Azure Web Application Firewall vs Fortinet FortiWeb comparison

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We performed a comparison between Azure Web Application Firewall and Fortinet FortiWeb 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.
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"The most valuable feature is that it allows us to publish our applications behind the firewall.""It has been a stable product in my experience.""The solution has good dashboards.""It's quite a stable product and works well with Microsoft products.""We have found the most valuable features to be the web application, minimal skills required for management, control through policies, and automation."

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"You have the ability to control everything from one single dashboard.""The solution is easy to configure and deploy.""The valuable feature of Fortinet FortiWeb vulnerability scanner""The most valuable feature of Fortinet FortiWeb is the ease of integration and configuration.""Technical support is very good.""The solution has a good sandbox feature.""Fortinet is a great SD-WAN player when it comes to security capabilities.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward."

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"There is a need to be able to configure the solution more.""From a reporting perspective, they could do more there.""Deployment should be simplified so that a non-techie can handle it.""The management can be improved.""The support for proxy forwarding could improve."

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"The F5 solution has more features than Fortinet FortiWeb, such as multiple load balancing.""The memory use in each of the appliances is problematic.""The solution is not very scalable, to scale up would require another deployment with a new appliance and a change to the network.""In my experience, Fortinet FortiWeb could improve the intelligent features to acknowledge whether any threat or incident that's running happened. Then give us the ability to escalate it to layer 2 or layer 3 in the network operations.""The support side of things can be improved.""Most of the deployment is done by our development team because they have some parameters that match the configuration. However, when we initially did the deployment we used a consultant company.""The documentation for the machine learning could be better.""When we look at the incident reports in the dashboard, they are available for a maximum duration of 24 hours. They should provide more time for the analysis and increase the duration of the availability of these reports. Currently, it gives the options for 5 minutes, 1 hour, and 24 hours. It would be excellent if there are more options for a longer time period. It may be configurable, but I don't know how to do it."

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  • "We have an enterprise agreement with Microsoft and the pricing is good."
  • "The price is for this solution is fair and there is a license needed."
  • "The price of the solution depends on your architecture and how you manage it. You can control the cost in Azure quite well. The costs do not directly correlate to expenses in the features we are using."
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  • "The price is competitive."
  • "We are on an annual license for this solution and the price is approximately €100."
  • "It keeps changing, but it's based on the size of the VM you buy and also the traffic throughput you want from it, whereas what we have on Azure is just the traffic throughput. You can also pay on a monthly basis from Azure. During each part of the project, it's okay to get Azure-based licensing or AWS-based licensing for FortiWeb, but over time, you would want to go with the perpetual license. You should go to Fortinet and buy the license from them. So, there is a two-step process there."
  • "The price of Fortinet FortiWeb is reasonable. This is one of the key factors of why we use this solution."
  • "There's only one payment for the duration of the license. On a scale from one to five, I would rate pricing at four. I have not encountered any additional costs on my projects involving Fortinet FortiWeb."
  • "The maintenance fee for this product could be improved."
  • "It should be somewhere about 36,000 Euros. That's the cost for three years. It's moderately priced."
  • "The price of Fortinet FortiWeb depends from customer to customer because some customers are considering using other solutions, such as Imperva. The price of Fortinet FortiWeb sits well for the middle-sized customers that we deal with."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It has been a stable product in my experience.
    Top Answer:The price is for this solution is fair and there is a license needed.
    Top Answer:There is a need to be able to configure the solution more. In the future, I would like to see the ability to activate using a public or private IP.
    Top Answer:The solution has a good sandbox feature.
    Top Answer:I'd rate the pricing at a four out of five in terms of affordability.
    Top Answer:It can be better with web application firewalls. It is already close to the best in class. This product is up to the mark right now.
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    Azure Web Application Firewall (WAF) provides centralized protection of your web applications from common exploits and vulnerabilities. Web applications are increasingly targeted by malicious attacks that exploit commonly known vulnerabilities. SQL injection and cross-site scripting are among the most common attacks.

    To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Community.

    Fortinet FortiWeb is a Web Application Firewall (WAF) that protects your web applications and APIs from attacks targeting known as well as unknown vulnerabilities. As the surface of your web applications evolves with each change of existing features and deployment of new features, your APIs are left exposed. Fortinet FortiWeb provides the board protection capabilities required to protect web applications without sacrificing performance or manageability.

    Fortinet FortiWeb is an automatic, advanced multi-layer solution that provides secure protection by discerning irregular behavior and distinguishing between malicious and benign anomalies. In addition, the approach delivers powerful bot mitigation capacities which authorize harmless bots to connect while blocking malicious bot activity securely. Regardless of where an application is hosted, Fortinet FortiWeb will safeguard business applications by providing deployment options, such as virtual machines, hardware appliances, and containers that can be deployed in the data center, cloud environments, or in the cloud-native SaaS solution.

    Fortinet FortiWeb Features and Benefits

    APIs and web applications have become integral to the rising demand for business-critical applications. Now more than ever, businesses are in need of an automatic firewall that will provide them with security, without sacrificing performance or reliability. Fortinet FortiWeb offers a variety of features and benefits, including:

    • Security fabric integration: FortiWeb integrates with other Fortinet solutions to provide advanced protection from persistent threats.

    • Proven web application and API protection: FortiWeb safeguards applications from all DDOS attacks, malicious bot attacks, and OWASP Top-10 threats.

    • Advanced visual analytics: FortiWeb offers a unique visual reporting tool that other WAF solutions don’t by providing a detailed analysis of attack elements and sources.

    • Hardware-based acceleration: With fast and secure traffic encryption and decryption, FortiWeb provides best-in-class WAF protection.

    • ML-based threat detection: FortiWeb delivers multi-layer machine learning defense protection to defend against zero-day attacks and reduce false positives.

    • False positive mitigation tools: Reduce daily management of policies through advanced tools to guarantee only unwanted traffic is blocked.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Fortinet FortiWeb offers an industry-leading Web Application Firewall, and users are satisfied with it for a number of reasons, including the ability to control everything from the dashboard and the PCI-compliant reports it offers.

    Carlos P., director of business and digital transformation at SERNIVEL3, notes, "You have the ability to control everything from one single dashboard."

    A director at a tech service company, says, "Banks have to be compliant with PCI and other things, and FortiWeb is absolutely amazing in terms of providing these reports. Otherwise, they will have to spend a lot of time on them."

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    Sample Customers
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    Lush, Barnabas Health, Options, Riverside Healthcare, Hillsbourough County Schools, Columbia Public Schools, Schiller AG
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Insurance Company8%
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise28%
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise51%
    Buyer's Guide
    Azure Web Application Firewall vs. Fortinet FortiWeb
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Web Application Firewall vs. Fortinet FortiWeb and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Azure Web Application Firewall is ranked 14th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 5 reviews while Fortinet FortiWeb is ranked 2nd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 29 reviews. Azure Web Application Firewall is rated 8.6, while Fortinet FortiWeb is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Azure Web Application Firewall writes "Easy to understand with good support and an easy initial setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiWeb writes "Good for compliance, load balancing, and high availability". Azure Web Application Firewall is most compared with AWS WAF, Azure Front Door, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Imperva Web Application Firewall and F5 Advanced WAF, whereas Fortinet FortiWeb is most compared with F5 Advanced WAF, Fortinet FortiADC, Fortinet FortiOS, AWS WAF and Microsoft Azure Application Gateway. See our Azure Web Application Firewall vs. Fortinet FortiWeb report.

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