We performed a comparison between Azure Front Door and Cloudflare Web Application Firewall based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Web Application Firewall (WAF) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"It inspects the traffic at the network level before it comes into Azure. We can do SSL offloading, and it can detect abnormalities before the traffic comes into the application. It can be used globally and is easy to set up. It is also quite stable and scalable."
"The price is one of the most important aspects of the product. It's quite affordable."
"You can assign as many web application firewall policies as you want to the same instance of Front Door."
"The security features are valuable. The particular feature we use is called OWASP."
"We like that there's load balancing, firewall capabilities, DDoS protection, et cetera, all covered by Cloudflare."
"Does a good job preventing web application attacks."
"Technical support has a very fast response time and they are helpful."
"The Cloudflare Web Application Firewall's most valuable feature is its ease of configuration."
"We should be able to use Front Door defenders with multiple cloud vendors. Currently, they can be used only with the Azure cloud. Azure Front Door should also be able to do global load balancing and provide internal front door services. Microsoft should clearly define what Traffic Manager, Application Gateway, and Azure Front Door products do. These are similar products, and people get confused between these products."
"There is room for improvement and they're working on it."
"I'm responsible for the governance and cost control of Azure. I'm not a specialist in any products and therefore I couldn't really speak effectively to features that are lacking or missing."
"It would be ideal if the solution offered better log integration and more integration with different platforms."
"The reporting could be more granular."
"They have some limitations with third-party integrations."
"Their documentation could be better. They don't have documentation that explains everything well. They have documentation for everything you're looking for, but they lack a single piece of documentation to tie everything together. As a new user or beginner, it took us a little bit of time to figure out how to put all these things in place."
"The accuracy of the Cloudflare Web Application Firewall could be improved by reducing the number of false-negative alerts."
Azure Front Door is a global, scalable entry-point that uses the Microsoft global edge network to create fast, secure, and widely scalable web applications. With Front Door, you can transform your global consumer and enterprise applications into robust, high-performing personalized modern applications with contents that reach a global audience through Azure.
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Cloudflare Web Application Firewall's intuitive dashboard enables users to build powerful rules through easy clicks and also provides Terraform integration. Every request to the WAF is inspected against the rule engine and the threat intelligence curated from protecting over 27 Million websites. Suspicious requests can be blocked, challenged or logged as per the needs of the user while legitimate requests are routed to the destination, agnostic of whether it lives on-premise or in the cloud. Analytics and Cloudflare Logs enable visibility into actionable metrics for the user.
Azure Front Door is ranked 9th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 3 reviews while Cloudflare Web Application Firewall is ranked 10th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 5 reviews. Azure Front Door is rated 9.0, while Cloudflare Web Application Firewall is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Azure Front Door writes "Provides a rich toolset for security, directing traffic, and rewriting headers and URLs". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cloudflare Web Application Firewall writes "Competitively priced with good support and very good reliability". Azure Front Door is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Amazon CloudFront, Cloudflare, Akamai and AWS WAF, whereas Cloudflare Web Application Firewall is most compared with AWS WAF, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Akamai Kona Site Defender, Fortinet FortiWeb and Fastly. See our Azure Front Door vs. Cloudflare Web Application Firewall report.
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