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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Application Servers

    AWS WAF

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    WebSphere Application Server

    86%
    WebSphere Application Server ranks higher in 6/6 features

    IDE support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    9 Ratings

    Security management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    14 Ratings

    Administration and management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    14 Ratings

    Application server performance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    14 Ratings

    Installation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    13 Ratings

    Open-source standards compliance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    9 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • AWS WAF is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating
    • AWS WAF and WebSphere Application Server are tied in 1 area: Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.4

    AWS WAF

    94%
    7 Ratings
    7.7

    WebSphere Application Server

    77%
    16 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    AWS WAF

    90%
    1 Rating
    7.5

    WebSphere Application Server

    75%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    AWS WAF

    90%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    WebSphere Application Server

    90%
    4 Ratings

    Performance

    AWS WAF

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    WebSphere Application Server

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.1

    AWS WAF

    91%
    3 Ratings
    8.7

    WebSphere Application Server

    87%
    5 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

    WebSphere Application Server

    Large scale apps, EJB applications, Enterprise suite apps are where WebSphere Application Server will be most suited. Apps which need large volume and complex memory management also opt for WebSphere Application Server over Jboss.Small scale web services and REST where highly scalable server is not needed, WebSphere Application Server falls back. Simple servers like Tomcat and Jboss take the edge for small apps.
    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

    WebSphere Application Server

    • It works out of the box. Its basic functionality is all there and everything works with no adjustments.
    • The functionality is there for fine tuning, to allow applications to be easier to access and quicker with some tweaks, but again, these aren't necessary for basic running.
    Ben Williams | 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

    WebSphere Application Server

    • Ease of use in terms of deployment, give simple interface to do simple stuff like Tomcat, JBoss or GlassFish.
    • Takes long time to start the server.
    • The Liferay wars need to be decorated and then deployed. Perhaps we could simplify that.
    • Some of the concepts are good for complexity that WAS can handle but could be simplified and better documented, like concepts of well and profile, context, etc.
    • A Liferay war file created using Liferay Developer studio runs fine in Tomcat, however that may not run in WAS 7.x because it needs to be decorated. I had one war for a Liferay portlet with a simple cron job, and had hard time running to WAS server. It was running on the latest free download done on my friends m/c. Other times I have seen that there are issues running a war file that runs on Tomcat but runs on WAS after lot of customization for WAS.
    • The corporations like this however, the product may need better vibrant community of users where issues can be discussed.
    Manoj Prasad | 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

    WebSphere Application Server

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $88.5 per month

    WebSphere Application Server Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Application Server$88.501
    1. per month
    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

    WebSphere Application Server

    WebSphere Application Server 7.5
    Based on 2 answers
    When you have a 99.9% uptime, what else can you say? It deserves a 10.
    Orazio Ray Pensabene | 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

    WebSphere Application Server

    WebSphere Application Server 9.0
    Based on 4 answers
    WebSphere Application Server is used across our organization. Most projects use this for Java products and applications. Being robust and scalable makes it even more usable. We love using WebSphere Application Server due to its configuration management ability made simple and vast across all java related parameters. It is dependent on the features and upgrades and IBM releases some great upgrades to WebSphere Application Server.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    AWS WAF

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    WebSphere Application Server

    WebSphere Application Server 8.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Deploys fairly quick enough and like the roll-out update feature decreasing the downtime and also plays well with other integration tools as well.
    Dinesh P | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    WebSphere Application Server

    WebSphere Application Server 8.7
    Based on 5 answers
    IBM was quick to respond when we had an issue with our specific infrastructure. We raised a PMR, which they picked up quickly and updated us about every step of the way. We had an appropriate fix for quite a business critical issue within a fortnight, which was impressive!
    Ben Williams | 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

    WebSphere Application Server

    WAS is an IBM product and gels with IBM database product. So, we have decided to go with IBM WAS. WAS supports more data sources than Oracle web logic. So, ideally it can be used with multiple databases.
    Rajesh Chandramohan | 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

    WebSphere Application Server

    • Websphere Application Server maintain high availability of web applications.
    • It's highly scalable and we can configure the servers in production environment with ease.
    • With very less concerns Websphere Application Server provides full Customer satisfaction.
    • Easy integration with other components and widely used in web deployments and central integrated console for all the application is available.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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