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Score 8.6 out of 100
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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

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

F5 Advanced Firewall Manager is good for large organizations that need to have a consistent experience for all end users. Might be a little much in the terms of complexity for smaller organizations. Either way, it provides a strong solution that meets the needs of both the IT security group and the end-user.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

AWS WAF
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
9.0
Identification Technologies
AWS WAF
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
7.0
Visualization Tools
AWS WAF
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
8.0
Content Inspection
AWS WAF
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
9.0
Policy-based Controls
AWS WAF
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
9.0
Active Directory and LDAP
AWS WAF
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
10.0
Firewall Management Console
AWS WAF
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
10.0
Reporting and Logging
AWS WAF
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
9.0
VPN
AWS WAF
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
10.0
High Availability
AWS WAF
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
9.0
Stateful Inspection
AWS WAF
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
8.0
Proxy Server
AWS WAF
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
10.0

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

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

  • 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

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

  • If unsure, can be overly cautious.
  • There are few changes the end user can make.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

AWS WAF

AWS WAF 9.3
Based on 4 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

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager 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

Amazon's support was better for us in the end. Implementation was also easier as we're using other Amazon services currently.
Tony Ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is a bit easier to initially set up than F5 Advanced Firewall Manager but not as robust in its ability to manage different devices with different profiles. Different machines need different access and F5 Advanced Firewall Manager is better at allowing flexibility in identifying different devices and managing what they can access.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AWS WAF

  • The overall security of the web application increased effectively after deploying AWS WAF
  • No negative impacts were seen in the business
  • The developers were more confident in the overall security model of the web application being developed and it was easy to integrate WAF into the existing system as the application was also using AWS platform
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

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

Pricing Details

AWS WAF

General

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

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

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

General

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

BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AWS WAF
8.8
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
9.0

Usability

AWS WAF
9.0
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager

Support Rating

AWS WAF
9.3
BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager
9.0

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