Cyberoam vs. F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cyberoam
Score 6.5 out of 10
N/A
Sophos’s Cyberoam offers UTM and NGFW products. Cyberoam provides the full suite of modularized firewall services, as well as real-time reporting, for enterprise-level use.N/A
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
Score 9.8 out of 10
N/A
F5 Networks offers the F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager, a firewall software combining a number of features including DDoS, DNS security, and other protections.N/A
Pricing
CyberoamF5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CyberoamF5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
CyberoamF5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
Top Pros
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Features
CyberoamF5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
Firewall
Comparison of Firewall features of Product A and Product B
Cyberoam
8.7
2 Ratings
2% above category average
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
8.6
2 Ratings
1% above category average
Identification Technologies8.02 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Visualization Tools8.52 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Content Inspection7.52 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Policy-based Controls9.02 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Active Directory and LDAP8.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Firewall Management Console8.52 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Reporting and Logging9.02 Ratings8.02 Ratings
VPN8.52 Ratings10.01 Ratings
High Availability9.52 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Stateful Inspection9.52 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Proxy Server9.52 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
CyberoamF5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
7.6
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CyberoamF5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
Likelihood to Recommend
Cyberoam
Our organization found that Cyberoam is a cost-effective solution compared to other vendors. Cyberoam was having issues with SSO for Web Filtering. For, web filtering and application blocking, Cyberoam does not contain enough signatures or data so we can not achieve the goal of all of the sites that need to be blocked. Cyberoam is great because of its ease of use feature.
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F5
We were able to eliminate a firewall from our network architecture by integrating the module into our existing F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM). This allowed us to save on tech refresh costs, since the F5 was able to handle the module without much additional strain on the device. However, if a firewall had features that the AFM lacked, then using that firewall in tandem with an F5 would be preferable.
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Pros
Cyberoam
  • Accurate and precise bandwidth shaping
  • Utm features are completely reliable,uses mainly for conducting exams smoothly.
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F5
  • Load balancing using pools
  • SSL offloading
  • iRules for threat handling
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Cons
Cyberoam
  • Without mentioning an alternative brand, there is another leading company who has updated with firewall UI quite a bit. They offer an expanded line-up to meet a wider array of needs including specific appliances for web caching, proxy servers, and other products that have the same and familiar UI across the products. Each of the products does have some overlap so that customers can choose the right appliance for their use case.
  • After being acquired by Sophos, we saw our year-over-year costs escalate significantly since our original maintenance contract. They should consider revisiting the pricing, especially for education.
  • They should consider a current market analysis and see how the market is changing and adapting with other lower cost appliances for their product line up.
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F5
  • If unsure, can be overly cautious.
  • There are few changes the end user can make.
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Support Rating
Cyberoam
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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
Cyberoam
The main factor is cost, as we are a startup organization. That's the main reason we choose Cyberoam stacks up against other network security services.
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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
Cyberoam
  • Considerable change was noted in the utilization of administrators after switching from the software firewall.
  • It is relatively better priced when compared to fortigate.
  • Better log handling after the switch.
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F5
  • When we had to decide on whether to buy different hardware our team were all in support of renewal for F5 [BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager]
  • F5 [BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager] requires proper training on tools and clear concepts of packets, headers, and content to create WAF policies
  • Overall, we are satisfied by the ROI provided by our F5 AFM and GTMs
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