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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Cloudflare

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

    86%
    F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cloudflare is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.2

    Cloudflare

    92%
    91 Ratings
    9.0

    F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Cloudflare

    100%
    1 Rating

    F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.6

    Cloudflare

    86%
    2 Ratings

    F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.5

    Cloudflare

    85%
    69 Ratings
    9.0

    F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cloudflare

    If a small business is looking for Object Storage, they should consider Cloudflare's R2 storage with which there are practically zero fees associated. Other cloud object storage services like AWS S3 can add up costs pretty fast as the egress fees are high. Apart from this, Cloudflare is still the best DNS resolver hands down. Its DDoS attack protection is at par with the best services out there. Being one of the most popular CDN right now, they also have a big network of servers strategically placed around the world. However, I do believe there are better, more premium services out there that offer more bespoke solutions for bigger enterprises and Cloudflare might not be the best solution for their needs.
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    F5

    F5 BIG-IP [Advanced Firewall Manager] is a one box solution for all three of our needs, firewalls, load balancers, and WAF. This is a great tool for [the] security of the servers and services.
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    Pros

    Cloudflare

    • When you need a FREE and EASY TO SETUP SSL certificate on your page (if you don't have the locked locker icon when opening your page, you need it)
    • When you want to obfuscate your webpage's IP (any connection will give the Cloudflare's IP)
    • You need to speed up the connection for static content (it will not help database connections or dynamic content)
    • IF your DNS isn't good (Cloudflare's DNS is amazing, quick, easy, and works pretty well)
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    F5

    • Central management.
    • Strong security.
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    Cons

    Cloudflare

    • Some features require a bit of hand holding to deploy correctly. While the documentation is good, it could provide more examples to cover additional use cases.
    • Telephone support for enterprise customers is for emergencies only, but sometimes phone conversations are better for providing clarity.
    • Enterprise lite customers can't purchase all options available to total enterprise customers. Still, many of those additional features cost additional, so upgrading to the full enterprise means an increase in base plus the additional feature (bot management is a great example). Enterprise lite customers should be able to add these services on as well but without an increase in base.
    • It's difficult to add new services to enterprise plans. It would be ideal if customers could purchase/upgrade online and sign an order insertion digitally from the site instead of having to go through customer success.
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    F5

    • The GUI icons are very small and Overall UI can use some refreshing
    • The training on the tool is not easily available and mostly involves a high cost
    • The support or third party implementation teams could use some improvement
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    Pricing Details

    Cloudflare

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    Cloudflare editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    FreeFree1
    Pro202
    Business2003
    EnterpriseContact sales team4

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Usability

      Cloudflare

      While there are some parts of the service that can be tricky to implement if you have a very custom site, like holepunching for cache, for the most part, the service works very well out of the box and is easy to use
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      F5

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Cloudflare

      Support is responsive and available. One factor which probably should be addressed for enterprise customers – sometimes, some of the engineers take more time to comprehend the exact nature of the issue. A few of the issues which require a deep understanding of the Cloudflare stack and of the internet, in general, don't get fast resolution.
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      F5

      F5 Advanced Firewall Manager has been a solid, strong solution to both keep our systems safe and being seamless for our end users. Most of the time, the end-user is not impacted and does not even know F5 Advanced Firewall Manager is running which is exactly what we are looking for.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Cloudflare

      I've used Cloudflare almost since the beginning, 8+ years. I don't have any experience with other platforms as Cloudflare is simple, easy, and cost-effective. Cloudflare offers tremendous value in its free plan. The vast majority of our clients are on the free plan but for some larger clients who require more advanced features, Cloudflare is still extremely affordable for the feature sets it delivers in its advanced offerings.
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      F5

      Both F5 [BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager] and Radware require training as they are not easy to use. But Radware uses some configuration that needs deep learning and proper labs. From an admin's perspective, Configuration and management for F5 [BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager are] less. Also, the cost of implementing F5 [BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager] is lesser than that of Radware Alteon.
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      Return on Investment

      Cloudflare

      • Uptime: With Cloudflare's website protection, we have avoided panic-inducing outages and downtime.
      • Reduced hosting load: Cloudflare's CDN allows us to use smaller servers and greatly diminish bandwidth usage.
      • Reduced domain renewal cost: Most of our domains could be transferred to Cloudflare, where domain renewals are as cheap as possible.
      • Increased total website cost: All of Cloudflare's features aren't free, and they increase our monthly overall website cost. The protection and other features are helpful, just not free.
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      F5

      • Easy maintenance reduces support hours.
      • Consistent experience reduces user learning curve.
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