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"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 important feature is that they have seven firewall protection, to protect our web servers.""The most valuable feature is flexibility.""F5 technical support is really good."

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"Content caching and content compression are good features.""The most valuable feature is the SSL offloading capacity.""Simple to use and easy to integrate.""I like the solution's load balance with DNS intelligence.""The most valuable feature is its simplicity."

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Cons
"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.""We need to have support for cloud protection, which is not offered by this solution.""I just hope the price can be cheaper.""In terms of the scalability, this part is always so confusing because they are checking for packet count. Also, after an attack, they said that the throughput must be from gigabits but then I check my bandwidth and it is already done in gigabits. So it is a little bit confusing."

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"It would be good if they built in a fully functional web application firewall.""The configuration is relatively complex.""Issues with SSL and encrypted traffic.""The initial setup could be simplified.""Technical support and documentation could both be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
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  • "The solution could be more cost-effective."
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    Questions from the Community
    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. 
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    I highly recommend Cloudflare. We switched from Akamai Prolexic to Cloudflare and couldn't be happier. We also got the worlds fastest DNS and speeded up our site load times with the 200+ edge… more »
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    I like the solution's load balance with DNS intelligence.
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    The price of the product is problematic. The configuration is relatively complex.
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    Also Known As
    F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall, F5 Silverline DDoS Protection
    FortiADC Application Delivery Controller, FortiADC
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    Overview

    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.

    With bandwidth demand growing faster than budgets and cyber attacks constantly on the rise, it can be challenging to securely and efficiently deliver applications at the speed your users expect. Fortinet ADC appliances optimize the availability, user experience, and scalability of enterprise application delivery. They deliver fast, secure, and intelligent acceleration and distribution of even the most demanding enterprise applications.

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    Sample Customers
    City Bank, Ricacorp Properties, Miele, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office
    Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Insurance Company6%
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    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company28%
    Government6%
    Manufacturing Company3%
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    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise38%
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    Small Business57%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise14%
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    F5 Silverline Managed Services is ranked 10th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 4 reviews while Fortinet FortiADC is ranked 6th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 5 reviews. F5 Silverline Managed Services is rated 7.8, while Fortinet FortiADC is rated 7.6. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiADC writes "Great inbuilt firewall feature; content compression is limited". F5 Silverline Managed Services is most compared with Cloudflare, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), AWS WAF and Arbor DDoS, whereas Fortinet FortiADC is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Citrix ADC, Kemp LoadMaster and HAProxy.

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