F5 Silverline Managed Services vs NGINX App Protect comparison

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We performed a comparison between F5 Silverline Managed Services and NGINX App Protect 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 most valuable feature of F5 Silverline Managed Services is the benchmark performance.""Most vendors fulfill the requirements for standard DDoS protection, but F5 Silverline Managed Services has a better understanding of defending web applications like HTTP and can mitigate more bot activity than any other vendor.""The most valuable feature of F5 Silverline Managed Services is it becomes similar to a distributed architecture."

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"The policies are flexible based on the technologies you use.""The most valuable feature of NGINX App Protect is its flexibility.""The most valuable feature of NGINX App Protect is the reverse proxy.""NGINX App Protect's best features are auto-learning, which creates a profile of applications that are deployed, bot protection, and force protection, which lets you configure your brute force policy and alert for and prevent brute force attacks.""The most valuable feature of NGINX App Protect is its open source.""The initial setup was simple and took three to four days.""NGINX App Protect is stable.""We were looking for a product that is capable of complete automation and a container based solution. It's working."

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"The price of F5 Silverline Managed Services could be better.""There is a lot of room for improvement with their tech support. I am not sure F5 Silverline Managed Services can be classified as having tech support.""F5 Silverline Managed Services can improve by reducing the price."

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"The integration of NGINX App Protect could improve.""Currently, the policies have to be handled manually, and you have to create from scratch, which can be a bit time-consuming, in a large environment.""The dashboard could provide a more comprehensive view of the status of the connections.""Areas for improvement would be if NGINX could scan for vulnerabilities and learn and update the signatures of DoS attacks.""NGINX App Protect would be improved with integration with Shape and F5 WAF, which would make it easy for users to manage all their web application security with a single solution.""NGINX App Protect could improve security.""As far as scalability, it takes a long time for deployment.""The price of NGINX App Protect could improve."

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  • "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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  • "Really understand the licensing model, because we underestimated that."
  • "There are no additional fees."
  • "NGINX is not expensive."
  • "The pricing is reasonable because NGINX operates on an instance basis."
  • "There is a license needed to use NGINX App Protect."
  • "There are not any additional costs we had to pay to use NGINX App Protect."
  • "There is a monthly or annual subscription to use NGINX App Protect. There are not any additional costs to the subscription."
  • "The price of NGINX App Protect is approximately $3,000 annually. All of our licenses are observed by a managed service partner."
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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. 
    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 »
    Top Answer:WAF is useful to track mitigation, inclusion, prevention, and the parametric firewall.
    Top Answer:Our licensing costs are about $40,000 a year. We pay on an annual basis. We just have our operating costs on top of that.
    Top Answer:The solution does well when there's low throughput but when we go for any high throughput, it's always a challenge. I'm expecting the next version to have a better high throughput. I also find that… more »
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    Also Known As
    F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall, F5 Silverline DDoS Protection
    NGINX WAF, NGINX Web Application Firewall
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    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.

    NGINX App Protect application security solution combines the efficacy of advanced F5 web application firewall (WAF) technology with the agility and performance of NGINX Plus. The solution runs natively on NGINX Plus and addresses some of the most difficult challenges facing modern DevOps environments:

    • Integrating security controls directly into the development automation pipeline
    • Applying and managing security for modern and distributed application environments such as containers and microservices
    • Providing the right level of security controls without impacting release and go-to-market velocity
    • Complying with security and regulatory requirements

    NGINX App Protect offers:

    • Expanded security beyond basic signatures to ensure adequate controls
    • F5 app‑security technology for efficacy superior to ModSecurity and other WAFs
    • Confidently run in “blocking” mode in production with proven F5 expertise
    • High‑confidence signatures for extremely low false positives
    • Increases visibility, integrating with third‑party analytics solutions
    • Integrates security and WAF natively into the CI/CD pipeline
    • Deploys as a lightweight software package that is agnostic of underlying infrastructure
    • Facilitates declarative policies for “security as code” and integration with DevOps tools
    • Decreases developer burden and provides feedback loop for quick security remediation
    • Accelerates time to market and reduces costs with DevSecOps‑automated security
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    Sample Customers
    City Bank, Ricacorp Properties, Miele, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office
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    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Insurance Company8%
    Financial Services Firm38%
    Comms Service Provider38%
    Insurance Company13%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Company Size
    Small Business64%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise27%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
    F5 Silverline Managed Services vs. NGINX App Protect
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about F5 Silverline Managed Services vs. NGINX App Protect and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    F5 Silverline Managed Services is ranked 16th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 3 reviews while NGINX App Protect is ranked 11th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 9 reviews. F5 Silverline Managed Services is rated 9.0, while NGINX App Protect is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of F5 Silverline Managed Services writes "Mitigates more bot activity when defending web applications than any other vendor but comes at a price". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NGINX App Protect writes "Capable of complete automation but is costly ". F5 Silverline Managed Services is most compared with Cloudflare, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Arbor DDoS, AWS WAF and Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, whereas NGINX App Protect is most compared with F5 Advanced WAF, Mirantis Container Cloud, AWS WAF, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and Azure Front Door. See our F5 Silverline Managed Services vs. NGINX App Protect report.

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