We performed a comparison between F5 Advanced WAF and Fastly based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out what your peers are saying about Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet, F5 and others in Web Application Firewall (WAF).
"It also has antivirus and DDoS mitigation capabilities. We have enabled these features."
"F5 technical support is excellent. They are experts who always provide the right solution, and they understand the problem. Their response and resolution times are good."
"The solution uses AI to protect against botnet attacks."
"The most valuable feature is that it is secure."
"I like the security features, especially against SQL injection."
"The most valuable features of this solution are the WAF protection, Data Safe, and the seven-layer DDoS."
"It's scalable and very easy to manage."
"Identification, ease of use, and ease of modifying it to most of our needs are valuable."
"Fastly uses configuration versioning, where you can deploy a new version in less than one minute."
"There should be more ability to rate limit certain scenarios. The majority of the time, it is either on or off. For certain types of use cases, there should be the ability to rate limit, not just enable or disable."
"The BNS module needs improvement."
"It's sometimes difficult to customize APIs with F5 Advanced WAF."
"The pricing could be more flexible."
"The deployment side is quite complex."
"F5 Advanced WAF could improve resource usage, it is CPU intensive. Additionally, adding automated remediation would be a benefit. For example, an easy button alerts us of the events that are occurring, and what we want to do at the time. An automated approach where somebody could be alerted very quickly. Instead of going and reconfiguring everything, an automated approach is what I'm looking at."
"The interface is old-looking, it's not modern, which is why it's not always comfortable to use."
"We usually use a third-party tool for logging and reporting. It would be nice if we could do that right on this solution. They have one, but it's not very stable. Logging and reporting effectively would be a big enhancement."
"It is missing a "staging" platform to deploy a test configuration with all of the real settings, which would allow us to properly test before putting it into production."
F5's Advanced WAF is built on proven F5 technology and goes beyond reactive security such as static signatures and reputation to proactively detect and mitigate bots, secure credentials and sensitive data, and defend against application denial-of-service (DoS). Advanced WAF redefines application security to address the most prevalent threats organizations face today.
Advanced WAF is offered as an appliance, virtual edition, and as a managed service—providing automated WAF services that meet complex deployment and management requirements while protecting your apps with great precision. It is the most effective solution for guarding modern applications and data from existing and emerging threats while maintaining compliance with key regulatory mandates.
Advanced WAF redefines application security to address the most prevalent threats organizations face today:
•Web attacks that steal credentials and gain unauthorized access across user accounts.
•Application layer attacks that evade static security based on reputation and manual signatures.
•New attack surfaces and threats due to the rapid adoption of APIs.
•OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities
F5 Advanced WAF is ranked 3rd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 28 reviews while Fastly is ranked 13th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 1 review. F5 Advanced WAF is rated 8.4, while Fastly is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of F5 Advanced WAF writes "Extremely stable hardware with great plug-ins and excellent features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fastly writes "Good performance, powerful configuration capability, and helpful real-time graphics". F5 Advanced WAF is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Imperva Web Application Firewall, AWS WAF and NGINX App Protect, whereas Fastly is most compared with AWS WAF, Cloudflare Web Application Firewall, Cloudflare, Cloudflare DDoS and Radware Bot Manager.
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