Cloudflare Zero Trust Services vs. F5 Distributed Cloud Bot Defense

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cloudflare Zero Trust Services
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Cloudflare's Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) technologies create secure boundaries around applications. When resources are protected with ZTNA, users are only allowed to access resources after verifying the identity, context, and policy adherence of each specific request. Cloudflare's Zero-Trust-as-a-Service model enables users to deploy access controls on the company's instant-on cloud platform, backed by Cloudflare's global network.N/A
F5 Distributed Cloud Bot Defense
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
F5 Distributed Cloud Bot Defense (formerly Shape Defense, acquired January 2020) provides security to protect a website from bots, fake users, and unauthorized transactions, preventing large scale fraud and eroded user experiences. Companies get visibility, detection and mitigation outcomes to reduce fraud and cloud hosting, bandwidth and compute costs, improve user experiences, and optimize their business based on real human traffic.
$25
per month
Pricing
Cloudflare Zero Trust ServicesF5 Distributed Cloud Bot Defense
Editions & Modules
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Free
$0
Individual
$25
per month
Teams
$200
per month
Organization
Quote
per month
Offerings
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Cloudflare Zero Trust ServicesF5 Distributed Cloud Bot Defense
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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User Ratings
Cloudflare Zero Trust ServicesF5 Distributed Cloud Bot Defense
Likelihood to Recommend
9.6
(4 ratings)
8.3
(13 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(3 ratings)
8.3
(13 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cloudflare Zero Trust ServicesF5 Distributed Cloud Bot Defense
Likelihood to Recommend
Cloudflare
For example, Cloudflare is a very good solution for ZTNA implementation. Cloudflare has Warp for propagating Gateway rules and checking device posture. Browser Isolation gives you more abilities to use internet resources without any restrictions and at the same time not put the company at risk. For example, if there is no DLP solution in place blocking the printing function can partly protect the company's sensitive data from intentional or intentional leakage through the online forms. A similar approach protects the end-user device from Zero-day threats and malicious software code. Moreover, Remote Browser Isolation technology protects not only the user's device but also the user himself from possible phishing attacks - for example, even if the user enters his username and password on the phishing website, bank card issuers, or other personal or confidential data, data will not go beyond the isolated cloud environment. Cloudflare Access gives company administrators a great opportunity to implement role-based access policies and make effect segmentation and diversification of company network groups.
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F5
F5 Distributed Cloud Bot Defense is well suited for large Enterprises that face advanced bot attacks from Web
Scraping, Credential Stuffing, Carding/Credit Card Stuffing, Fake Account
Creation, and more where the collection of the Client-Side signals helps clearly show if the attackers are telling lies vs. other bot solutions that place a lot of the responsibility on their customers to tune bot scores.
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Pros
Cloudflare
  • Block access to known bad, risky, or unwanted destinations at the DNS or HTTP level.
  • Excellent protection for remote users.
  • Best in class browser isolation techniques.
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F5
  • Quickly helps mitigate the retooling and newer advanced bot attacks
  • Excellent customer service from our f5 bot Defense team/partners
  • Easy to do Traffic Analysis/False Positive reviews with their dashboard of data
  • Our F5 Security/Solutions Architect and TAM is always there for us whenever we need them
  • First class service by the F5 Distributed Cloud Bot DefenseSOC, the Tactics Team, the F5 Testing person that helps us, the mobile SDK experts, the Client-Side Signals experts and F5 management
  • Industry best Threat Briefings
  • Not only is F5 Distributed Cloud Bot Defense great at stopping the advanced bot attacks, they also have protection against any tampering or replay attacks.
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Cons
Cloudflare
  • Very API [oriented] which is fine, but the GUI is sometimes inconsistent
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F5
  • On a technical side, we've had a lot of deployment issues. This is not a one-sprint solution.
  • We ran into undocumented failure modes and had to rely on L2 and L3 customer support, delaying troubleshooting significantly [in our experience].
  • Accurate log ingestion is a larger challenge than one would want in a security tool.
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Support Rating
Cloudflare
Good chat support from the portal for basic questions and minor issues. The enterprise support line is provided as well.
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F5
Support is quick to respond. They help guide you through any issues you have and ensure everything has been resolved before disconnecting. Wait times can vary, but it depends on the time of day. Eventually, excellent support is reached, and you can learn a few things from them as well.
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Implementation Rating
Cloudflare
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F5
F5 Distributed Cloud Bot Defense and our partners are great at helping us with in-depth Traffic Analysis of protected endpoints first in Monitoring Mode. After 7-14 days of Traffic Analysis/False Positive reviews, we can clearly tell when we are ready to place protected endpoints into Mitigation Mode.
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Alternatives Considered
Cloudflare
As long as all Cloudflare products and services rely on anycast technology, in a complex approach Cloudflare is faster and more relevant for cloud applications. The balance between security and performance is fully established. Also, Cloudflare has quite a good stack for API connection protection, like the API Shield example, which makes it more effective compared to F5 for example. Warp as a ZTNA agent gives better visibility and device posture information than FortiClient does.
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F5
We have tried a whole bunch of solutions before we got Shape bot defense solution. But non of them worked for us the way F5 Shape solution worked
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Return on Investment
Cloudflare
  • Complete solution in case of using with Cloudflare Access.
  • No need of maintenance.
  • No skilled staff and trainings required.
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F5
  • [F5] Shape [Security] established a clear negative trend line in bot traffic to our retail site.
  • [F5] Shape [Security's] anti-automation has moved our business out of reach for ROI for attackers.
  • So far, [F5] Shape [Security] has not caused any incidents as a technology, and has stifled attacks which would have certainly landed as a Sev 2 without this protection.
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