F5 Advanced WAF vs Reblaze comparison

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We performed a comparison between F5 Advanced WAF and Reblaze 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.
To learn more, read our detailed F5 Advanced WAF vs. Reblaze Report (Updated: January 2024).
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"I like all of the features, but the main one is the attack signatures.""The solution is easily accessible on mobile and laptop devices.""This solution is an enterprise-class firewall that provides both load-balancing and security.""My favorite feature of F5 is the ability to play around with the ciphers. I also like the ability to have an immediate display of the support IDs when a real blockage occurs. The protection offered is great.""Good dashboard and reporting.""F5 Advanced WAF secures our connectivity and combines both the main functions of WAF (balancing and web application security).""Feature-wise, they are always cutting edge and up-to-date. Many features aren't available via competitors. There's always a lot of enhanced critical features that just aren't available through anyone else, or, if they are, are too lightweight.""This solution inspects your traffic and based on that, automatically create distinct qualities for you, so you can add this to the policy already created. That's what I like most."

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"We like the website protection. It's really good. The dashboard is really simple to use.""The main feature is using the rules and being able to see the traffic. It helps us find malicious traffic.""Reblaze knows how to manage security. For me as, someone who knows little about security, it's good that I have a firm that optimizes everything according to their standards. It's their responsibility and they are fully hands-on.""It is a highly resilient product that can handle significantly larger workloads and high volumes of traffic with ease.""I very much like the elastic search and reports, allowing us to have a 360-degree view of the customer's activities and enabling us to track down any suspicious bots.""The real-time monitoring and reporting are very good. There are information updates in their portal every two minutes. They also have the ability to spill it into Sumo Logic, for example. It's very easy to use.""The most valuable features were the real-time monitoring and the management. With this kind of product, you need a very good management system to allow you to see false positives in real-time; to see what's happening in real-time... The clarity stood out. It was very visible and very easy to navigate; very easy to find the data we were looking for.""The best thing about Reblaze, for us, is that it has been a game changer because previously, we were using Google's Web Application Firewall, but it wasn't up to the mark."

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"The BNS module needs improvement.""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.""I think the deployment templates can be better.""They could provide better pricing.""Nevertheless, F5 products are generally considered to be hard to deploy.""This solution can be made more user-friendly.""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.""I would like for there to be a cloud-based solution, this would also help to improve scalability."

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"Some of the settings on the dashboard are confusing.""There is room for improvement in helping us understanding session management... We want Reblaze to catch and identify everything. We want to see the various devices doing one activity and to see, in a timeline, what's happened. We would like to see a more human-readable display to understand what's happening in the web app.""The WAF features are not as granular as we would expect from a WAF system. There should be more granularity and in-depth rules, out-of-the-box.""I would like to have seen more automated reports. Maybe it has been improved in the last year and I'm just not aware of it. But from a managerial point of view, you want a summary report, a weekly report: How many attacks were blocked? How much bandwidth was saved due to the caching mechanism? What were the top-ten attacks that were tested on the network, etc? I could most likely have found all that data if I logged in to the system and ran different reports. It would be very helpful to get a management report on a weekly basis.""The next release should have next-generation automation.""It would be beneficial if it had a workflow or a feature that could fine-tune settings based on high-level requirements.""They have an interface that you have to adjust to. That is a bit of a downfall because I expect an interface to be very intuitive for someone who knows little about security. But if you know about security, the interface is wonderful.""We have multiple products behind different instances of Reblaze. We have one instance for staging and then we have a production instance for multiple products. One of the things that we have requested is a unified view panel, so that we can see each of the instances in a unified view. That way, we won't have to go bouncing from instance to instance."

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  • "The pricing is too high."
  • "I think the price is very high."
  • "After buying the program, you just pay for the support every year."
  • "Licensing fees for this solution are paid on a yearly basis."
  • "It's more expensive than other solutions and depending on the modules, there can be additional fees."
  • "F5 bundles up services and the bundle is what you pay for rather than individual components."
  • "Its price is fair. We have done a couple of deals where they were able to give some kind of discount to the customers. The price was initially high for the customers, but after a couple of negotiations, it came within their budget. They were happy with that."
  • "There are various plans available for Fortinet FortiWeb Cloud WAF as a Service, including a trial version."
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  • "On a monthly basis we pay $750."
  • "I believe that for the six instances we have right now, it's costing us $16,000 per month."
  • "There is still some room for improvement when it comes to bot management from Reblaze because they are relatively new compared to other vendors in the town."
  • "We found the cost to be a bit on the higher side, starting at approximately three to four thousand dollars for a small configuration."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:F5's user-friendly interface and seamless integration stand out as the most valuable features for us.
    Top Answer:The customer service could be improved.
    Top Answer:It is a highly resilient product that can handle significantly larger workloads and high volumes of traffic with ease.
    Top Answer:We found the cost to be a bit on the higher side, starting at approximately three to four thousand dollars for a small configuration. It is worth mentioning that these figures might not be current… more »
    Top Answer:There is a potential improvement regarding simplifying the complexity of rule creation. It would be beneficial if it had a workflow or a feature that could fine-tune settings based on high-level… more »
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    F5 Advanced WAF is a web application security solution for financial and government sectors, e-commerce, and public-facing websites. It offers protection against various attacks, including botnets, web scraping, and foreign entities. The solution can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud and is often used with other security tools. Its most valuable features include DDoS and DNS attack protection, SSL uploading, anomaly detection, and the ability to input custom rules. 

    F5 Advanced WAF has helped organizations to expose more services to the public while providing an extra layer of protection, preventing revenue loss, and securing connectivity.

    Reblaze is a cloud-based, fully managed protective shield for sites and web applications. Hostile traffic is blocked in the cloud, before it reaches the protected network.

    Reblaze is a comprehensive web security solution, providing a next-gen WAF, DoS and DDoS protection, bot mitigation, scraping prevention, CDN, load balancing, and more.

    The platform offers a unique combination of benefits. Machine learning provides accurate, adaptive threat detection. Dedicated Virtual Private Clouds ensure maximum privacy. Top-tier infrastructure assures maximum performance. Fine-grained ACLs enable precise traffic regulation. An intuitive web-based management console provides real-time traffic control. A one-month trial offer allows you to assess Reblaze with no cost, risk, or obligation.

    Reblaze makes it effortless and affordable to secure and accelerate your web assets. Organizations from many vertical markets around the globe are benefiting from Reblaze's highly scalable WAF/IDS, DDoS, anti-scraping and Bot mitigation service.

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    Sample Customers
    MAXIMUS, Vivo, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office, City Bank
    eBay, AirAsia, Taboola, Reebonz, IAI, Payoneer, mySupermarket, William Hill, Fanduel
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm33%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Non Tech Company7%
    Media Company7%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Media Company10%
    Construction Company5%
    Company Size
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise44%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise22%
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise45%
    Buyer's Guide
    F5 Advanced WAF vs. Reblaze
    January 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about F5 Advanced WAF vs. Reblaze and other solutions. Updated: January 2024.
    756,036 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    F5 Advanced WAF is ranked 3rd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 26 reviews while Reblaze is ranked 21st in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 2 reviews. F5 Advanced WAF is rated 8.6, while Reblaze is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of F5 Advanced WAF writes "Flexible configuration, reliable, and highly professional support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Reblaze writes "Offers flexibility with a kill switch for bypassing Reblaze if needed and provides a reliable Layer 7 defense against attacks". F5 Advanced WAF is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Imperva Web Application Firewall, AWS WAF and Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, whereas Reblaze is most compared with Cloudflare, Imperva DDoS, Radware Alteon, AWS WAF and Imperva Web Application Firewall. See our F5 Advanced WAF vs. Reblaze report.

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