F5 Distributed Cloud WAF (Web Application Firewall) vs. FortiWeb

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
F5 Distributed Cloud WAF (Web Application Firewall)
Score 9.1 out of 10
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F5 Distributed Cloud WAF leverages F5's Advanced WAF technology, delivering WAF-as-a-Service and combining signature- and behavior-based protection for web applications. It acts as an intermediate proxy to inspect application requests and responses to block and mitigate a broad spectrum of risks stemming from the OW ASP Top 10, persistent and coordinated threat campaigns, bots, and layer 7 DoS.N/A
FortiWeb
Score 8.0 out of 10
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FortiWeb is Fortinet's web application security system (or web application firewall, WAF) featuring advanced vulnerability management and threat detection and prevention, available in deployment as an appliance or virtual appliance, also as a hosted or a cloud-based virtual solution.N/A
Pricing
F5 Distributed Cloud WAF (Web Application Firewall)FortiWeb
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F5 Distributed Cloud WAF (Web Application Firewall)FortiWeb
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(63 ratings)
8.2
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User Testimonials
F5 Distributed Cloud WAF (Web Application Firewall)FortiWeb
Likelihood to Recommend
F5
So a lot of companies that have a digital side and they have a lot of applications in the cloud, this is one of those areas that it can protect the net so it can lock 'em down, it'll build a baseline so you understand what that application's doing. So if it sees something not normal, it'll get protected against that.
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Fortinet
Regarding my experience, I prefer to deploy FortiWeb in a reverse proxy to have the full features and protection. The other mode will be useful for special cases as will it will not have the full range of features and protection. Like offline Sniffing, it will be used in special cases.
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Pros
F5
  • Layer seven attacks are becoming far more common. Traditionally it was always layered three, layer four, where you get an additional firewall, but with the application layer attacks become more frequent, more popular, et cetera. So having the web application firewall protecting us, and then with the recent Log4j, that's the most recent use case when it gave us that instant level of protection whilst we remediated the Log4j that we had that and the F5 Distributed Cloud WAF was protecting us.
  • I have a great relationship with the account manager, my account manager, and I think he drives the best price possible, um, for me, and I'm happy with that price.
  • F5 Distributed Cloud WAF is always innovating and evolving.
  • We run a very competitive proof value where we run numerous competitors against each other, and then we evaluate from that and then make the selection, and F5 Distributed Cloud WAF was the winner.
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Fortinet
  • API protection
  • Bot mitigation
  • Web application protection
  • Application delivery
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Cons
F5
  • So we just had some performance issues when it comes to routing. Because the web application firewall sits in front of our website, which is hosted on-site, we had some trouble with the VGP protocols between the two sites and it took us a while to figure it out. So that is probably one area where we could improve. Otherwise, when it comes to the WAF functionality itself, it's really good.
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Fortinet
  • Built-in vulnerability scanner should be better in next release
  • Predefined security policies for other web application not listed
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Alternatives Considered
F5
The other one that I've used in the past, they're very similar and I haven't used it recently, so I can't do a side-by-side comparison today. But I can say that F5 does everything we want it to do consistent with what this other product did do and it's got enhanced features and of course we have a long history with F5 as a product set in general.
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Fortinet
Most of them have the same features but not for FREE. The second point was the total cost of ownership for 3 and 5 years. Fortinet supported us with the best prices for 3 years and 5 years as well with advanced hardware replacement against the others.
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Return on Investment
F5
  • Accelerated time to value as it was a requirement for a workload being provisioned on that cloud
  • As an existing f5 customer, access to their solutions integrator (GridZero) made the sizing, licensing, purchases, and downloading of the software very quick and painless
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Fortinet
  • ROI for last three years was 60%
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