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Pros
"It's very user-friendly.""The DDoS protection is the most valuable aspect of the solution.""New and innovative way to protect the client's data.""From what I've seen so far, there are no negatives to report as of yet""There are key things that are used for our enterprise customers, such as Lambda and DNS."

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"The most valuable feature of F5 Silverline Managed Services is the benchmark performance.""Its flexibility is the most valuable because it is a managed service. The good part is that you don't need to set it up. It just needs DNS routing, which is the easiest thing. Our client had Akamai for certain websites because they were using CDN features. They had NetScaler on the internal zone, F5 AWAFs on the data centers, and no WAF at all in the cloud. One of the main activities of the project was to move all these policies into a single WAF so that we could control and use that as a choke point. That exercise itself was very easy because it was a managed service and F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall does that for you. That's the best thing about F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall. It is easy to apply policies on-premises. If you have AWAF on-premises and you want to replicate some policies on F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall, other than the policies that it applies by itself, it is easy because you have a team that supports it. F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall works perfectly fine. It pretty much does everything that an Advanced WAF on-premises should do.""The most valuable feature of F5 Silverline Managed Services is it becomes similar to a distributed architecture."

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Cons
"Latencies are always a problem.""Although I think it's quite good, it doesn't provide me with all the features I would expect to have if I were using Imperva.""There are some issues with the CDN services.""The solution could work at being less expensive. It costs a lot to use it.""Technical support is lacking."

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"F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall, being a new product in the market or comparatively related to a new product, currently supports less number of PoPs. They should introduce more PoPs. The current number of PoPs that they have is around 10 or 12, which is still relatively less as compared to 2,400 plus PoPs that Akamai offers. The user latency or the number of hops a user needs before reaching the actual web application is less in Akamai because it has its internal fabric to route the traffic. They need to spin up more data to increase its traffic handling capability. They can also include the bot detection capability, though it is a pretty advanced functionality. If they could include DataDome like functionality, that is, bot prediction, then F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall will be top-notch in the market.""The price of F5 Silverline Managed Services could be better.""F5 Silverline Managed Services can improve by reducing the price."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We don't have any issues with the price."
  • "The price is reasonable."
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  • "F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall works based on your bandwidth. They look at the clean bandwidth and do the pricing. 20% of a total pipe would be a clean bandwidth. The list price or a non-negotiated price for F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall would be around $2,200 per application per year for everything that you need. When you get into an enterprise kind of a setup, they negotiate this to the last bit. I would easily take 20% on that, which would be the cost, but it should cover all your Advance WAF features, bot protection, tech campaign, etc. It is built as a package and gives you most of the capability. You don't get the mobile SDK, which is an additional license. Mobile SDK is required only if you're buying or if you have a mobile application, and you are going to instrument F5 or Imperva into your mobile appliance. This anyways would be an additional module. It doesn't come within the WAF, but it is a WAF feature."
  • "The price of F5 Silverline Managed Services could be better, they are not very flexible. The price of the solution is based on the requirements of the enterprise."
  • "The price of F5 Silverline Managed Services could be reduced."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Cloudflare. We are moving from Akamai prolexic to Cloudflare. Cloudflare anycast network outperforms Akamai static GRE tunnels. We have decreased site load times on Mobile 3G from 8 to 1,6 seconds by… more »
    Top Answer:There are key things that are used for our enterprise customers, such as Lambda and DNS.
    Top Answer:For ADC, any ADC can do a good job. But in case if you want to add WAF functionality to the same ADC hardware you have to look for other ADC's like F5, Imperva, Radware, Fortinet, etc. 
    Top Answer:Its flexibility is the most valuable because it is a managed service. The good part is that you don't need to set it up. It just needs DNS routing, which is the easiest thing. Our client had Akamai… more »
    Top Answer:F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall works based on your bandwidth. They look at the clean bandwidth and do the pricing. 20% of a total pipe would be a clean bandwidth. The list price or a… more »
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    Also Known As
    F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall, F5 Silverline DDoS Protection
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    Overview

    Cloudflare is the leading performance and security company helping to build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers more than 9 million Internet applications. More than 10 trillion Internet requests flow through Cloudflare’s network each month, accounting for nearly 10% of all Internet requests globally.

    Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with each new site added. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks.

    F5's Silverline Managed Services is a SaaS solution delivering DDoS protection, managed Web Application Firewall (WAF) services, and managed Shape Security Fraud and Anti-bot solutions.

    Silverline services include 24x7 access to F5's Security Operations Center (SOC). F5's expert security professionals use F5 products with state-of-the-art security tools to ensure the best protection possible. As an add-on to Silverline DDoS or WAF services, Silverline Threat Intelligence integrates dynamic lists of threatening IP addresses to give context for policy decisions.

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    Sample Customers
    Trusted by over 9,000,000 Internet Applications and APIs, including Nasdaq, Zendesk, Crunchbase, Steve Madden, OkCupid, Cisco, Quizlet, Discord and more.
    City Bank, Ricacorp Properties, Miele, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office
    Top Industries
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    Energy/Utilities Company14%
    Marketing Services Firm14%
    Engineering Company14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government5%
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Insurance Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business68%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise16%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Small Business60%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise30%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Buyer's Guide
    Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about NETSCOUT, Imperva, Cloudflare and others in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection. Updated: July 2022.
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    Cloudflare is ranked 3rd in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 6 reviews while F5 Silverline Managed Services is ranked 6th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 3 reviews. Cloudflare is rated 8.0, while F5 Silverline Managed Services is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cloudflare writes "Robust, secure and innovative; technical support needs to be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of F5 Silverline Managed Services writes "It is flexible and lets you easily apply policies, but it needs to support more PoPs". Cloudflare is most compared with Imperva DDoS, Azure Front Door, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Palo Alto Networks WildFire and Fortinet FortiWeb, whereas F5 Silverline Managed Services is most compared with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), AWS WAF, Arbor DDoS, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and F5 Advanced WAF.

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