AWS WAF vs. Imperva CDN

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AWS WAF
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Amazon Web Services offers AWS WAF (web application firewall) to protect web applications from malicious behavior that might impede the applications functioning and performance, with customizable rules to prevent known harmful behaviors and an API for creating and deploying web security rules.
$0.60
per 1 million requests
Imperva CDN
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Imperva CDN provides intelligent and caching controls, content and network optimization, application delivery rules, and high website availability, and is available as part of the Imperva FlexProtect. The Imperva CDN is based on resources acquired with Incapsula.
$0
Pricing
AWS WAFImperva CDN
Editions & Modules
Resource Type - Request
$0.60
per 1 million requests
Resource Type - Rule
$1.00
per month (prorated hourly)
Resource Type - Web ACL
$5.00
per month (prorated hourly)
Free
$0
Pro
$59
per month
Business
$299
per month
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AWS WAFImperva CDN
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsFree Plan: Bot mitigation, content delivery network and two-factor authentication. Pro Plan: Includes Free Plan Features plus web application firewall, advanced performance, PCI compliance report, backdoor protection and SSL support. Business Plan: Includes Pro features plus blocks network layer DDoS attacks, blocks application layer DDoS attacks, auto-detection & triggering and supports custom SSL certificates. Enterprise Plan: Includes Business Features plus 24/7 support and uptime SLA, custom security rules, real-time event monitoring, load balancing and failover, infrastructure DDoS protection (BGP), manager service option and API access and custom brandings.
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User Ratings
AWS WAFImperva CDN
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(8 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AWS WAFImperva CDN
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
Most suited if you have a very strong presence in AWS. It is natively available as an add on service. You can also track the costs overtime based on usage. There is still a lot of improvement on the features and the user interface that can be implemented over time
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Imperva
I recommend it as a WAF, but not as a CDN. There are better CDNs, in my case I use transparentCDN (now www.transparentedge.eu) and Edgecast (now Verizon CDN).
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Protect any application against the most common attacks.
  • Provides better visibility of web traffic.
  • It allows us to control the traffic in different ways in which it is enabled or blocked through the implementation of security rules developed personally according to our needs.
  • It is able to block common attacks such as SQL code injection.
  • It allows defining specific rules for applications, thus increasing web security as they are developed.
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Imperva
  • Reliability / Uptime
  • Security
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • AWS WAF is a bit costly if used for single applications.
  • they should provide attack-wise protection, like if my certain type of application is vulnerable to DDOS then I should be able to buy WAF, especially for that attack.
  • CLI tool to test in offline mode if possible.
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Imperva
  • CDN functionalities are secondary and cannot be compared to a top-level CDN.
  • The WebGUI interface of the dashboard is very improvable. They have been changing the UX for years and it is disjointed and with services that have not yet been migrated.
  • The analysis of WAF attack logs is insufficient. It is difficult to analyze attacks of past hours, event filters are missing. It is complicated to analyze the chronology of an attack.
  • There are extra modules to improve the attack logs analysis but they are expensive and add little.
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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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Imperva
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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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Imperva
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
Unlike these other AWS tools, WAF provides real-time traffic control, rules that can be customized according to the needs of the user, and is based on an implementation in the cloud which avoids the use of memory on computers as well as an account with a very affordable cost for any user or company
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Imperva
Also TransparentCDN (now www.transparentedge.eu ) and Level 3
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • 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
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Imperva
  • It's an expensive product if you have a lot of traffic volume, but I feel confident with their WAF.
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