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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    AWS WAF

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.7

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    97%
    Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    21 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    21 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    21 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    21 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    20 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    21 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    21 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    21 Ratings

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    20 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    20 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    10 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • AWS WAF is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.4

    AWS WAF

    94%
    7 Ratings
    9.7

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    97%
    37 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    AWS WAF

    90%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    9.0

    AWS WAF

    90%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.1

    AWS WAF

    91%
    3 Ratings
    8.4

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    84%
    18 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

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    Palo Alto firewall only affords by Large level infrastructure having a budget for Security Prospect. I will recommend it for the Card information industry & Confidential data solutions. Because it provides a bucket of security features that are not easily vulnerable.
    Vinit Sharma | 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

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    • The PA handles VPN connectivity without missing a beat. We have multiple VPN tunnels in use for redundancy to cloud-based services.
    • The PA has great functionality in supporting failover internet connections, again with the ability to have multiple paths out to our cloud-based services.
    • The PA is updated on the regular with various security updates, we are not concerned with the firewall's ability to see what packets are really flowing across the network. Being able to see beyond just IP and port requests lets you know things are locked down better than traditional firewalls.
    • It is a great overall kit, with URL filtering and other services that fill in the gaps between other solutions without breaking the bank.
    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

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    • Our specific model is a bit slow and outdated and takes up to 10 minutes to commit a configuration change.
    • Nested security rules would be helpful instead of a linear approach. But rule creation in general is very simple.
    • Documentation gives a very straight forward answer to some items but is very vague in others.
    • Support could be a little better. An issue we had a tech was insistent it was the "other guy" and it ended up being the very latest PAN OS upgrade.
    Christopher St.Amand | 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

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series 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

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    The PA5220s have far exceeded what we have expected out of them. It was a bit of a learning curve coming from another vendor, but everything falls into place now with ease. The capabilities of the solution still surprise us, allowing us to remove other costly hardware and providing a single point of management needed
    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

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    In my opinion, the Palo Alto Firewall is the simplest firewall in terms of management interfaces; though it has more advanced options that apply to more advanced use cases. Configuring basic features on the firewall is nearly self-explanatory; configuring more advanced features can be met with very thorough vendor documentation.
    Anonymous | 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

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series 8.4
    Based on 18 answers
    We've run into a couple undocumented bugs, but that seems to happen with every brand and technology. Any time we've had to engage Palo Alto support they've always been professional, knowledgeable and prompt. In almost all cases we've been able to resolve our issues without having to escalate our tickets.
    Paul Luchini | 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

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    No one can say any other companies in this time is better than Palo Alto Networks Next-Generatoin Firewalls. Palo Alto offers very advanced features which protect you[r] organization. Advanced malware protection, anti spam, lots of other threats.
    Basant Gupta | 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

    Next-Generation Firewalls - PA Series

    • Overall, even though the device is very expensive (both hardware and licensing), the product does produce a decent ROI, given that one (or HA pair) of devices can do so many things, such as anti-virus, anti-malware, URL filtering, SSL decryption, SSL VPN, routing, etc.
    • There will definitely be sticker shock when you're renewal comes up annually (or after 3 years), so be sure to look very carefully at the recurring costs of this product, with respect to licensing and hardware/software maintenance.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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