AWS WAF vs R&S Web Application Firewall (DenyAll) comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

AWS WAF
Ranking in Web Application Firewall (WAF)
1st
Average Rating
8.0
Number of Reviews
52
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
R&S Web Application Firewal...
Ranking in Web Application Firewall (WAF)
35th
Average Rating
9.0
Number of Reviews
1
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Web Application Firewall (WAF) category, the mindshare of AWS WAF is 16.2%, down from 17.0% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of R&S Web Application Firewall (DenyAll) is 0.2%, down from 0.4% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Web Application Firewall (WAF)
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Featured Reviews

CK
Jul 11, 2023
Useful for protecting against unauthorized access and data breaches but very expensive
We use the AWS platform to implement custom security rules based on our company's SOP. We apply custom rules to protect specific APIs and specific endpoint URLs. This allows us to tailor our security measures to our specific needs and requirements AWS WAF has improved our organization by allowing…
SS
Mar 3, 2020
Geo-localization and IP reputation help to keep our clients secure and more available
One of our customers needed to publish a web application. Since the customer had a platform that included a Hyper-V cluster, we chose the virtual version of the appliance. We have deployed the WAF (web application Firewall) in reverse proxy mode to protect the published web application with the…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"AWS has flexibility in terms of WAF rules."
"Stable and scalable web application firewall. Setting it up is straightforward."
"One common use case is using detection protection for enhancing security models in AWS. Another use case is implementing log analysis and response recovery procedures for email services."
"If hackers try to insert bugs, the tool blocks it."
"The most valuable feature is the capability to limit access based on geographical location by restricting specific IP addresses."
"The interface is good."
"It is Amazon. Everything is scalable. It is beyond what we need."
"The agility is great for us in terms of cloud services in general."
"The three most valuable features that I noticed are the geo-localization of the user, the IP reputation, and the compartmental analysis."
 

Cons

"The pricing model is complicated."
"The setup is complicated."
"In a future release I would like to see automation. There's no interaction between the applications and that makes it tedious. We have to do the preparation all over again for each of our other applications."
"I would like to be able to view a graphical deployment map in the user interface that will give me an overview of the configuration and help to determine whether I have missed any steps."
"For now, there is no feature to protect against attack of the bad bots"
"AWS WAF could improve by making the overall management easier. Many people that have started working with AWS WAF do not have an easy time. They should make it easy to use."
"We have issues with reporting, troubleshooting, and analytics. AWS WAF needs to bring costs down."
"We should be able to do proper whitelisting."
"The area that should be improved is licensing."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"It has a variable pricing scheme."
"AWS WAF has reasonable pricing."
"I rate the product price a five on a scale of one to ten, where one is high price, and ten is low price"
"It's quite affordable. It's in the middle."
"The pricing is good and manageable."
"AWS WAF costs $5 monthly plus $1 for the rule. It's cheap, cost-wise. It's worth the money."
"The product is moderately priced."
"The price is average."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
18%
Financial Services Firm
14%
Manufacturing Company
7%
Insurance Company
6%
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Questions from the Community

What are the limitations of AWS WAF vs alternative WAFs?
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 WAF is t...
How does AWS WAF compare to Microsoft Azure Application Gateway?
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 ...
What do you like most about AWS WAF?
The most valuable feature of AWS WAF is its highly configurable rules system.
Which Web Application Firewall (WAF) would you recommend? R&S or Imperva?
Imperva is a strong choice, given their security focus and ongoing R&D into the product in areas such as bot management.
 

Also Known As

AWS Web Application Firewall
Rohde & Schwarz Web Application Firewall, R&S WAF, DenyAll Web Application Security
 

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Sample Customers

eVitamins, 9Splay, Senao International
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