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135 Ratings

Cloudflare

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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 9.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cloudflare

In my opinion, Cloudflare is well suited in all conditions when you need a managed DNS manager. It solves the problem with DNS Not Resolve when we often create a domain/subdomain (a software house would be like this), so we can deploy our apps as soon as possible to the client.
Mochammad Zachri | TrustRadius Reviewer

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

F5 Advanced Firewall Manager is good for large organizations that need to have a consistent experience for all end users. Might be a little much in the terms of complexity for smaller organizations. Either way, it provides a strong solution that meets the needs of both the IT security group and the end-user.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cloudflare
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
9.0
Identification Technologies
Cloudflare
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
7.0
Visualization Tools
Cloudflare
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
8.0
Content Inspection
Cloudflare
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
9.0
Policy-based Controls
Cloudflare
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
9.0
Active Directory and LDAP
Cloudflare
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
10.0
Firewall Management Console
Cloudflare
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
10.0
Reporting and Logging
Cloudflare
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
9.0
VPN
Cloudflare
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
10.0
High Availability
Cloudflare
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
9.0
Stateful Inspection
Cloudflare
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
8.0
Proxy Server
Cloudflare
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
10.0

Pros

Cloudflare

  • Security: Cloudflare keeps our website safe from DDoS attacks and other malicious traffic.
  • CDN: Cloudflare caches our website content, increasing our website's reliability and reducing server load. This saves on bandwidth costs from web servers.
  • Registrar: We can migrate domains to Cloudflare, though they don't currently allow the purchase of new domain names. The benefit of this is cheaper renewal fees and fewer systems involved in managing our domains.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

  • Central management.
  • Strong security.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cloudflare

  • There is a huge jump in price between the mid-tier and enterprise solutions which is hard to justify for smaller businesses, or companies owning many small businesses.
  • It is difficult to convert from a CNAME installation back to a DNS based one
  • Setting up page-level caching with web workers is counterintuitive for simple websites
Nicholas Tantillo | TrustRadius Reviewer

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

  • If unsure, can be overly cautious.
  • There are few changes the end user can make.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cloudflare

Cloudflare 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Ramon Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cloudflare

Cloudflare 9.2
Based on 24 answers
We rarely have to call in, most issues are user error. When we do have an issue we can hop on chat or the forum to figure out why something is not working as it should. We do see the occasional issue when a hosting account is upgraded, you have to make sure you reset the DNS to the new hosting account, IP address tend to change
Darcy Knapp, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cloudflare

CloudFlare has Incapsula beat in terms of ease of use and features for their lower level plans. Incapsula only allows API use on their Enterprise plan where-as CloudFlare allows it on all plans. Both great options, but CloudFlare is by far my preferred service.
Joey Yax | TrustRadius Reviewer

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is a bit easier to initially set up than F5 Advanced Firewall Manager but not as robust in its ability to manage different devices with different profiles. Different machines need different access and F5 Advanced Firewall Manager is better at allowing flexibility in identifying different devices and managing what they can access.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cloudflare

  • The specific ROI impact for the products we use from Cloudflare is hardly directly measurable, however the costs of suffering an attack for not having DDoS protection are exponentially higher.
  • Since the implementation of a CDN, we have seen our users' stay time increased by more than 30% in the last year.
  • The impact of using Cloudflare compared to the previous provider of the same services has generated us small financial savings, by having the same service for a lower cost.
Wilfrido Elenes | TrustRadius Reviewer

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

  • Easy maintenance reduces support hours.
  • Consistent experience reduces user learning curve.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cloudflare

General

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

Cloudflare Editions & Modules

Edition
FreeFree
Pro$202
Business$2002
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. none
  2. per month
  3. none
Additional Pricing Details

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

General

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

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cloudflare
9.0
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cloudflare
10.0
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

Usability

Cloudflare
9.0
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

Support Rating

Cloudflare
9.2
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
9.0

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