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Attribute Ratings

  • F5 Advanced Web Application Firewall is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

Azure Application Gateway

84%
8 Ratings
9.1

F5 Advanced WAF

91%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Azure Application Gateway

100%
2 Ratings

F5 Advanced WAF

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft

For building scalable and highly available applications, Azure Application Gateway does most of the job on behalf of you; automatically load-balancing traffic from a number of users to a number of back-end servers. This ensure scalability and availability. The in-built security is great as can be expected from Microsoft, and user has a variety of tools for monitoring the health of the load-balancing function as well as the health of back end servers behind it.
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F5

Ecommerce web facing applications where PCI data may be in use.
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Pros

Microsoft

  • Easy integration with Load Balancer and Azure Scale Set to provide a full solution for traffic management.
  • With rich routing rule, we could use one Application Gateway as the central point for all internal applications to expose to the external network.
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F5

  • OWASP Top 10 protection
  • Bot protection
  • Great Visibility
  • Detailed Control
  • DDoS L7
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Cons

Microsoft

  • Live examples in the Azure documentation
  • Application Gateway UI Blade in Azure Portal can be streamlined
  • Have more advanced feature set as WAF (Web Application Firewall)
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F5

  • Easier interface to configure rules and policies
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Pricing Details

Azure Application Gateway

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Editions & Modules

Azure Application Gateway editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    F5 Advanced WAF

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    F5 Advanced WAF editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Support Rating

      Microsoft

      I don’t like that it's part of the Microsoft brand. In general, I am not a fan of Microsoft products but Azure gets it right.
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      F5

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Microsoft

      NGINX and Kong are open sources and we don't like open-source. We want an enterprise application that helps us in the production workload.
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      F5

      F5 WAF provides much more control and has a lot of features that can be used to protect your applications. You can have granular configuration settings per application and disable attack signatures on very specific scenarios whenever is needed. Also, the logs are very detailed and helpful to analyze the requests.
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      Return on Investment

      Microsoft

      • Costs increased for the company, so expenses were more than before.
      • Was able to get better user experience so users won't feel the website is useless.
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      F5

      • Detects and prevents breaches in our environment
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