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Pros
"Its best feature is that it is on the cloud and does not require local hardware resources.""As a basic WAF, it's better than nothing. So if you need something simple out of the box with default features, AWS WAF is good.""The access instruction feature is the most valuable. This is what we use the most.""The most valuable features are the geo-restriction denials and the web ACL.""The most valuable features of AWS WAF are its cloud-native and on-demand.""The solution is stable.""This product supplies options for web security for applications accessing sensitive information.""AWS has flexibility in terms of WAF rules."

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"Fastly uses configuration versioning, where you can deploy a new version in less than one minute."

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Cons
"It is sometimes a lot of work going through the rules and making sure you have everything covered for a use case. It is just the way rules are set and maintained in this solution. Some UI changes will probably be helpful. It is not easy to find the documentation of new features. Documentation not being updated is a common problem with all services, including this one. You have different versions of the console, and the options shown in the documentation are not there. For a new feature, there is probably an announcement about being released, but when it comes out, there is no actual documentation about how to use it. This makes you either go to technical support or community, which probably doesn't have an idea either. The documentation on the cloud should be the latest one. Finding information about a specific event can be a bit challenging. For this solution, not much documentation is available in the community. It could be because it is a new tool. Whenever there is an issue, it is just not that simple to resolve, especially if you don't have premium support. You have pretty much nowhere to look around, and you just need to poke around to try and make it work right.""The technical support does not respond to bugs in the coding of the product.""On the UI side, I would like it if they could bring back the geolocation view on the corner.""We haven't faced any problems with the solution.""The pricing model is complicated.""It's a bit difficult to apply the right rules for the right security.""When users choose the free service, there isn't great support available to them.""I would like to see it more tightly integrated with other AWS services."

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"It is missing a "staging" platform to deploy a test configuration with all of the real settings, which would allow us to properly test before putting it into production."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "AWS is not that costly by comparison. They are maybe close to $40 per month. I think it was between $29 or $39."
  • "It has a variable pricing scheme."
  • "We are kind of doing a POC comparison to see what works best. Pricing-wise, AWS is one of the most attractive ones. It is fairly cheap, and we like the pricing part. We're trying to see what makes more sense operation-wise, license-wise, and pricing-wise."
  • "It's quite affordable. It's in the middle."
  • "The pricing should be more affordable, especially as it pertains to small clients."
  • "It's cheap."
  • "AWS WAF is pay-as-you-go, I only pay for what I'm using. There is no subscription or any payment upfront, I can terminate use at any time. Which is an advantage."
  • "You need an additional AWS subscription for this product if you are buying a managed tool."
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  • "In my opinion, Fastly is priced competitively."
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    AWS Web Application Firewall
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    Overview

    AWS WAF is a web application firewall that helps protect your web applications from common web exploits that could affect application availability, compromise security, or consume excessive resources. AWS WAF gives you control over which traffic to allow or block to your web applications by defining customizable web security rules. You can use AWS WAF to create custom rules that block common attack patterns, such as SQL injection or cross-site scripting, and rules that are designed for your specific application. New rules can be deployed within minutes, letting you respond quickly to changing traffic patterns. Also, AWS WAF includes a full-featured API that you can use to automate the creation, deployment, and maintenance of web security rules.

    Fastly helps the world’s most popular digital businesses keep pace with their customer expectations by delivering fast, secure, and scalable online experiences. Businesses trust Fastly’s edge cloud platform to accelerate the pace of technical innovation, mitigate evolving threats, and scale on demand.
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    Sample Customers
    eVitamins, 9Splay, Senao International
    Twitter, Airbnb, Alaska Airlines, Pinterest, Vimeo, The Guardian, The New York Times, Ticketmaster, The Drupal Association, Opera, about.com, imgur, Etsy, Foursquare, GitHub, New Relic, shopify, Shazam, Firebase
    Top Industries
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    Energy/Utilities Company22%
    Media Company22%
    Transportation Company11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Media Company12%
    Financial Services Firm8%
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Media Company7%
    Government6%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise48%
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    AWS WAF is ranked 5th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 12 reviews while Fastly is ranked 11th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 1 review. AWS WAF is rated 7.6, while Fastly is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of AWS WAF writes "Use this product to make it possible to deploy web applications securely". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fastly writes "Good performance, powerful configuration capability, and helpful real-time graphics". AWS WAF is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Imperva Web Application Firewall, Azure Front Door, Akamai Kona Site Defender and Signal Sciences, whereas Fastly is most compared with Cloudflare, Akamai, Cloudflare Web Application Firewall, Amazon CloudFront and Imperva Incapsula.

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