F5 Silverline Managed Services vs Radware DefensePro comparison

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We performed a comparison between F5 Silverline Managed Services and Radware DefensePro based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed F5 Silverline Managed Services vs. Radware DefensePro Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Question: DDoS solutions: Any other solutions to consider aside from Radware DefensePro and F5 Silverline DDoS Protection?
Answer: A10 Network Thunder TPS
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"The most valuable feature of F5 Silverline Managed Services is the benchmark performance.""The most valuable feature of F5 Silverline Managed Services is it becomes similar to a distributed architecture.""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."

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"The product is very effective and performs well on devices.""This solution is extremely scalable and has the highest level throughput (100G) which complies with Telco deployment.""The product integrates well with Cisco.""They have a hybrid model approach if a client wants to go that way.""The reporting is very good and provides us with a comprehensive description of where attacks are emanating from.""The important features include automated protection and defense against many attacks, it's important that our networks are protected in the Radware cloud.""The initial setup is easy.""Its functionality is very good."

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"F5 Silverline Managed Services can improve by reducing the price.""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.""The price of F5 Silverline Managed Services could be better."

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"The dashboard could be updated.""I would like to see more graphics within the dashboard. Right now, you are required to buy tools in order to have graphical representation for your monitoring.""They need to increase the limit of devices that we can manage.""This solution may not cover all of the requirements in situations for which I am unfamiliar, and there is always room for improvement.""I would like to have more granular steps according to protected bandwidth, so the granularity should be better.""There needs to be more reporting.""The solution is a little more pricey than other options on the market.""We would like to have seven-layer functionality."

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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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  • "The initial cost is over $100,000 for one appliance."
  • "The pricing is based on the amount of network traffic and the number of packets being inspected."
  • "The price varies by use case and there are monthly and annual licensing options. If you deploy on-premise, there is an annual license with the amount dependent on the throughput you need and which features you will be using - i.e. IPS, behavioral, etc."
  • "The NetFlow security could be improved too."
  • "The licensing cost is about $50,000."
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    Answers from the Community
    Rasman - PeerSpot reviewerRasman
    Real User

    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 locations near to our customers. 

    Etienne WEHRLE - PeerSpot reviewerEtienne WEHRLE
    Real User

    You can have a look to Imperva Cloud WAF, the anti-DDoS mitigation is under 1s and works very well. I observed a lot of DDoS attacks that were well managed (even not seen by the customer) by Imperva, I can recommend it (try it with a trial, you'll be able to have your own opinion).

    Etienne WEHRLE - PeerSpot reviewerEtienne WEHRLE
    Real User

    If you need it, please find article about Gartner Magic Quadrant for cloud WFA (including DDoS mitigation tools):


    Mihaela Laza - PeerSpot reviewerMihaela Laza

    In case you are considering a fully automated Cloud solution for DDoS Protection, BGP based, I can help with information on Voxility Anti-DDoS. 

    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 »
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    Also Known As
    F5 Silverline Web Application Firewall, F5 Silverline DDoS Protection
    "Radware Defense Pro"
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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.

    DefensePro provides automated DDoS protection from fast-moving, high-volume, encrypted or very-short-duration threats and is part of Radware’s attack mitigation solution. It defends against IoT-based, Burst, DNS and TLS/SSL attacks to secure organizations against emerging network multivector attacks, ransom DDoS campaigns, IoT botnets, phantom floods, and other types of cyberattacks.

    DefensePro leverages patented behavior-based detection technology enables organizations to accurately detect attacks in real time while minimizing false positives. Attack signatures can be automatically generated to accurately protect from zero-day and unknown attacks.

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    Sample Customers
    City Bank, Ricacorp Properties, Miele, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Non Tech Company29%
    Financial Services Firm29%
    Individual & Family Service14%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Insurance Company8%
    Comms Service Provider45%
    Outsourcing Company9%
    Educational Organization9%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
    Small Business64%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise27%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Small Business55%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise35%
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    F5 Silverline Managed Services vs. Radware DefensePro
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about F5 Silverline Managed Services vs. Radware DefensePro and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    658,157 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    F5 Silverline Managed Services is ranked 9th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 3 reviews while Radware DefensePro is ranked 4th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 10 reviews. F5 Silverline Managed Services is rated 9.0, while Radware DefensePro is rated 7.8. 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 Radware DefensePro writes "Verbose and descriptive reporting, reliable, and it is easy to scale". F5 Silverline Managed Services is most compared with Cloudflare, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), AWS WAF, Arbor DDoS and Azure Web Application Firewall, whereas Radware DefensePro is most compared with Arbor DDoS, Cloudflare, Imperva DDoS, Check Point DDoS Protector and A10 Thunder TPS. See our F5 Silverline Managed Services vs. Radware DefensePro report.

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