"They have a fantastic tool for analyzing and viewing your traffic."
"WAF feature replicates the firewall."
"The solution was very easy to configure. It wasn't hard at all to adjust it to our needs."
"The solution is easy to set up."
"It does an excellent job of load balancing."
"Some of the key features of this solution are the low-level maintenance required, floating proxy service, and load balancing."
"The most valuable features of Microsoft Azure Application Gateway are the policies, the data store they are using, and the cloud platform it operates on."
"Load balancing and web application firewall features are the most valuable."
"The health probe is pretty good for your backend health. It tells you whether it's communicating and talking to the endpoint correctly. It is quite useful."
"It's fine for a simple tool, but as I recall, if you encounter a lot of bots, scrapers, and other things, you'll need this tool bot and this other thing they offer called Bot Manager."
"One of the challenges we faced was the solution does not support any other PCP protocols apart from HTTP and HTTPS."
"The configuration is very specific right now and needs to be much more flexible."
"Needs easier integration with the existing SIAM."
"It does not have the flexibility for using public IPs in version 2."
"Scalability can be an issue."
"It could be more stable, and support could be better. It would also be better if they offered more features. For example, it lacks security features. Before we used another English solution, and we realized that some of the rules were not set up correctly and passed through the Application Gateway's English controllers. But the problem, in this case, is if you send ten rules, for example, six rules hit some issues. IP address blocking could be better. The rules, for example, don't work properly. If you have one issue, one rule or another rule will not work. This sounds like total madness to me."
"It takes a lot of time for a certificate to update in the system. That is a huge drawback, affecting the load-balancing side. And when there are changes to the load balancing, it affects the end-user."
"The monitoring on the solution could be better."
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Azure Application Gateway is a web traffic load balancer that enables you to manage traffic to your web applications. Traditional load balancers operate at the transport layer (OSI layer 4 - TCP and UDP) and route traffic based on source IP address and port, to a destination IP address and port.
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Akamai Web Application Protector is ranked 22nd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 1 review while Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is ranked 3rd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 12 reviews. Akamai Web Application Protector is rated 7.0, while Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Akamai Web Application Protector writes "Effective, feature-rich, and reliable, but they don't provide a free tier like Cloudflare". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Application Gateway writes "Needs better security and functionality, and requires more intelligence to make it competitive". Akamai Web Application Protector is most compared with Akamai Kona Site Defender, Akamai Kona DDoS Defender, Azure Front Door, AWS WAF and Radware Kubernetes WAF, whereas Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is most compared with Azure Front Door, AWS WAF, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and F5 Advanced WAF.
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