • 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.
    Hanna Bedoya | TrustRadius Reviewer

    F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

    • Easy maintenance reduces support hours.
    • Consistent experience reduces user learning curve.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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