Citrix Web App and API Protection vs Fortinet FortiWeb comparison

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We performed a comparison between Citrix Web App and API Protection 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 advantage of Citrix Web App and API Protection is just its graphic user interface for beginners. The solution is nothing special, but we have to use it for the corporation. Another advantage of Citrix Web App and API Protection is that we have our copy to test things and get the know-how of it.""Citrix Web App API Protection allows you to enable a blocking mode"

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"The GUI makes it easy to scale in terms of learning and utilization.""The most valuable feature of Fortinet FortiWeb is the ease of integration and configuration.""The solution is stable.""The most valuable features in Fortinet FortiWeb are sandboxing and threat prevention.""One of the big advantages of using Fortinet FortiWeb is all the Fortinet family solutions use the same user interface and logic. This makes it easy to use, configure, manage, and understand if you have used one of their solutions before or are wanting to implement other Fortinet solutions in the future. Additionally, all Fortinet solutions can be managed with one application called FortiManager.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""It can scale well.""We find that it is quite stable and reliable."

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"Citrix Web App and API Protection could improve in the area of licensing""An area for improvement in Citrix Web App and API Protection is for it to give real-time notifications and alerts. It would be practical if the solution warns you if there's an attack or if the load or traffic volume increases or decreases. An additional feature I'd like to see in Citrix Web App and API Protection is a prediction or artificial intelligence on what is happening, for example, attacks."

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"The documentation for the machine learning could be better.""No solution is 100% secure and the security could always be worked on.""The upgrade process could be a bit smoother.""Sometimes, even if you follow the documentation, it doesn't work as expected.""The F5 solution has more features than Fortinet FortiWeb, such as multiple load balancing.""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.""If the price was lower, it would be a bit more attractive, as an option, to the customers.""FortiGate could be improved on the security end because we've had some incidents with the customer. Otherwise, there is no problem."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Citrix Web App and API Protection are in the middle when we talk about pricing and licensing"
  • "The pricing for Citrix Web App and API Protection is unreasonable. I don't know the exact price, but I heard it's tens of thousands and it's a bit too much for the small country I live in."
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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:Citrix Web App API Protection allows you to enable a blocking mode
    Top Answer:The setup is very easy. The only thing is you need to understand the backend application functionality. Whether it's IES based, or whether it is some other vendors and what kind of database and… more »
    Top Answer:Citrix Web App and API Protection could improve in the area of licensing. Some customers have an enterprise license and some customers have an advanced license. If you have an enterprise and advanced… more »
    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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    Also Known As
    Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall , Citrix Web App Firewall
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    Citrix Web App Firewall is a web application firewall (WAF) that protects web applications and sites from both known and unknown attacks, including application-layer and zero-day threats. Despite an ever-evolving threat landscape, Citrix Web App Firewall delivers comprehensive protection without degrading throughput or application response times. Available as a cloud solution or integrated within the Citrix ADC platform, simplified configuration controls further mitigate risk. Our pooled licensing options allow you to grow incrementally and scale on demand.

    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
    NSS Labs, ICSA Labs
    Lush, Barnabas Health, Options, Riverside Healthcare, Hillsbourough County Schools, Columbia Public Schools, Schiller AG
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
    Small Business57%
    Large Enterprise43%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Small Business49%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise28%
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise51%
    Buyer's Guide
    Citrix Web App and API Protection vs. Fortinet FortiWeb
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix Web App and API Protection vs. Fortinet FortiWeb and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    655,774 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Citrix Web App and API Protection is ranked 20th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 2 reviews while Fortinet FortiWeb is ranked 2nd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 29 reviews. Citrix Web App and API Protection is rated 7.0, while Fortinet FortiWeb is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Citrix Web App and API Protection writes "Has a good graphic user interface for beginners, but lacks real-time notifications, alerts, and artificial intelligence". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiWeb writes "Good for compliance, load balancing, and high availability". Citrix Web App and API Protection is most compared with F5 Advanced WAF, Azure Front Door, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Imperva Web Application Firewall and Cloudflare, whereas Fortinet FortiWeb is most compared with F5 Advanced WAF, Fortinet FortiADC, Fortinet FortiOS, AWS WAF and Azure Web Application Firewall. See our Citrix Web App and API Protection vs. Fortinet FortiWeb report.

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