AWS WAF vs Radware Bot Manager comparison


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Executive Summary

Categories and Ranking

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Web Application Firewall (WAF) (1st)
Radware Bot Manager
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Bot Management (4th)

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 Radware Bot Manager is 0.2%, up from 0.1% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Bot Management

Featured Reviews

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…
Jul 14, 2023
The behavioral modeling features enable fast and effective protection
Bot Manager's behavioral modeling and intelligence help us distinguish between harmless and malicious bots. Bot Manager provides comprehensive coverage of websites, mobile applications, and APIs. It also enables us to automate and customize policies. With Radware, we can deliver a better user experience and drive more ROI from application-specific protection. The solution's management portal was a little difficult initially, but I could learn it in a few weeks. It's fine once everything is streamlined and configured. It's effective at detecting and mitigating bots in real time. We've used the solution's crypto-mitigation algorithm a few times but not frequently. It has helped us prevent some attacks. The user experience improved significantly since we implemented the solution. Our users are happy with it.

Quotes from Members

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


"We preferred the product based on its cost. AWS WAF is an out-of-the-box solution and integrates with the AWS services that we use. It's natively integrated with AWS."
"The most valuable feature of the solution is the ability to integrate central sets. It protects from intrusion attacks such as scripting and SQL injections."
"It's simple, easy to use."
"AWS WAF has a lot of integrated features and services. For example, there are security services that can be integrated very well for our customers."
"AWS WAF helps mitigate different kinds of bot attacks and SQL injection that happen within the retail industry."
"The solution is stable."
"The ease of deployment of the product is valuable to me."
"The stability of AWS WAF is valuable."
"I like how Bot Manager automatically detects when a suspicious user attempts to download content from your website."
"Bot Manager is an excellent tool for analyzing traffic to detect suspicious patterns. It uses artificial intelligence to identify malicious behavior."
"The solution provides a rating of the sophistication of the bot attack."
"It's very good at categorizing the different types of bots, whether they're malicious or good. Bot is a very generic term. It could be good, it could be bad. Quite a lot of legitimate businesses are using bot-type services to just scrape the internet for information."
"Bot Manager's behavioral modeling and intelligence help us distinguish between harmless and malicious bots."
"The most valuable feature is the bot management itself and the way it has stopped bots from scraping our site, with its AI mechanism. Its ability to detect and mitigate bots is really good."
"I like how Bot Manager intelligently detects automated tools. If it allows some requests through, identifies them quickly, and contains them effectively. It has an advantage over other solutions because it understands much more quickly that it is an automated process and begins to mitigate it a little more quickly."


"The product must provide more features."
"We haven't faced any problems with the solution."
"Technical support for AWS WAF needs improvement."
"I would like to see the addition of more advanced rate-limiting features in the next release. It would be beneficial to extend rate limiting beyond just web servers to the main node level."
"I believe there is a need to move towards real-time analysis with the help of AI and intelligent systems in the future. This would reduce the reliance on manual work and enhance the functionality of detection protection. By incorporating AI-driven data analysis and data science techniques, we can improve the solution's user-friendliness, security compatibility, and accuracy."
"One area for improvement in AWS WAF could be the limitation on the number of rules, particularly those from third-party sources, within the free tier."
"The solution could improve by having better rules, they are very basic at the moment. There are more attacks coming and we have to use third-party solutions, such as FIA. The features are not sufficient to prevent all the attacks, such as DDoS. Overall the solution should be more secure."
"They should make the implementation process faster."
"It would be good to have more integrations. It's very hard to get data in and out of their portal. It doesn't have any integrations with any of our tools, such as our SIEM tool. It only depends on emails. Having that tied into the warehouse, SIEM, and maybe our on-call tools would be very helpful because it would just give us a holistic picture of everything."
"It would be beneficial to have a link from the WAF to the Bot Manager portal available so we do not have to log in again."
"Bot Manager is doing its job, but I think the behavioral modeling could be improved by adding fingerprinting and automation. Remediation should be automated so that it doesn't require any intervention by the user."
"Radware Bot Manager is a little costly but not too expensive. It's in the middle."
"While the interface is simple, they could add the ability to upload lists of IPs in an Excel spreadsheet. If there are two or three IPs, it's easy to add them. You have a graphical option to log in and register your IP, but if you want to upload 50 IPs, it becomes more complicated because there are 50 steps. Also, Radware could simplify the implementation of SDK, which is a bit complicated. Radware should work on making the SDK part more efficient."
"We're missing links to their modules for installation and configuration. They have most of them available already, but there were situations for mobile applications that, when they released a new version, were not stable. We had to ask them to send a link by email, and that could be made accessible in the portal."
"I would like more ability to configure custom rules. Currently, I need to open a ticket with support to request a specific rule that isn't available in the console. In some cases, I don't have visibility into the logs or they are too complicated to analyze."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"AWS WAF costs $5 monthly plus $1 for the rule. It's cheap, cost-wise. It's worth the money."
"AWS is not that costly by comparison. They are maybe close to $40 per month. I think it was between $29 or $39."
"It's quite affordable. It's in the middle."
"The price of AWS WAF is reasonable, it is not expensive and it is not cheap."
"The price of AWS WAF is expensive if you do not know how to manage your software up or down. I price of the solution is average amongst the other competitors but it would be better if it was less expensive."
"You need an additional AWS subscription for this product if you are buying a managed tool."
"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."
"AWS WAF has reasonable pricing."
"We negotiated a decent price with Radware that fits into our budget. It's a five-year license, so we get a good price and don't need to renew for several years."
"It is fairly priced."
"We pay a fair price for each application we wish to protect."
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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.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Radware Bot Manager?
Radware Bot Manager is a little costly but not too expensive. It's in the middle.
What needs improvement with Radware Bot Manager?
While the interface is simple, they could add the ability to upload lists of IPs in an Excel spreadsheet. If there are two or three IPs, it's easy to add them. You have a graphical option to log in...
What is your primary use case for Radware Bot Manager?
We are a company that serves clients like Telmex and Telcel. We use Bot Manager to defend their sites from threats that focus their attack on automated processes that try to achieve denial of servi...

Also Known As

AWS Web Application Firewall
ShieldSquare, ShieldSquare Bot Mitigation and Bot Management



Sample Customers

eVitamins, 9Splay, Senao International
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