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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

Sophos XG Firewall

Content and application filtering and updated thread control.
nawas khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

AWS WAF
Sophos XG Firewall
9.2
Identification Technologies
AWS WAF
Sophos XG Firewall
9.5
Visualization Tools
AWS WAF
Sophos XG Firewall
9.5
Content Inspection
AWS WAF
Sophos XG Firewall
8.5
Policy-based Controls
AWS WAF
Sophos XG Firewall
9.5
Active Directory and LDAP
AWS WAF
Sophos XG Firewall
9.5
Firewall Management Console
AWS WAF
Sophos XG Firewall
9.5
Reporting and Logging
AWS WAF
Sophos XG Firewall
9.5
VPN
AWS WAF
Sophos XG Firewall
10.0
High Availability
AWS WAF
Sophos XG Firewall
9.1
Stateful Inspection
AWS WAF
Sophos XG Firewall
8.9
Proxy Server
AWS WAF
Sophos XG Firewall
8.1

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

Sophos XG Firewall

  • Reporting.
  • Broad VPN choices to connect.
  • Intuitive interface.
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

Sophos XG Firewall

  • Tec support is hard to contact.
  • Implementation of 2FA for domain level user authentication.
  • Need a detail training session when purchasing it.
nawas khan | 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

Sophos XG Firewall

Sophos XG Firewall 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a good and pleasant experience to use Sophos XG firewall and it offers more then what we expect and the price is ok in the current market level
nawas khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Sophos XG Firewall

Sophos XG Firewall 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Honestly we didn't get the premium support from them, but our partner has been supportive. Online forums are also a good place to learn things from.
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

Sophos XG Firewall

It is to very little surprise that we selected Sophos UTM at our first use. Then, we upgraded to XG Firewall and the operation is very smoothly done.
nawas khan | 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

Sophos XG Firewall

  • We manage to control productivity and efficiency by sharing department's internet usage.
  • Sandbox features that are built in probably would have saved us from a lot of issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

AWS WAF

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

Sophos XG Firewall

General

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

Sophos XG Firewall Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AWS WAF
8.8
Sophos XG Firewall
9.5

Usability

AWS WAF
9.0
Sophos XG Firewall
9.0

Support Rating

AWS WAF
9.3
Sophos XG Firewall
9.5

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