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Pros
"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.""This product supplies options for web security for applications accessing sensitive information.""The most valuable features of AWS WAF are its cloud-native and on-demand.""This is not a product that you need to install. You just use it.""The access instruction feature is the most valuable. This is what we use the most.""Its best feature is that it is on the cloud and does not require local hardware resources.""The most valuable feature is the scalability because it automatically scales up or scales down as per our requirements.""The most valuable features are the geo-restriction denials and the web ACL."

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"Simplifies putting everything in code.""The technical support is excellent.""DDoS protection and WAF are the most valuable features. It is easy to deploy a service. It is easy and quick to deploy to a new website.""It's very pretty easy to onboard the URL.""The solution's most valuable aspect is that it is easy to configure.""There are quite a few useful Imperva Incapsula features. For example, one of them is the reports. The graphics are very good and it's easy to configure. The whole process is very fast and reliable too. They have good tech support as well.""The most valuable features for us are the DDoS and Bot.""There is no need to have an appliance in house for the services because it is on the cloud."

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Cons
"We don't have much control over blocking, because the WAF is managed by AWS.""The pricing model is complicated.""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.""It's a bit difficult to apply the right rules for the right security.""We haven't faced any problems with the solution.""The setup is complicated.""When users choose the free service, there isn't great support available to them."

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"Imperva should have more points of presence in Africa.""It's quite expensive.""The salespeople tend to exaggerate its capabilities, which can cost you money if you don't verify the information.""The rules surrounding the making of web applications could be improved.""Its price could be improved. It is quite expensive. It will be good if we could export the configuration. Currently, to control the configuration, we need to go to each website, which is not very convenient.""I would like to have support for SSL management and secure DNS.""The weakest point of Imperva is their first level of support, which should be improved. They should also improve the access and security logs viewing directly on the portal. I would like to see better access and security logs through the portal and not only through a SIM solution. Currently, if you want to explore your access and security logs from Imperva, you need a SIM tool or a SIM infrastructure on your side to do it. You can't do it manually or directly through the portal, which is a big problem for us. I had a call yesterday with Imperva for the roadmap, and I just told them this. They agreed that this is an improvement point from their side.""Users would benefit from better documentation. There is official documentation, but sometimes we need more detail. We have some use cases that are not so run of the mill. It would be great if there was a knowledge base that we could go to for more answers."

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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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  • "The cost is on par with other solutions such as Cloudflare and Akamai."
  • "It is not expensive compared to the other similar solutions in this category."
  • "It is a very expensive solution. The price is very high. A lot of customers tell us that they would love to use Imperva more. I have some customers who have 50 websites, but they have only 10 websites on Imperva because of the price. They would love to have all their websites running through Imperva, but they can't. They have to choose the more critical websites to protect because the price is very high. It is a very good product, but it is too expensive. If you buy a plan for 20 megabytes and you don't consume all of your 20 megabytes, it is okay, but if you consume more, you are charged for the superior traffic."
  • "The cost is somewhere around $10,000 a site. For every site, you pay individually. For every DNS entry, you have you pay."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "Pricing could be more competitive."
  • "Imperva charges us based on bandwidth, which is better than other vendors that charge us according to data transfer."
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    Questions from the Community
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    Hi Varun, I have had experienced with several WAF deployments and deep technical assessments of the following: 1. Imperva WAF 2. F5 WAF 3. Polarisec Cloud WAF Typical limitations on cloud… more »
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    Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether Amazon’s Web Service Web Application Firewall or Microsoft Azure Application Gateway web application firewall software was the better fit for… more »
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    Their technical support has been quite good.
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    There are quite a few useful Imperva Incapsula features. For example, one of them is the reports. The graphics are very good and it's easy to configure. The whole process is very fast and reliable… more »
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    Incapsula is a SaaS (software-as-a-service) provider. Anyone can do the applications, but you must subscribe to the service. Pricing is a challenge for most of our customers.
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    Users would benefit from better documentation. There is official documentation, but sometimes we need more detail. We have some use cases that are not so run of the mill. It would be great if there… more »
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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.

    Imperva Incapsula is a cloud-based application delivery service that protects websites and safeguards web applications and their data from attacks, and improves their performance by enhancing user experience. Incapsula includes a security platform with a web application firewall, DDoS mitigation, content delivery network, and global load balancer to maximize performance.

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    Sample Customers
    eVitamins, 9Splay, Senao International
    Hitachi, BNZ, Bitstamp, Moz, InnoGames, BTCChina, Wix, LivePerson, Zillow and more.
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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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    Non Tech Company11%
    Marketing Services Firm9%
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise48%
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    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise41%
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    AWS WAF is ranked 5th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 12 reviews while Imperva Incapsula is ranked 3rd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 13 reviews. AWS WAF is rated 7.6, while Imperva Incapsula is rated 8.6. 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 Imperva Incapsula writes "There is not too much to know but that it is one of the best products of this type that you can get". AWS WAF is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Imperva Web Application Firewall, Azure Front Door, Akamai Kona Site Defender and NGINX App Protect, whereas Imperva Incapsula is most compared with Cloudflare, Imperva Web Application Firewall, Akamai, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and Fortinet FortiWeb. See our AWS WAF vs. Imperva Incapsula report.

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